Eat Well Wednesday: Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”
I have a confession…I LOVE VEGGIES!
They really hold the bulk of my diet because not only do they contain some the best nutrients that our bodies need to thrive, but I just love, love, love, them. The taste, the texture, and the many different ways you can prepare them. My favorite way to cook up a batch of veggies is by roasting them, but I as I experiment in the kitchen I discovered a great way to enjoy cauliflower and the best part, it is like eating a big bowl of mashed potatoes, YUM!!
I present to you Mashed Cauliflower Puree.
Here is what to do…
1. Cut the leave off of cauliflower and wash thoroughly.
2. Cute the stem off and break the cauliflower apart into pieces
3. Steam the cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl with a little bit of water or use a vegetable steam basket.
4. Once the veggie is done, place in a blender, food processor, or Vita Mix.
5. Add about 1/4 cup of milk, throw some salt, pepper and garlic powder in there too and give it a whirl.
6. Blend until smooth. If it is too think you can always add a splash more milk.
And that’s it!!
This dish really does taste like mashed potatoes, as the cauliflower is a starchy vegetable. Feel free to add some kick to it by slicing up a jalapeno to make a spicy puree or add some cheddar cheese in there for cheesy cauliflower. I served this up with some delicious pork tenderloin and broccoli and it was just plain YUM!!!
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Thanks Jill! I must admit that cauliflower might perhaps be my least favorite vegetable, but your new recipe renews my hope for this ugly stepsister of broccoli.
Jonathon, you should give it a go!! Think outside the box and put in your favorite mashed potato fixings such as cheese and perhaps bacon!
mmmm, this sounds like a great way to get kids to eat and enjoy more veg. I love mash especially when its freshly made (not like the crappy prepackaged powder stuf!) I might have to start experiment making mash from all kinds of veg. I wonder if I could make a broccoli or brussel sprout mash?? hmmm
Thanks for the post.
YES! This is a great way to sneak in an extra veggie on the plate. To help get the kids on board you might also consider doing half potato and half cauliflower and adding a bit of plain greek yogurt to make it creamy.
As for broccoli and brussel sprout mash I have never tried it before, but you have inspired me. Off to the kitchen I go!