Years ago, my mom went on a vacation to England. While being served dinner one evening, she was surprised to notice that the main dish was a huge head of cauliflower with a topping of cheese. She looked around for other main dishes, but no, that was it. After the initial surprise, she reported that it was a delightful meal.
For those who are intrigued with this idea but would like to limit their intake of cheese, consider a cheese replacement recipe, called “Pimento Cheese.” Just mix it up and pour it over the steamed cauliflower!
Pimento “Cheese” Sauce
Ingredients: 1 cup water, ½ cup pimento, 1 cup raw cashews or other nuts, 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon onion powder
Process ingredients in a blender until smooth. Chilling will make sauce thicker. Pour over steamed cauliflower. Fresh parsley or cilantro placed around the head of cauliflower is a beautiful and tasty garnish. Enjoy!
You may also use pimento cheese sauce over salads, cooked vegetables, pasta, rice, potatoes, pizza, lasagna or as a base for soup. Add 2-3 tablespoons dried onion flakes after blending, if additional texture is desired. Additional Option: Add 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast flakes.