I absolutely love this veggie dish. I came up with the idea after getting tired of plain old steamed cauliflower all the time. Because I am always trying to eat more veggies, creating new and interesting vegetable dishes is an ongoing personal goal. This dish fits the bill, it is delicious, quick and nutritious. Even my family can vouch for this one.
Perfectly caramelized sweet onions combine with crunchy pan seared cauliflower for a delectable, mouthwatering experience. Caramelized onions with cauliflower is a healthy and yummy veggie side dish. The best part is that it is so simple to make and clean up is effortless.
Too delicious not to share, caramelized onions with cauliflower is one of my favorite veggie dishes. If you love the rich, sweet flavor of caramelized onions then you will want to give this recipe a try. The savory cauliflower melds with browned onions for a simple and delicious side.
This side is a great option for a busy weeknight dinner. It is fantastic because it only takes a few minutes to prepare and a few more minutes to cook. In addition, if you cook it in a cast iron skillet, then there is virtually no clean up, just wipe out the pan.
Cauliflower is so healthy that everyone should be eating it on a regular basis. Cauliflower is low-carb and packed with vitamins and minerals. A serving actually contains 100% of your recommended daily vitamin C. Cauliflower also contains vitamin k, calcium, iron, and potassium. To top it all off, it is high in fiber and antioxidants.
In addition, onions are a nutrient dense food. They are high in antioxidants and contain cancer fighting compounds. As they help regulate blood sugar levels, they are good for your heart and can increase bone density. Amazingly, onions have antibacterial properties and can help in your overall digestive health.
As many of us are trying to add more vegetables into our diets, this is a perfect recipe to add into your arsenal of ideas. It is a great switch up from regular steamed cauliflower, which is a great standby, but can definitely use a change sometimes.
The ingredients needed for this recipe are very simple. Obviously, you need cauliflower. Any kind of cauliflower will do.
Sweet onions are also on the list. You can substitute yellow onions if you cannot find sweet onions but the flavor will be better with the sweet variety. I recommend Walla Walla Sweets or Vidalia.
To make this recipe you just warm a skillet over medium heat. You can do this while you prepare the other ingredients.
Cut the cauliflower into bite sized florets.
Cutting cauliflower can be tricky if you’ve never been taught how. The best way to tackle a cauliflower is to cut off the big stem and leafy greens around the base. Then, set it upside down on a cutting board. Divide the head in half by cutting through the stems then pulling the tops apart.
Save one half of the head for later use then cut the other half in a similar manner. Cut through the stems then pull apart the florets. Avoid chopping through the florets because you will end up with tiny cauliflower grains everywhere (and that’s a different recipe entirely).
Slice the onions and cut into quarters. Add the olive oil and onions to your pan. Cook them for about 3 minutes stirring frequently.
Lastly, add the cauliflower, stirring often. Cook for another 6-8 minutes or until cauliflower is cooked and beginning to brown. Sprinkle the salt over the mixture and combine well.
Caramelized Onions with Cauliflower
- 4 C. Cauliflower Florets about ½ a head
- 2 Slices Sweet Onion
- 2 Tb. Olive Oil
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- Warm a skillet over medium heat.
- Cut the cauliflower into bite sized florets.
- Slice the onions and cut into quarters.
- Add the olive oil and onions to the pan.
- Cook onions for about 3 minutes stirring frequently.
- Add the cauliflower, stirring often. Cook for another 6-8 minutes or until cauliflower is cooked and beginning to brown. Sprinkle the salt over the mixture and combine well.
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