This delicious Cauliflower Colcannon puts a fun and healthy spin on a traditional Irish favorite. Steamed cauliflower paired with fresh kale and green onions makes this dish explode with flavor for a side the whole family will enjoy any time of year.
I hope you all had a wonderful, safe St. Patrick’s Day. I’m a little late on this post and meant to post it by Saturday but life happened and I wasn’t able to do it until now. I promise you, it tastes just as good! If you’ve never had Colcannon before, you’re in for a real treat. Traditionally, it’s a creamy mixture of mashed potatoes, and usually kale or cabbage, with lots of butter and cream. My Vegan Cauliflower Colcannon omits all that dairy and requires only 7 ingredients to make including:
- green onions
- olive oil
- vegan butter
- sea salt and pepper
It’s super easy to make and your kitchen will smell glorious when you prepare it. I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures so this post is going to be really short. Why didn’t I take many pictures? I actually did my first video today. I haven’t edited it yet so I have no idea how it’s going to turn out, but I tried my hardest and finally did it.
It’s almost 2 am in the California Desert. Michael’s asleep on the couch and I’m sitting up in my chair trying to get some work done. It seems like life is getting busier and busier and I couldn’t be happier that we’re only 2 days away from Spring. For the desert that means warmer weather and wild flowers. And I can hardly wait.
Like I said, this is going to be a very short post. Hopefully, I’ll have my video of this recipe posted real soon! Are you craving more cauliflower recipes? Try my Healing Turmeric Cauliflower Rice Bowl, my Crispy Coconut Pumpkin Cauliflower Tacos or my Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower with Sauteed Mushrooms.
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Vegan Cauliflower Colcannon
- 1 large head cauliflower
- 1 teaspoon olive oil extra virgin
- 3 cups fresh kale coarsely chopped
- 6 green onions chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
- ¼ cup vegan butter I use Earth Balance Organic
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- In large double boiler, steam cauliflower until fork tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil over medium heat in large fry pan or wok. Add green onions and kale and saute until kale just begins to wilt.
- Using an immersion blender or potato masher, mash cauliflower until mashed potato consistency. Combine green onions and kale in with mashed cauliflower. Add butter, sea salt and ground pepper and stir to combine thoroughly. Top with a dollop of vegan butter and serve immediately.
What a great way to turn a classic, carb-filled, dish into something lighter and still just as delicious. I have a head of cauliflower in my fridge right now. I think I might need to give it a try.
Thank you Kat, I hope you do try it and come back and tell us all about it.
What a beautiful dish! Cauliflower AND kale? You really couldn’t make a more healthy dish and this looks so comforting and filling. Love this!!
Thank you Heather. So glad you liked it.
What a neat idea! I have recently discovered my love for cauliflower dishes. I will definitely put this recipe on the “to try” list.
Thanks so much Jessica.
This is a great way to get all of your veggies in. Sometimes kale by itself is a bit bitter but with the cauliflower, I bet it really tastes great. We really like our cauliflower and kale has enough body to stand up to the heat.
Thank you Marisa, it was the perfect combination.
This sounds like amazing side dish! I will check out your video too.Did you share it already? awesome!
Thank you Prasanna. I have not shared it yet because I’m still trying to figure out how to edit it. It is mind boggling for me!
This sounds superb! I am always looking for new cauliflower recipes and I will certainly not wait for next St. Patrick’s Day to try this one out!
Thanks, Kiki, it’s so easy to make, too. You will love it. .
This looks so delicious! Perfect side dish for dinner tonight. I think my family would love it, so I’ll have to give the recipe a try!
Awesome news, Christine. If you try it, be sure to come back and share about it. Thank you.
What a great dish for eating a little healthier! I recently made a cauliflower pizza and it was amazing! This dish will go well as a side to our homemade dinners. Happy cooking!
Thank you Jessica. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Elaine @ Dishes Delish
I love Colcannon and your version looks fabulous! I have yet to delve into video but have to bite the bullet and do it! Can’t wait to see how yours comes out! I love that your dish is vegan and can’t wait to try it!
Thank you Elaine. I did shoot the video but I have yet to be able to figure out how to edit it. I need to sit down for an entire day and watch some tutorials. Trying to fit it in my schedule. At any rate, glad you stopped by.
This looks like a super interesting dish that I would totally try. I love that this is vegan, as well.
Thank you Ben. Glad you stopped by!
Patti @ Patty Cake's Pantry
I love how you’ve swapped cauliflower for potatoes and kale for cabbage in this twist on a traditional Irish dish. I particularly appreciate that it’s a low carb version of one of my favorites.
Oh, thanks Patti, I’m so glad you like the recipe. And the low carbs is an added bonus!
Marie @ Yay! For Food
This side dish looks delicious. What a great twist on traditional colcannon! Wonderful idea to swap out the potatoes for cauliflower, which cuts out the carbs, but not the flavour! 🙂
Thank you Marie! You are so right about cutting out the carbs. I didn’t even think of that!