Monday, June 25, 2007

Broccolini and cauliflower soufflé

Broccolini and cauliflower soufflé

We are still on a light vibe at home – for this “King of the Fortnight” (an event for blogs written in Portuguese) I needed to prepare a dish with cauliflower. I searched for light and healthy recipes and ended up with 2 that sounded good – this soufflé is one of them.

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I love soufflés and even though this is a lighter version I wasn’t disappointed with the result – the only problem was to photograph it while still puffed. :)

Broccolini and cauliflower soufflé
adapted from a Brazilian magazine

1 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 bunch broccolini, cooked and chopped into small florets
2 cups cauliflower florets, cooked
2 heaping tablespoons light mayonnaise
200g non-fat regular yogurt
2 egg whites
salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/355ºF.
Place the olive oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until lightly golden. Add the broccolini florets and cook for 5 minutes over low heat. Remove from heat and spread the florets in a soufflé pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
In a food processor or blender, process cauliflower, mayo and yogurt. Place this paste in a bowl, add the egg whites and mix gently. Season with salt.
Pour this mixture over the broccolini and sprinkle with the parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes – I needed 30.
Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings with 130 calories, 5g fat and 3.86g fiber each

Broccolini and cauliflower soufflé

32 comments:

lynn said...

Good job capturing the puffiness. It looks terrific!

The Cooking Ninja said...

mmm...two of my favourite vegetables. yummy

Kelly-Jane said...

Your souffle looks yummy - and a souffle is healthy - it's mostly air :) :) and lovely veggies in this case too.

KJxx

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks really delicious! mmmm...

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks really delicious! mmmm...

Nora B. said...

Patricia, soufflés are a great idea for eating light. I've never heard of a broccolini an cauliflower one. This recipe looks great. I feel lucky to have you translating Brazilian recipes :-)

Susan said...

Patricia, soufflés are notorious for deflating moments out of oven, but your worries were for naught. This looks great and guilt-free. Who ever heard of all this flavor for 130 calories?

Anh said...

Yum yum! I love souffle. And your recipe sounds very good! Love the fact that it uses a lot of vegies, which are always good for us! *hug*

Cynthia said...

I am so happy with this post. Another tasty way to have my veggies. I've bookmarked the recipe.

tigerfish said...

The only souffle I've eaten my life so far is chocolate souffle. This savory souffle is new to me. Eat it while it's out from the oven , YUM!

Lydia said...

A souffle made with yogurt -- what a great idea! I'm not a cauliflower fan, but this does look quite tempting...

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hi Patricia, I've never had a savoury souffle before, but I just know I'll Love this, Brocollini and cauliflower are my favourite veggies!

joey said...

Your souffle looks great! :) And sounds so yummy...love the cheese and veggie combination :)

MeltingWok said...

Patricia, your brocollini and cauliflower souffle looks super yummy. So fluffy and light with low-fat yogurt hehe, this I dig :)

T.W. Barritt said...

Very nice! Looks easy and delicious!

valentinA said...

Ooohh, this is what i need right now, some good comfort food from Mrs Pat!!!:)
Your souffle looks damn good!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

It looks and sounds fabulous! Wonderful photo of the layering! I'm always looking for light.

Celine said...

this looks lovely! I love me some broccolini. :D

Toni said...

Oh, Patricia, this looks sooo fantastic! I am actually going to try this one. I just hope mine doesn't deflate, but if it does, I'll just look at your photo while eating it!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lynn, thank you, sweetie!

Hi, Cooking Ninja! Tks for stopping by!

Kelly-Jane, I'm dreaming of those cinnamon brownies you made... ;)
xoxo

Jenn, tks!!

Nora, you are so sweet, my dear friend - I'm glad you enjoy it!

Susan, I wad glad with the amount of calories, too. ;)

Anh, it is good for us and light as a feather. :)
xx

Cynthia, thank you! I really hope you like it.

Tigerfish, chocolate souffle is just heavenly - I wish I could have some now! :)

Lydia, yogurt is so versatile, isn't it? :)

Carol, savory souffles are as delicious and the sweet ones - you should definitely give it a go!

Joey, thank you! I love cheese, too. :)

Melting Wok, low-fat is always a plus, right? :)

Thank you, T.W.!

Valentina, you are just adorable, my dear friend! Tks!!

Tanna, now I am too - there will be more light recipes here and I hope you like them!

Celine, me too! One of my favorite veggies.

Toni, you are so kind, thank you, sweetie!

Mandy said...

that sure sounds like a great vegetarian dish I can make. Thanks for the recipe Patricia!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

I've never been brave enough to make a souffle of any sort. I should brave it really! Yours look superb!

Wendy said...

This looks amazing. I have all the ingredients in my fridge right now and am fighting the temptation to make it right now! It's almost 11pm though. May wait till tomorrow!
Just discovered your blog and am enjoying it very much.

Kirsten said...

Oh Patricia!!! This is AMAZING!! The photos are lovely, and after reading the recipe I seriously want to dive right into that souffle. Beautiful and delicious!!

Kirsten

sher said...

That looks soooo good!

Evelin said...

I'm in love with you.
No, really. I'd eat this every day!
And so it goes...to my to-make list:)

eatme_delicious said...

oh yum that sounds and looks so good! i love cauliflower and i've wanted to try and make a souffle.

Peter M said...

Patricia, I love vegetable casseroles like this and I'll have to try it when the cool weather comes around in Canada.

Jeanne said...

How marvellous! I can see this featuring as a starter for a future dinner party at my house. I love all the brassicas anyway and things in individual ramekins get my vote every time :)

SteamyKitchen said...

oh. my.
I definitely need to try this. Going in my recipe box!

Julie said...

This looks like pure comfort food to me, I can't wait to make some.

Katy said...

that really looks terrific, and healthy! yum.

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