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Instant Pot Cauliflower

Instant Pot Cauliflower


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Here’s a fast, easy, and healthy side dish: Instant Pot cauliflower! Flavored with lemon zest and Italian seasoning, you won’t be able to stop eating it.


Ingredients

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  • 1 small head cauliflower (1 1/2 to 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (zest from 1/2 lemon)

Instructions

  1. Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized florets. Add it to the Instant Pot with the water. Lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Place the pressure release handle (vent) in the “Sealing” position.
  2. Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes: Press the Pressure Cook button, making sure the “High Pressure” setting is selected, and set the time. Note that it takes about 5 minutes for the pot to “preheat” and come up to pressure. (Avoid touching the metal part of the lid.)
  3. Quick release: Once the timer beeps, vent the remaining steam from the Instant Pot by moving the pressure release handle to “Venting”, covering your hand with a towel or hot pad. Never put your hands or face near the vent when releasing steam. Open the pressure cooker lid. Test the cauliflower and if it is the desired tenderness, move to Step 4. Otherwise cook an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute. (It depends on pressure cookers, so once you have your desired timing use that each time.)
  4. Carefully remove the cauliflower to a bowl, draining any liquid. Toss with the remaining ingredients. Taste and add additional salt as necessary, then serve. (Store leftovers refrigerated.)
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Vegetables

Keywords: Instant Pot Cauliflower, Steamed Cauliflower