Vegan Mashed Cauliflower with Caramelized Onions

Mashed cauliflower is great alone without anything else. Just cook like you would cook mashed potatoes. With caramelized onions, it creates a more unique dish that is different from routine. This is a great dish to make around the holiday season.  

  • 1 medium or large head cauliflower 
  • Vegan butter, to taste
  •   Unsweetened almond milk
  •   ½ cup of cooking water 
  •   Salt, to taste
  •   Ground pepper, to taste

Cut out the center the cauliflower and then chop the rest into medium pieces.  Steam or boil cauliflower pieces until tender and mash like you would potatoes in a mixer. Add a little almond milk and butter to add creaminess. Use part of the ½ cup of cooking water to thin if necessary. Salt and pepper to taste.

  Caramelized Onions  

  •   1 tablespoon canola oil
  •   1 small onion, thinly sliced

  Place oil in a small skillet, over medium-low heat and then add onions. Stir occasionally, but do not over stir. Cook until golden brown, which takes about 30 minutes, allow the onions time to bring out the sugar and caramelize. The longer they cook, the better they are. Stir into mashed cauliflower by hand or drizzle on top.


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Deborah Brutsché believes in uncomplicated meals. Through the power of simple and satisfying recipes, Deborah has created a connection for people who are on a journey to healthier living by choosing a diet that is free of animal products. She gladly embraced the challenge of giving her traditional, Southernstyle cooking a vegan twist. Deborah was influenced by her mother’s and grandmother’s family recipes.

Raising a family in Dallas and now living in Austin, Texas, her cooking is influenced by the distinctive flavors of the Southern U.S. and Mexico and new influences from her multi-cultural family.