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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easy Cauliflower Croquettes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce


Cauliflower Croquettes

Simple to do and a fun addition to many a meal.  These work nicely as an appetizer by serving on a lettuce leaf or two and drizzling a sauce like the roasted red pepper sauce over the top.


1/2 head of a large cauliflower, steamed
1 clove of garlic, pressed
2 large green onions, chopped
2-3 T. Tahini
Juice of 1/2 large lemon
sea salt and pepper to taste
1/3 – 1/2 Cup breadcrumbs
2-3 teaspoons arrowroot powder or 1 egg

Mash the steamed cauliflower in a mixing bowl and stir in the other ingredients.  Form into patties and fry in a small amount of rice bran or other oil.


Red Pepper Sauce
This is a delicate, bright orange sauce.  Feel free to spice it up to your particular taste.

1 red bell pepper, roasted
1/2 clove garlic, pressed
1 T. lemon juice
1/4 Cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 T. plain soy milk

To roast the red pepper, place over the flame of your burner and char the skin all the way around and the bottom.  Allow the pepper to cool.  Then peel off the charred skin and slice off the end with the stem.  Remove the seeds inside. 

Slice the remaining roasted pepper and combine in a blender with the remaining ingredients.  Blend until smooth.

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