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Cauliflower Puree

I have had a ton of requests for my recipe for cauliflower puree on Twitter and Instagram, so here you go!  I think you will be surprised at how easy this is to make and how delicious it is.

The recipe contains 6 ingredients: cauliflower, almond milk, chicken broth, butter, salt  and pepper.  That’s it!  

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I use almond milk because that’s what I have in the house and I like the flavor.  You can certainly use any other liquid you have on hand (milk, soy milk, etc…) or stick with just chicken broth for a lighter puree.  You can also omit the butter, but I think that it adds an extra creaminess to the puree that makes it more like mashed potatoes.

Mmmm...butter!

Mmmm…butter!

This is my go-to side dish lately and it’s the perfect pairing for any protein!  My favorites are a nice grilled steak or some seared scallops!

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Cauliflower_Puree_Scallops

Hope you enjoy!  Let me know how it turns out 🙂

Cauliflower Puree
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 head of cauliflower (4 cups)
  2. 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  3. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  4. 2 Tbsp grass-fed butter
  5. Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. 1. Add about 1 inch water to a pot large enough to hold a metal steamer and bring to a boil.
  2. 2. Cut cauliflower into florets.
  3. 3. Add cauliflower florets to the steamer, cover pots and reduce heat to a medium-low. Steam for 20 - 25 minutes.
  4. 4. Once cauliflower is fork tender, transfer to a food processor.
  5. 5. Add almond milk and broth to food processor and pulse until smooth.
  6. 6. Add butter to mixture and pulse until creamy.
  7. 7. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  8. 8. EAT!
Notes
  1. The amount of liquid will vary depending on how much cauliflower you use. Start will less and add as needed until the mixture gets to a smooth consistency.
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7 Responses to Cauliflower Puree

  1. Sounds really good…My wife and I will definitely give it a try!

    It’s funny…I think I saw Chef Robert (Restaurant Impossible) do a cauliflower puree not too long ago, and I told my wife that it sounded like a good idea.

    As such, it was serendipitous to see your timely post! 🙂
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  2. Yeah! Thanks for sharing, it always looks so good when you post it!
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  4. Just wanted to let you know that even though it took a little while, we finally got around to the cauliflower puree tonight…and it was a hit with my wife, my ten-year-old daughter, and me!

    I used a bit too much coconut milk…should have started with a half cup first, but I went ahead and poured in the whole 3/4 without thinking. At the end of it all, though, we really enjoyed it! Great taste!

    Thanks,
    Pete
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    • YAY!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!
      I find with anything I cook, it’s trial and error. I always tweak things every time I make them…

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