Cajun Cauliflower Hash with Soft Boiled Eggs

I’m having a love affair with cauliflower.  Suddenly, I’m realizing that I’ve missed out on this wonder food for years.  I’ve always avoided it-the dreaded, mushy, white brain-like-looking goo that I remembered from my teenage years of working in a hospital cafeteria.

Not anymore.  I’ve realized that it’s a phenomenal substitute for lots of things-it’s filling, low in calories, and actually quite a flavorful addition to any meal.  My first true experience was the Buffalo “Chicken” Cauliflower, which pretty much blew my mind.  I was ready to try another recipe featuring it: this time a “hash”.  But not a hash drenched in high-calorie fat and fried potatoes (there’s a little bit of potato in this recipe here because I had a few on hand, but you can totally omit if you like), like what I envision when I think of a hash.

Oh no, this is a hash that is loaded in vegetables and good for you.  The original recipe calls for some bell pepper (which would have been pretty awesome), but I didn’t have one on hand, so feel free to add one in (just add the bell pepper when you add the potatoes in).  I loved the addition of spinach, but you could add in any type of green leafy vegetable here. Omit the egg if you are looking for a vegan option.  Add mushrooms, add red pepper flakes, add whatever you like.  It’s a hash.

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Cajun Cauliflower Hash with Soft Boiled Eggs

Servings:  approximately 4



1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 red onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 head of cauliflower, chopped (I chopped mine into bite-sized pieces)

2-3 celery stalks, chopped

1 and 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon Cajun spice powder (if you can’t find this, substitute whatever spice you like)

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

1/3 cup water

3-4 red potatoes, chopped

2 cups fresh spinach leaves

Chives, chopped, for garnish

4 soft boiled eggs *For a tutorial on how to poach an egg, click here.   To make yours soft-boiled, I let mine cook for approximately 5-6 minutes or so.


1. In a large sauté pan (one that you can cover with a lid), heat the olive oil until shimmering.

2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 4-6 minutes.

3. Add the cauliflower, celery, chili powder, Cajun spice, salt, pepper, and water and let cook, covered, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes.

4. Add the red potatoes and let cook, covered, for about 5 more minutes, stirring frequently.

5.  Add the spinach and cover, and let cook until the spinach is wilted and cooked, about 3-4 minutes.

6. Top with soft boiled eggs, season with salt and pepper, and garnish with fresh chives.


Source:  Adapted from Vegetarian Times.

September 30, 2012 - 8:32 am

Annie - This looks super awesome! I can’t wait to try it.

September 30, 2012 - 10:16 am

Elizabeth @ The Bare Midriff - This looks awesome! I recently started a yeast- and sugar-free diet, so I’m looking for healthy stuff like this to add to my Pinterest board! Thanks!

September 30, 2012 - 9:24 pm

Jillian {Her Split Ends} - YUMM! This sounds fantastic…i’m thinking it might be a fun twist on a thanksgiving side dish this year!

~ jillian

October 1, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Colleen ~ - girrrrrrrrllll this looks amazing!! definitely trying this soon…looks like it’s easy on the wallet too!!

i don’t know how i missed the fried cauliflower wings recipe, but i am TOTALLY making that this sunday! 🙂

October 2, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Haley Brown - This recipe is so good!! I tried it today and all my roommates were very impressed. I used cauliflower and potatoes as well and it was a great balance with both of them together. It looks and tastes like it is from an expensive brunch restaurant. Thanks for sharing this jem!

October 13, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Melissa - this sounds delicious! What spices make up cajun spice?

October 16, 2012 - 10:44 am

Korinne - Thank you for all these amazing Cauliflower recipies. It is such a versatile veggie and I think so many people are unsure of how to eat it. I can’t wait to try the buffalo version as well as this one for breakfast. I often make a curried cauliflower version for dinner over rice and it’s always gone before I can have seconds!

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November 8, 2012 - 4:22 am

Sarah - made this tonight, and it was really nice! I used the potatoes, added a red bell pepper, scratched the onion and chives (college kitchen) and shredded some sharp cheddar over it. I used cayenne and season salt for the cajun spices as well. Loved it! Thanks for sharing!

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