Make this Creamy Cauliflower Puree recipe with real mozzarella or your favorite non-dairy mozzarella-style cheese. Either way, it’s completely delicious.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: baked cauliflower, dairy free, gluten-free side dish, side dish recipes
Author: K.C. Cornwell
1head cauliflowercut into florets
2-3tbspextra virgin olive oil
2-3tbspunsweetened coconutrice, almond or dairy milk
1/2cupshredded Mozzarella-style dairy-free cheese or Mozzarella
salt and pepper to taste
fresh parsley + olive oil for toppingoptional
Steam the cauliflower with garlic until soft.
To steam cauliflower on the stove: place a steam basket or colander into a large saucepan. Add enough water to cover the bottom of the saucepan, and place florets and garlic in the steam basket over the water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook 7-9 minutes for soft cauliflower. Check for doneness by using a fork to make certain the florets are tender.
In a large bowl with a hand blender or in the workbowl of a food processor, pulse the still-warm cauliflower and garlic with 2 tbsp each of the olive oil and milk until almost smooth.
Add the shredded mozzarella and salt & pepper to taste, and pulse until smooth.
Add a bit more oil or milk to adjust consistency if needed.
Recipe can be doubled. Heats up beautifully the next day!