Simple Steamed Cauliflower

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 3 ingredients

Simple, steamed vegetables are sometimes the only things I feel like eating. Lightly steamed cauliflower is delicious eaten sprinkled with a touch of sea salt and drizzled with a little olive oil. Few things...


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • Olive oil (optional)
  • Sea salt and pepper (optional)

Nutrition Facts


56 cals


3 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


8 g


3 g


3 g


3 g


348 mg


  1. Fill the bottom of a stockpot with 2 inches of water. Set up the steamer and put in the cauliflower florets. Cover with a tight fitting lid and steam over medium-high heat. Steam for about 5-7 minutes until, the cauliflower is tender but still has a crunch.
  2. If you feel like it, serve with a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of sea salt, and a grind of fresh black pepper

Chef Tips

If you don’t want to fiddle around with a steamer, bring one or two cups of water to a boil in a shallow pan with a lid, a sauté pan is ideal. Remove the lid, add the florets so that they fit snugly in one layer. Cover, bring back to a slow boil and steam as above (5-7 minutes). Carefully drain, holding the lid slightly ajar over the pan to keep the cauliflower inside.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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