Cauliflower Puree

When I began this food blog, encouraged by my sister Martha, who has two very fine blogs- crossing stitches and potpourri, I knew that whatever I made, my husband and I would have to eat as there are only two of us now.Cauliflower has never been a favorite food , as a matter of fact, white food in general-blanquette de veau comes to mind, is not a favorite. Vanilla ice cream and white desserts are exceptions. When Lara of Still Life With… whose photos are top notch and is admin of SLW-a group on Flickr chose white food as the January assignment, I had to re-think white food.While strolling around the produce section of my local grocery store, I espied a beautiful cauliflower and before I knew it, this gorgeous white vegetable was in my cart and I was headed home to cook -WHITE FOOD!! Actually, this is one of the tastiest cauliflower dishes I have eaten! It’s such a simple dish to prepare and the sauteed cauliflower slices give a little color and texture to the puree.Cauliflower Puree1 head of cauliflower, florets trimmed and roughly chopped. Reserve a few slices for garnish.1 cup water2-3 Tablespoons light sour cream1 Tablespoon unsalted butterSalt and White Pepper to tasteCombine cauliflower and water in a medium pot, bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove florets from pot and place in the bowl of a food processor, adding 1-2 tablespoons of cooking water. Puree until smooth. Add sour cream and butter and process another 10 seconds or so. Season with salt and pepper.For garnish, saute a few slices of cauliflower in a tablespoon of butter until tender and lightly brown.



  1. The Mommy Chef
    January 15, 2007 / 2:50 pm

    This recipe sounds wonderful.It might even fool my children! Thanks for posting.I enjoy reading your blog.

  2. Michele
    November 21, 2008 / 1:04 am

    I love this recipe, Lynnylu- especially as an alternative to mashed potatoes. These have to be way better for us :). Thanks for sharing the recipe. We are so excited to have it included in this week’s FoodieView Recipe Roundup!

  3. Rituparna
    September 22, 2011 / 7:21 am

    This looks absolutely mouth watering. My hubbies favorite veggie is cauliflower & this is a really good idea.

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