Paleo & Whole 30 Cauliflower Cream

2 Jan

One problem for a lot of people in Whole 30 or paleo cooking is the lack of dairy.  There are so many recipes people have that call for cheese or cream.  Well then this recipe is for you.  This is not an entree or a side dish, this is an ingredient to use in other dishes.  Any recipe you have that calls for making something creamy – try this!  By the way if you find a “paleo” recipe with cheese/milk/cream in it, it isn’t paleo!

Paleo and Whole 30 cauliflower cream

Paleo and Whole 30 cauliflower cream

Ingredients:

1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets

10 cups water

~6 tbl. lemon juice (two lemons worth)

3 tsp. kosher salt

Method:

Bring 10 cups of water, 6 tbl. lemon juice, and 2 tsp. kosher salt to a boil in a large pot.  Once boiling add the cauliflower florets and reduce the heat to a simmer.  Simmer until the cauliflower is tender (at least 20 minutes).  Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid.  Drain the cauliflower.  Transfer cooked cauliflower to a high power blender (I used my Vitamix) or a food processor along with 1 tsp. kosher salt and the reserved 1/4 cup of cooking liquid.  Process until creamy and velvety smooth.  About 50 seconds in my Vitamix, but that bad boy doesn’t mess around.  This recipe makes ~3 cups of cauliflower cream.

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