Friday, November 16, 2012

Recipe: Easy, Creamy Mashed Cauliflower (Cauliflower Purée) with Garlic

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This easy mashed cauliflower makes a healthy Thanksgiving side dish, but I enjoy it all year round (recipe here).

Several years ago I fell in love with kohlrabi purée, and from there I went on to discover a whole delicious world of puréed vegetables. One of the most popular puréed vegetables is cauliflower, which is often called mashed cauliflower.

Recipes for mashed cauliflower abound, calling for everything from chicken stock and Greek yogurt to a stick of butter and a cup of heavy cream. My simple, healthy version, which has just 2 Tablespoons of butter and 2 Tablespoons of milk or cream, is low fat, low carb, easy to make, and really hard to stop eating. You can dress it up in all sorts of ways—with sour cream and dill, cheddar and chives, even lemon juice and baby arugula—or just enjoy it plain.

Mashed cauliflower is usually touted as a low carb substitute for mashed potatoes, especially around Thanksgiving. But this really isn't fair to the cauliflower purée, because it tastes so good it shouldn't be considered a stand-in or alternative to anything.

If you have trouble eating enough fresh vegetables in autumn and winter, try puréeing them. I had no idea it was so easy to devour an entire head of cauliflower.

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2 comments:

  1. Dang, I was going to try this LAST year and never did! Thanks for the reminder. :)
    I had cauliflower soup at a function once and everyone thought it was potato at first but there was just "something" that made it different. When we asked, we were all surprised to learn it was cauliflower and amazed at how stinkin' good it was!

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  2. My husband is diabetic and has given up a lot of favorite foods. But I use cauliflower to make "cauliflash" potatoes. I add a single potato to my pureed cauliflower and butter and milk then toss in a dash of horseradish to make a really wondeful dish that healthy, too.

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