Creamy Cauliflower Spread

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 15 minutes

Serves:Makes about 2 cups

I can't remember where I saw the idea for this spread made from cauliflower. I have a small post-it with some brief directions written on it, so today I tried it and, wow, was I surprised! This makes a light and creamy spread for bread, pita, or crackers, possibly topped with strips of roasted red pepper and fresh basil leaves. Or use it as a dip for garden fresh vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • dash sea salt

Directions

Cut the cauliflower into florets and steam until tender, about 15 minutes. Place in a food processor, add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until using.

Hints: I used prepared yellow mustard in my processing, but Dijon or stone-ground would also work well. This will keep in the refrigerator for a least a week and it tastes even better the day after it is made.