Fat Free Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Alfredo with Fresh Basil

Fat free, protein, veggie filled and tastes amazing? Meet your new go-to Alfredo sauce! Pour it over pasta or use it in lasagna, this light and creamy sauce, courtesy of Veggies Don’t Bite, goes with just about anything.

Serves: Makes about 5 cups

6 large cloves fresh garlic
2 heads cauliflower
1 cup garbanzo beans
1 cup veggie broth (non tomato based)
Himalayan pink salt to taste
1 cup fresh basil, sliced into shreds

1. Peel garlic and mix with a splash of veggie broth and some salt. Wrap in tin foil, and/or parchment and roast at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes until garlic is browning and looks caramelized.

2. Wash and boil or steam cauliflower until really tender, breaks apart when forked. About 20-30 minutes.

3. When garlic and cauliflower are done, put them in a highspeed blender along with the rest of the ingredients, except for the basil. Blend on high until creamy and smooth. At this point you can add some of the fresh basil into the blender and pulse it in for that fresh basil layer of flavor. Or you can leave it out and only put some basil on the top. We tried both ways and both were great!

Notes from the Chef: Depending on the size of your cauliflower, you may get less or more of the sauce. Make sure you use a veggie broth without tomatoes in it or the creamy Alfredo taste will be overpowered. If you want the sauce thinner, then ad more broth. You can also add more garlic if you really want the roasted garlic taste to come through, I love it so added more on round two and it was great!

Tips to prep ahead: This sauce freezes well so it can be prepped ahead of time and frozen for later use. When defrosting, do so slowly on the counter. You will need to mix or whip again with a whisk to regain the consistency.

Will you adopt this healthy twist on the classic Alfredo sauce?

veggies-dont-biteSophia DeSantis is the author of Veggies Don’t Bite, a vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free food blog targeted to all types of eaters. She is the mom of two beautiful boys and wife to an amazing husband. Her and her family live a vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free life 90% of the time because she believes that the stress of having to be perfect shouldn’t overpower the benefits that their healthy lifestyle brings. Through her website, she hopes to reach anybody interested in making a positive health change in their life.