If there is one veggie that does it all, it’s cauliflower!
You can roast it, turn into a sauce, rice, a pizza crust and more. One of my favorite ways to enjoy it, is grilling! Grilling instantly softens it versus the time consuming roasting and you can derive much more flavor with grilling. I find that while many have the prep method down, creating an effortless sauce can be a struggle.
Roasted and grilled veggies are great solo. However, if you can create a fab universal sauce that will complement all veggies and truly elevate the flavor, you have a win win.
When thinking of my favorite go to sauce, my cilantro sauce came to mind. It’s quick, easy, oil free and even packs protein. Why protein in a sauce? It adds a richness, a cheese like flavor, and the protein makes the dish more filling. Combine that protein with the fiber packed cauliflower, and you have a dish that delivers.
What’s great about this sauce? Everything. It’s quick, easy, dairy free, oil free, free of sugar, creamy, has hints of heat, citrus and lots of cilantro. If you’re in a bind for a perfect sauce that pairs with countless dishes, this is it!
Why you need to try this dish? Too many reasons! It’s quick, easy, affordable, perfect for any season, it packs more flavor versus roasted cauliflower, has aesthetic appeal, can be served as a side dish or main dish, can be grilled and cut into florets, packs a lil heat, has notes of citrus and cilantro, you could skip the cashews and still have a great sauce, the nuts add a savory and texture component, the cauliflower and sauce could even be thrown into tacos!
If you’re searching for more ways to love cauliflower, you have to try my Grilled Cauliflower with creamy cilantro sauce!
Why this recipe is great:
Perfect for any season!
Can be a great side dish or main dish!
Has notes of citrus, cilantro, and a hint of heat!