Mashed Cauliflower

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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Hi everyone! Sorry that my sunday baking post is happening on Monday this week. I was on a plane all day yesterday and finally made it to Paris.
For todays recipe: I love mashed potatoes! I really love them, but I try to only eat them on Holidays or special occasions. They are a starchy vegetable. Add butter, milk and sour cream and well, not so great for a skinny girl. I’ve found that mashed cauliflower is a great substitute. Cauliflower is not a starch vegetable so it is low in carbohydrates. It is high in fiber, vitamin C and folate. It’s quite popular in restaurants. Broil a piece of salmon with this as a side dish, sprinkle on some fresh dill, and yummm!

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Ingredients

1 large head of cauliflower (florets only)
1/3 cup greek yogurt
2 cloves garlic
1 T butter
salt & pepper

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Remove stems from cauliflower and cut florets into 1 inch pieces. Cut garlic into quarters.

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Put cauliflower and garlic in a pot with a vegetable steamer. Cover, bring to a boil and turn down heat. Let steam about 20 minutes until cauliflower is very tender.

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Drain and mash cauliflower and garlic. I used my hand blender again, but you could use a regular blender, or even mash these by hand with a regular old hand masher, depending how creamy you want it. Add butter, yogurt, salt & pepper to taste. I always add the yogurt by tablespoons until I have the consistency I like. I always taste, taste, taste.

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There are so many thing you can add to this or do differently. You could use low fat cream cheese instead of yogurt. You can even use a little cream and butter and it will still have a lot less carbs than potatoes. There are lots garnishes that would be good with this, such as fresh dill or low fat sharp cheddar. I used chopped green onion and a little parmesan cheese.

I would say this is 3 servings as a side dish, so you might want to double this for more than 3 people.

If you try it please leave me a comment and let me know how it goes!!
XO


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25 Responses to “Mashed Cauliflower”

  1. Lou says:

    I love you for posting this !
    My favorite dish ever is mashed potatoes !
    I will Never give up on them but I’m still gonna try the mashed cauliflower !!

    XOXO

  2. Moncika says:

    I swear I will cook it because your chilli con carne was a dream! Have a nice day!

  3. at first i thought this was risotto! looks delicious!

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  4. Diana C. says:

    I love mashed potato too much to ever give it up, but this is worth a try! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Bianca L. says:

    So good to have another healthier option to the delicious mashed potato!
    kisses,
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  6. Anna says:

    Really great recipe, I’m a mash potato addict, I love it but I try to eat it not too often, will definitely be trying this recipe!

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  7. Demet says:

    I’d never think mashed cauliflower could taste good but since your chili was great, I’ll really give this a try. Btw I love your skinny bites posts!!

  8. Nesrin says:

    This looks very good Shea, i’m going to try it for sure! Love all these healthy food.

    xx
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  9. Pauline says:

    I don’t eat potatoes either (most of the time), so this is also what I do when I feel like having mashed something ;)

  10. Laura says:

    loved cauliflower in any state – fresh, mashed or just lightly boiled and cooked :)

  11. Fabulous recipe! So excited to try this one out:)

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  12. Kareena says:

    Nice twist! this looks good

    xoxo
    Kareena

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  13. Anonymous says:

    I have this every week! I used to a massive mashed potato fan, but now cauliflower wins every time! Xx

  14. Alyx says:

    My sister makes this all the time! It’s delicious!

  15. Evi says:

    Yummy!! Looks delicious!

    Evi xoxo

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  16. I hate cauliflower I can’t stand the taste, but if it tasted like mashed potatoes I would probably eat it lol.

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  17. Tabi says:

    LOVE THE SKINNY BITES!
    WHAT A PITUKA

  18. Radka says:

    I love this kind of posts! It must be so delicious! :)
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  19. Gosh, I love your healthy food posts, I’m always on the hunt for new ideas and this is extremely useful!

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