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Cauliflower Puree with Onions

 Cauliflower Puree with Onions
This cauliflower dish from Becky Oliver of Fairplay, Colorado is creamy, tasty and has the appearance and texture of mashed potatoes. The onions on top are a really nice, sweet addition that contrasts well with the mildness of cauliflower.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • Place cauliflower and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook
  • on high for 6 minutes; stir. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until
  • tender. Cool slightly. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons cooking
  • liquid.
  • Place the cauliflower, reserved liquid, 1-1/2 teaspoons oil, salt and
  • pepper in a food processor or blender; cover and process until
  • blended. Keep warm.
  • In a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook onion
  • over medium-high heat in remaining oil for 6 minutes. Stir in the
  • sugar; cook 7-10 minutes longer or until onion is tender and lightly
  • browned. Serve with cauliflower puree. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup cauliflower with 2 tablespoons onions equals 111 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber,

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Nutritional Facts: 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.