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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Green Eggs and Ham was the story of my life. I wouldn't eat a thing when I was a kid, but Dr. Suess inspired me to try cauliflower."
- Jim Carrey, Comic

The refrigerator light goes on...

The combination of the nutty lentils and creamy, sweet cauliflower makes for an all purpose side dish: both a great starch and a vegetable in one. This is a great accompaniment for roasted chicken, pork or beef.


 

Low Sodium Creamy Cauliflower Lentils

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe keeps well for about 2 days in the refrigerator.

3 cups water
1 cup black lentils
2 cups water
2 medium heads cauliflower (broken into small flowerets)
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Place 3 cups water in a medium sauce pan over high heat.

When the water is boiling add the lentils, stir and reduce the heat to a simmer.

Cook slowly until the lentils are tender and the water is evaporated – about 20 to 25 minutes.

You may have to add more water if the water evaporates before the lentils are tender. Add water 1/4 cup at a time.

When the lentils are done, set aside.

While the lentils are cooking, place 2 cups water in a medium stock pot fitted with a steamer basket over high heat.

Place the cauliflower in the steamer basket and steam for about 20 - 25 minutes until soft.

Using a blender or a stick blender, pureé the cauliflower until smooth.

Add the light coconut milk, salt, and pepper, and pureé.

Fold the lentils into the cauliflower and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 256 Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
    Saturated Fat 1g 6%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 22g 73%
    Sugars 8g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 227%
Calcium 10% Iron 29%
Vitamin K 48 mcg Potassium 1346 mg
Magnesium 105 mg