Creamed spinach is one of my favorite side dishes of all time. This healthier, more fun version uses silky cauliflower puree in place of the usual heavy cream. To balance out the dish, I sprinkle in everything bagel seasoning, a huge flavor bomb that should become your new best friend when cooking. The result is dairy-free creamed spinach -- mind blown.
Bring about 1 inch of water to a boil in a pot deep enough to fit a steamer basket with a lid. Place the cauliflower in the steamer basket and set it over the boiling water. Cover and steam over high heat until easily pierced with a knife, about 15 minutes. Transfer the cauliflower to a blender. Add the chicken stock, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons salt; blend until smooth. Set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until the edges start to get toasty, about 1 minute. Load the skillet up with spinach (you can do this in two batches if your skillet is not big enough). Cook, tossing often, until the spinach wilts to half its size, about 2 minutes. Add the cauliflower puree, sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of the everything bagel seasoning and stir until combined. Plate in a large serving bowl and sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning over the top.
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