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Easy Cauliflower Mash a Tasty Low-Carb Alternative to Mashed Potatoes

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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. 

Slightly garlicky cauliflower mash is a good alternative to mashed potatoes. Healthier and much simpler to make this is one of those recipes 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.

Slightly garlicky cauliflower mash is a good alternative to mashed potatoes. Healthier and much simpler to make this is one of those recipes that goes with almost everything.

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 Potatoes

Recipe by Bridget OlandCourse: VegetablesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

So simple and delicious. Goes with everything.

Ingredients

  • 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 

  • 1-2 Tbsp. fresh minced herbs (optional) 

Directions

  • 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 and whir until smooth, adding additional stock if necessary to get your preferred texture. 
  • Serve hot.

Are you a fan of cauliflower? I sure am. Another favourite cauliflower recipe here is for roasted cauliflower steaks with pumpkin seed romesco sauce. I make cauliflower risotto too (with crispy sage).

 

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