Slightly garlicky cauliflower mash is a tasty, low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. Healthier and much simpler to make this is a recipe that goes with almost everything.
As I type this column I’m just finishing off the last few pieces of my friend Ann’s famous brown sugar fudge and thinking about the maple cream dessert I made for last evening’s dinner party. I’m not yet tired of all the rich food I enjoyed over the holidays but I know that it’s time to move along.
Getting back to simpler food after a December of indulgence isn’t exactly a novel idea. When I was a student living overseas my landlady made us nothing but white rice on the day after our final holiday feast and I know that a humble bowl of turkey soup is what many are craving this week.
If you’re in search of a new vegetable dish to help you press the reset button, this simple cauliflower mash recipe is just the thing.
It’s a tasty low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. Healthier and much simpler to make this is one of those recipes that can go with most of your weekly meals.
If you don’t have a food processor you can use a potato masher or immersion blender (although you may not achieve the same creamy texture).
This is a slight adaptation of a recipe in the cookbook The Whole 30
Easy Cauliflower Mash a Tasty Low-Carb Alternative to Mashed PotatoesCourse: VegetablesDifficulty: Easy
So simple and delicious. Goes with everything.
1 head of cauliflower, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
2 cups water
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ to ½ cup vegetable broth (optional)
1-2 Tbsp. fresh minced herbs (optional)
- Place the chopped cauliflower, garlic, bay leaf and water in a large pot.
- Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until cauliflower is tender.
- Drain, remove bay leaf, and spoon into a food processor.
- Add butter, salt and pepper and ¼ cup broth (if using) and whir until smooth, adding stock if necessary to get your preferred texture.
- Serve hot.
More Cauliflower Recipes
Cauliflower can be endlessly versatile. Another of my favourite cauliflower recipes is for roasted cauliflower steaks with pumpkin seed romesco sauce. I make cauliflower risotto too (with crispy sage). Have you tried easy cauliflower cheese soup?