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Cauliflower Jalapeño Vegan Sauce

This post is sponsored by Pure Farmland™. The opinions and text are all mine.

Made with roasted and blended cauliflower, jalapeño, and spices, this Cauliflower Jalapeño Vegan Sauce is so delicious and creamy. Paired with Pure Farmland™ Italian-Style Plant-Based Meatballs, it is a delicious and satisfying plant-based meal.

Overhead view of someone helping themselves to Pure Farmland Italian-Style Plant Based Meatballs and Cauliflower Jalapeno sauce meal.

Quick and fuss-free, this Cauliflower Jalapeño Vegan Sauce is a favorite in our home. But, quick and fuss-free are not the only reasons why we love this sauce so much.

This sauce is downright delicious.
And, it is so easy to make – just bake and blend – and boom, it is ready!

Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant Based Meatballs and ingredients to make Cauliflower Jalapeno sauce on grey background.

What are the ingredients needed to make this vegan sauce?

You only need the following 11 ingredients to make this sauce and they are:

Garlic,
Ginger,
Onion,
Cauliflower,
Jalapeño,
Lime,
Cilantro,
Powdered coriander,
Smoked Paprika,
Turmeric, and
Coconut milk.

Preparing the components to make vegan cauliflower jalapeno sauce by first roasting the ingredients along with some veggie balls.

How to make this spicy cauliflower sauce?

This vegan sauce is made with cauliflower, onions, garlic, and ginger that have been sprinkled with coriander, smoked paprika, and turmeric and then roasted until tender.

These spiced and roasted ingredients are tossed into a blender with coconut milk, lime juice, jalapeños, and parsley and blended until they result in a lusciously thick and creamy concoction.

side view of blender showing Blending roasted ingredients together to make Cauliflower Jalapeno sauce

Adaptations:

I usually prefer to keep this vegan sauce on the thick side. However, if you would rather thin it out, just add another half cup of coconut milk (or more) until this is the consistency you would like.

If you prefer a milder sauce, then, carefully cut the jalapeños lengthwise and, using a pairing knife, cut out the white pith and seeds. Remove as much of the seeds as you can. Then you can enjoy the delicious flavor the jalapeño adds to this sauce, without the spiciness.

If you do not have lime on hand, you can use lemon.

And, if you prefer not to use cilantro, you can use parsley instead. Coriander and cilantro are from the same plant with coriander being the seeds and cilantro being the leaves and stalks. So, while using parsley will change the taste of this sauce, the coriander will still ad a delicious smoky taste to it.

As far as the spices such as turmeric, coriander, and smoked paprika, I would not recommend changing these out as these spices, in the quantities used, seemed to add yet another delicious layer of flavor to this sauce.

Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant Based Meatballs and Cauliflower Jalapeno sauce dinner

This sauce is delicious as a dip or starter soup. However, our favorite way to enjoy this sauce is to pair it with Pure Farmland Italian-Style Plant-Based Meatballs for a delicious and satisfying plant-based meal.

While I don’t consider myself a vegetarian, I do enjoy finding tasty plant-based products and incorporating them into my diet.

And Pure Farmland has a line of meatballs and breakfast patties that are so tasty and pair so well with whatever they share a plate with.

I first came across Pure Farmland Italian-Style Plant-Based Meatballs at Publix. I brought some home and enjoyed them with zoodles. Since then, we have enjoyed them in everything from quick potato skillets to salads, to breakfast platters.

Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant Based Meatballs in Cauliflower Jalapeno sauce in big bowl

Ever so slightly crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, Pure Farmland Plant-Based Meatballs are so delicious my daughter starts sneaking them off the tray when I pull them out of the oven.

Gluten and dairy-free, these plant-based meatballs are made with all-natural ingredients making them a tasty and wholesome option at mealtimes, and a good source of protein.

Currently, Pure Farmland products come packaged on trays made from more than 50% recycled material. Pure Farmland products can be found in the frozen aisle at Publix stores, along with other plant-based proteins.

Available in the following 4 varieties:

Pure Farmland Homestyle Plant-Based Meatballs,
Pure Farmland Italian-Style Plant-Based Meatballs,
Pure Farmland Savory Original Plant-Based Breakfast Patties, and
Pure Farmland Maple Plant-Based Breakfast Patties.

Pure Farmland makes it easy to incorporate a tasty plant-based meal into your diet, any time of the day!

Enjoying delicious Pure Farmland Veggie Balls on grey plate with fork.
Pure Farmland Italian Style Plant Based Meatballs in Cauliflower Jalapeno sauce

Cauliflower Jalapeño Vegan Sauce

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Made with roasted and blended cauliflower, jalapeño, and spices, this Cauliflower Jalapeño Vegan Sauce is so delicious and creamy. Paired with Pure Farmland™ Italian-Style Plant-Based Meatballs, it is a delicious and satisfying plant-based meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 1-inch knob of fresh Ginger
  • 1 yellow Onion
  • 1 medium/small head of Cauliflower
  • 2 Jalapeños
  • Juice of ½ a Lime
  • 2 tbsp fresh Cilantro,
  • 4 tsp powdered coriander
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 cup full fat Coconut milk
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  2. Grab two separate pieces of aluminum foil and place them side by side on a baking tray. Spray each with cooking spray.
  3. Peel the onion, garlic cloves, and ginger and roughly chop up the onion and ginger. Discard the leaves on the cauliflower head and roughly chop it up as well.
  4. On one piece of foil, lay out the Pure Farmland Italian-Style Plant-Based Meatballs and the garlic cloves. And on the other side, place the chopped cauliflower, onion, and ginger.
  5. Combine the smoked paprika, coriander, and turmeric together and sprinkle on top of the cauliflower, onion, and ginger.
  6. Spray the Pure Farmland Italian-Style Plant-Based Meatballs, garlic, and spiced cauliflower well with cooking spray and place tray in oven for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove tray from oven and gently flip Pure Farmland Italian-Style Plant-Based Meatballs over and place tray back in oven for another 8-10 minutes.
  8. If desired, rinse jalapeños and cut them lengthwise. If you want a milder sauce, use a pairing knife to remove the pith and seeds of the jalapeño.
  9. Remove tray from oven and, using tongs, carefully place garlic, spiced cauliflower, onion, and ginger in a blender along with the jalapeños, coconut milk, and cilantro. Blend until smooth and creamy. If you would like the sauce a bit thinner, add more coconut milk or vegetable stock.
  10. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. If you would like your plant-based meatballs a bit crispier on the outside, turn the oven to broil at 525 degrees F (273 C) and broil the plant-based meatballs for another 5 minutes. Remove tray from the oven.

To Serve:

Spoon the Cauliflower Jalapeño Vegan Sauce into a bowl and place the Pure Farmland Italian-Style Plant-Based Meatballs on top. Garnish with cilantro and slices of jalapeño and enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 206Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 142mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 5gSugar 12gProtein 5g

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John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

The whole dish looks nice, but that sauce is magic. Thanks!

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Tuesday 19th of January 2021

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David @ Spiced

Monday 18th of January 2021

Oh man, this sauce looks amazing, Shashi! We've done a couple sauces like this recently where we serve meatballs or a steak over a thicker sauce. This is a different flavor profile from what we've done, though, and I know I'd be all in on this one! Love it!

Vicky

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Thanks for this awesome recipe! I know it's going to be delicious!!

Colleen

Saturday 16th of January 2021

This cauliflower sauce looks incredibly flavorful and creamy! I could use it as a dip! Thanks for sharing.

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