This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
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 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.
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.
|1 cup||black lentils|
|2 medium||heads cauliflower (broken into small flowerets)|
|1/2 cup||light coconut milk|
|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.
Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
|Calories 256||Calories from Fat 22|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 3g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 44g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 22g||73%|
|Vitamin A 1%||Vitamin C 227%|
|Calcium 10%||Iron 29%|
|Vitamin K 48 mcg||Potassium 1346 mg|
|Magnesium 105 mg|