This cauliflower and brazil nut purée is a wonderfully nutrient-rich alternative to mashed potatoes. Blended with garlic, thyme, ground pepper, and coconut oil, this purée is flavorful and comforting. Once topped with crispy, browned tofu, this dish becomes a complete meal that is sure to satisfy.

Cauliflower Brazil Nut Purée With Crispy Tofu [Vegan]

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  • 1 small head cauliflower, stems removed, cut into florets
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 Brazil nuts
  • 3 leaves swiss chard, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup extra firm tofu, cubed


  1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a covered pot with a pinch of salt.
  2. Add cauliflower, garlic, thyme, Brazil nuts, and chard and bring everything to a boil for 3 minutes.
  3. While it's coming to a boil, heat 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a skillet until glistening, then add tofu and cook until browned on each side.
  4. Drain cauliflower pot, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid in a measuring cup.
  5. Transfer cauliflower and everything else in the pot to a food processor, add reserved cooking liquid and remaining teaspoon of coconut oil. Blend until smooth.
  6. Transfer purée to serving dishes and top with browned tofu.


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