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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 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. 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 if desired (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)

Cauliflower Puree with Sautéed Mushrooms | via veggiechick.com #vegan #glutenfree

5 from 1 reviews

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

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  • 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 sesame oil
  • 1 large shallot, chopped fine (about 1/3 cup diced shallots)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 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, optional

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 and unsweetened almond milk. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a large skillet, add sesame oil 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 if desired. Serves 4.
  3. This dish will last for 2-3 days in the fridge, but it’s best served fresh.

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6 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.

      Reply

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