Cauliflower Jalapeño Cheese Dip

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Hello & Happy Monday!!

 

 

 

 

 

This is probably more of a Friday recipe, but if you find that you’re not excited about Monday today, you’ll at least have something to look forward to because this recipe for Cauliflower Cheese Dip is just all that and a bag of chips!

 

 

(I can’t believe that was ever a saying, and I can’t believe I just repeated it lol.)

 

 

My personal experience with cauliflower is making a mash back in 2012, then trying cauliflower steaks, a pizza crust and cauliflower bites! (which were fab btw)

 

 

Needless to say, I don’t have a TON of experience with this amazing veggie, but there is still a myriad of uses for cauliflower in addition to the ones I’ve tried. 

 

I chose to use cauliflower for this recipe as typically people use cauliflower as a base to build a vegan cheese sauce. So to add more texture to this dip in junction with the vegan pepper jack cheese and sour cream, I thought that it would be the perf fit! 

 

 

 

 

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What’s great about this recipe is that its easy, takes maybe 45 minutes to make, is packed with veggies and can be made to incorporate even more such as squash or zucchini!

 


 

 

 

On a scale of 1-10, this one was a 10.5 and far exceeded my expectations. I feel as though the concept of using the cauliflower as well as the Follow Your Heart vegan cheese really made this recipe! The cheese melts more like real cheese, tastes like real cheese, and even will get crispy like real cheese!

 

 

If you’re looking for a quick and effortless dip that doesn’t disappoint.. This is it!

 

 

(fyi, you totally don’t have to use this cake mold lol

 

 

 

 

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Why this recipe rocks:

 

 

Easy

Affordable

Spicy!

Tons of veggies

Great for parties

Cheesy

Can be made into tacos!

Can add even more veggies!

 

 

 

 

 

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Cauliflower Cheese Dip
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Ingredients
  1. 1 small head cauliflower
  2. 2 tbsp coconut bacon oil
  3. 1 package of Follow Your Heart jack Cheese
  4. 4 tbsp almond milk
  5. 2 chilis in adobo sauce
  6. ½ yellow onion, sliced
  7. 2 cloves garlic
  8. ½ cup sour cream
  9. ⅛ teaspoon paprika
  10. 1 tsp chili powder
  11. 3 sprigs of cilantro
  12. 2 tsp sea salt
  13. 1 package of mushrooms
  14. 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  15. 2 jalapeños
  16. 1/2 to 1 cup follow your heart tofu sour cream
Instructions
  1. Cut cauliflower into florets and steam for about 20 minutes, until tender.
  2. In a large sauce pan over medium heat, cook the minced garlic with the bacon coconut oil for 2 minutes, then add the onions, cook for 10 minutes or until translucent, add the rinsed mushrooms , chopped chilis in adobo sauce, jalapeño, and cook for another 5 minutes. Top with seasonings and set aside.
  3. Transfer cooked cauliflower to food processor along with sour cream and nutritional yeast and process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. In a small pot over med/high heat place the vegan cheese and almond milk in a pot, content to stir to prevent burning. (3 to 5 minutes)
  5. Scrape the cauliflower mixture from food processor into a baking dish and top with the mushroom onion mixture, then the cheese, then top with seasonings. Broil until cheese is melted.
  6. Top with fresh cilantro and serve with veggies, chips or tortillas
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I’m Gabrielle, the founder & creator of Eatdrinkshrink.com. I established this website in May of 2012 to share my experience and knowledge as I pursue a career in the field of nutrition. I currently hold a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from NYU and MS in Nutrition & Health Sciences.

 

 

 

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