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Cauliflower Puree w/ Sautéed Mushrooms

Creamy and comforting Cauliflower Puree topped with sautéed mushrooms, swish chard and shallots. 

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I once had a cauliflower puree in a restaurant, topped with amazingly flavorful veggies and garlic and I knew I had to make such a dish. I love this recipe because:

  1. it only takes 30 minutes.
  2. it looks really fancy with minimal effort.
  3. it’s made entirely out of vegetables, although you will swear you are eating carbs.

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Belonging to the same family as beets and spinach, swiss chard not only tastes amazing, but it’s also incredibly nutritious. While researching swiss chard for this recipe, I came across a ton of different articles explaining the amazing benefits of this amazing vegetable. Some of the benefits I found include:

  • Blood sugar regulation
  • Helps pancreatic cells regenerate.
  • Excellent source of Vitamins C, E, A, manganese, and zinc.
  • Contain phytonutrient antioxidants
  • Supports bone health.

You can find swiss chard (with white stems) but also look for other varieties of rainbow chard, which have red, purple, or yellow stems. All are super nutritious and can be used in this recipe.

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To begin, boil the cauliflower until soft, about 7-8 minutes. Drain, rinse and add the cauliflower to a high-powered blender or food processor. Then add the nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, garlic cloves, and unsweetened almond milk and blend until smooth. Set aside and cover to keep warm (I just leave mine in the blender with the top on until ready to serve).

To a large skillet over medium heat, add the sesame oil (or unsalted vegetable broth). Add the chopped shallots and mushrooms and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mushrooms are soft. Add tamari (or soy sauce), the garlic powder and swiss chard.  Stir about 1 minute until the swiss chard is wilted.

Remove from heat. In a bowl, add the cauliflower puree and top with the mushroom/swiss chard mix. Drizzle with lemon juice (recommended). Serves 4.

*This dish tastes very rich and the servings are not large, so I recommend serving this with a side salad or bread.

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Cauliflower Puree with Sautéed Mushrooms (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Creamy and comforting Cauliflower Puree topped with sautéed mushrooms, swish chard and shallots.

  • Author: Christin McKamey- Veggie Chick
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Vegan, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower head, broken into florets
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (or unsalted vegetable broth)
  • 1 large shallot, chopped fine (about 1/3 cup diced shallots)
  • 2 cups cremini or white mushrooms, each cut in half
  • 1/2 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups chopped swiss chard
  • juice from 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Boil cauliflower until soft, about 7-8 minutes. Drain, rinse and add cauliflower to high powered blender or food processor. Add nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, garlic cloves and unsweetened almond milk. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a large skillet, add sesame oil (or unsalted vegetable broth) and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chopped shallots and mushrooms. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until mushrooms are soft. Add tamari (or soy sauce), garlic powder and swiss chard. Stir about 1 minute until swiss chard is wilted. Remove from heat. In a bowl, add cauliflower puree and top with mushroom/swiss chard mix. Drizzle with lemon juice. Serves 4.
  3. This dish will last for 2-3 days in the fridge, but is best served fresh.

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21 Comments

  • Can you substitute the nutritional yeast with something else? What does it do to the purée?

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    • The nutritional yeast gives it a “cheesy” taste so if you make it without, it won’t have the same flavor. =)

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  • This was so delicious. Thanks <3

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    • Glad you liked it Eve! =) Thanks so much.

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  • The chard and mushroom topping was great, but the purée was very bland. I would recommend adding some fresh chopped garlic or somthing to add some kind of flavor :/ sorry, not my favor for that reason….

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    • Sorry it wasn’t your favorite. =) I find it very flavorful but I usually mix in the mushrooms with the puree.

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  • Made this tonight and LOVED it – carnivore boyfriend also loved. I didn’t have almond milk, so I used vegetable stock for the cauliflower puree, and it was still super creamy and decadent. The meaty mushrooms complement it well. Definitely recommend the lemon drizzle to finish – it makes it.

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    • Thank you Kara, so glad you loved it! =)

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  • I found a few reviews on Pinterest saying the puree was bland but as someone who apparently knows how to season my own food without being told how, I made this recipe and found it amazing. The mushrooms were incredible!! It was also a lot more filling than I expected!

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    • Haha thanks Michaela! I too do not find this bland at all! So glad you liked it! =)

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  • Just tried this and loved it – one thing, I didn’t manage to get the purée as smooth as it appears in the photographs or as smooth as it sounds in the description / other reviews. My purée still quite had that slightly grainy ‘cauliflower rice’ kinda texture? I didn’t have almond so used semi-skimmed milk (and possibly not enough). Any tips to get that smooth silky texture? Thanks! : )

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    • Hi Kate, thanks so much! Glad you loved it. It’s possible it could be the blender you are using? Or maybe the cauliflower was not cooked long enough? The skim milk could also be a possibility… 🙂

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  • This looks delicious. But why does this only last 2-3 days?? I typically make food for the week (so I don’t have to cook after work) . Was this just a guess or definite guidance?? Thanks!

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    • Hi Corey, I’ve made this many times and after 2-3 days, it starts to get a little runny/mushy so that’s why I recommend 2-3 days. It’s definitely best fresh or the next day. I would just make it the first meal you eat after your prep day. =) Thanks!

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  • Simple and delicious! Recipe was easy to follow and I was able to recreate it perfectly. My non vegetarian partner was thoroughly impressed!

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    • Yay thanks Morgan! I love this dish too. =)

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  • Love this recipe. Great combination of flavours and looks beautiful on the plate. This is going in to my “company worthy” collection of recipes. I had to use a bit more almond milk to get it to mix properly in the blender and I used a couple of dried locally harvest mushrooms and garnished with lemon zest and it turned out great. Thanks for sharing! You’ve got a new fan.

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    • Thank you Ned, so glad to hear that! =)

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  • Cauliflower sizes vary widely. I’m making the dish now with a small head. I am wondering if those who found it bland had a large head and used the same amount of seasoning as listed in the recipe. What size cauliflower (# of cups) did you use?

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  • The flavor of the cauliflower has to do with its size. I just made it and the cauliflower is very flavorful. Previously I made the mushrooms and that came out very well also. Right now I’m using the cauliflower to double as mashed potatoes. Thanks for both recipes! 5 stars!

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    • Thank you Annie! So happy you loved it. =)

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