Skillet Cauliflower with Green Beans [Video]

by Annie
skillet cauliflower with green beans recipe

Skillet Cauliflower with green beans makes it a flavorful and healthy vegan recipe to enjoy next to anything. 

Skillet sauteed cauliflower mixed with frozen green beans and tossed in lots of spices is one of my favorite dishes. It is a simple salad that pairs great with many other dishes. My husband doesn’t like raw cauliflower, so I have to sauté or roast it for a smokey taste. It is a warm dish perfect for cold days. Cauliflower is a veggie I rarely cook at home because my husband doesn’t like it that much, and I have to cook it to serve it. However, my best replacement is broccoli which we all love. A simple dish that can taste fabulous when you adjust spices and dressings – a perfect symphony of tastes and flavors on a plate; this is the magic I have to make in my kitchen to make my family eat more veggies.  

skillet cauliflower with green beansThis recipe caught my eye because of the cooked cauliflower; however, if you like it raw, you can make this simple dish with a raw one. It will be crunchier and healthier, but sauteed cauliflower is another versatile flavor if you are looking for an interesting new taste.

Should you boil green beans before sauteing them?

No, you don’t need to boil or steam the beans but cook them directly in the skillet for about 10 minutes. They will become tender and softer by sauteeing them.  

skillet cauliflower with green beans recipeAlso, many of my friends ask me one more question: why do I use frozen green beans instead of fresh ones? Well, I rarely find good fresh green beans in winter, and they usually cost more money, while frozen beans will have the same taste and will be much cheaper.   

What pairs with cauliflower and green beans?

cauliflower with green beansThis simple and easy recipe pairs nicely with many ingredients. For example, roasted potatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms raw or cooked, meat, and fish. Cauliflower with green beans, a simple warm salad, pairs with many dishes and makes an inviting table for everyone. For example, I have served it with boiled wild rice that tasted perfect and ideal. Usually, boiled rice is dry and sticky, but because I have cooked cauliflower and beans in a lot of oil and spices, they have perfectly synchronized. This customizable dish is easy to make and delicious to enjoy.     

The ingredients: 

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 cups frozen green beans
  • 2 cups raw cauliflower
  • One yellow onion
  • Two cloves of garlic
  • A handful of parsley

Spices: 

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp tomato curry paste
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • A pinch of chili flakes 

How to make skillet cauliflower with green beans?

This is a vegan recipe, but healthy and useful for those who want meatless days or different non-ordinary dishes. Even though it is a vegan dish, it pairs nicely with cooked meat and makes a balanced platter with few calories. 

sauté yellow onionI like sauteed veggies as they are soft, warm, with lots of spices, and colorful. Such recipes complement others, thus creating a nicely balanced dinner or lunch. 

The dressing: 

Mix the spices with wet ingredients such as olive oil, vinegar, brown sugar, curry paste, soy sauce, and chili flakes in a large bowl. 

mixing spices for the dressingIn this bowl, add the cauliflower florets and toss them in the dressing so they are fully covered in the dressing. 

Take a large skillet and saute for 3 minutes the yellow onion with 2-3 cloves of garlic. Please note that the onion should be cut into big slices. 

sauté cauliflowerWhen the onion becomes golden and soft, add the cauliflower. Cover with a lid the skillet and saute for 10 minutes. Watch the video below:

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Once the smell starts to intoxicate the room, add the frozen green beans. Cover the skillet with the lid and saute for another 5-7 minutes until the beans get softer and shine bright. 

skillet cauliflower with green beans recipeMeanwhile, you saute the veggies and boil the rice. The rule is simple: 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water. As indicated on the rice package, cook the rice.

Once the veggies are ready and cooked, serve them next to the rice or simply as a warm salad next to anything. Top chopped parsley for a better aspect. 

Enjoy!

You can check more vegan recipes on our blog, such as: vegan tofu avocado salad, vegan chickpea sandwich, vegan mashed potatoes, vegan pesto risotto and others. Also, you can access our vegan recipes page for more useful and practical information here.

sauté cauliflower with green beans

Skillet Cauliflower with Green Beans

Skillet Cauliflower with Green Beans

Annie
Skillet Cauliflower with green beans makes it a flavorful and healthy vegan recipe to enjoy next to anything.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Vegan
Cuisine World
Calories 1170 kcal

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 cups frozen green beans
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • a handful parsley

Dressing:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp curry paste
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • a pinch chili flakes

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix the spices with wet ingredients.
  • In this bowl, add the cauliflower florets and toss them in the dressing.
  • Take a large skillet and saute for 3 minutes the yellow onion with 2-3 cloves of garlic.
  • When the onion becomes golden and soft, add the cauliflower. Cover with a lid the skillet and saute for 10 minutes.
  • Add the frozen green beans. Cover the skillet with the lid and saute for another 5-7 minutes until the beans get softer and shine bright.
  • Boil the rice. The rule is simple: 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water.
  • Once the veggies are ready and cooked, serve them next to the rice.
  • Top chopped parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 1170kcalCarbohydrates: 173gProtein: 20gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 31gSodium: 746mgPotassium: 1004mgFiber: 9gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 790IUVitamin C: 105mgCalcium: 135mgIron: 3mg
Keyword cauliflower with green beans, saute cauliflower
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