This white chocolate dessert dip recipe features—surprise!—cauliflower

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At Well+Good, we’re constantly coming across genius recipes—whether it’s on Instagram, in soon-to-be published cookbooks, or directly from buzzy food bloggers themselves. And we’re sharing, by spotlighting the most awesome recipe we’ve come across each week. Ready to get cooking? Check out this week’s pick, below!

Cauliflower is already a lunch and dinner staple, thanks to the genius substitutions that are cauli-crust and cauli-rice. After all, you can’t really argue with a veggie that has a whopping 11 grams of protein per head and more than three quarters of the recommended daily intake for vitamin C in a single serving.

But sneaking cauli into your favorite dessert? Now that’s next level—and 100 percent happening.

Unconventional Baker blogger Audrey Snowe—whose beautiful treats prove that baking without gluten, dairy, and refined sugars is not only possible, but delicious—crafted this sweet and creamy white chocolate mousse recipe, which is held together by none other than steamed cauliflower.

Fruit? Meet your new dipping sauce.

Keep reading for the mind-blowing cauliflower white chocolate fruit dip recipe.

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Unconventional Baker’s Cauliflower White Chocolate Fruit Dip

Yields about 1 cup of dip

1 3/4 cups steamed cauliflower
4 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp cacao butter, liquified but not hot
1 Tbsp almond milk
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/4 tsp raw ground vanilla bean (or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract)
1/8 tsp salt
Fruit or berries of your choice

1. Blend all ingredients together into a smooth, creamy consistency.

2. Transfer into a glass container (or serving bowl) and chill for 30 minutes (or an hour for a slightly firmer consistency). Enjoy for dipping fresh fruit and berries or as a fruit parfait topper or fruit salad side. You can refrigerate the leftovers or freeze a portion to thaw later.

Looking for other deliciously healthy swaps? Full-fat coconut milk makes for a nutritious ice cream base in these candy bar inspired tahini ice cream bars. And if you’d prefer something a bit more savory, falafel is the protein-rich pizza crust you never realized you needed until now.

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