Creamy Cauliflower with Lentils



Serving size

about 1 1/2 cups
45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied or divided by 2 and keeps well for about 2 days in the refrigerator.

Creamy Cauliflower with Lentils


3 cup Water
1 cup Black Lentils (Urad Dal)
2 cup Water
2 head medium (5-6 inch dia.) Cauliflower, raw (broken into small flowerets)
1/2 cup Lite Coconut Milk
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper


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.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

No specific GERD triggers.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

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

Gluten Sensitivity

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


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

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.

"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