Many of you know I’m not a fan of actual recipes, for myself that is. I’m not fond of all the complicated gibberish and directions and would rather eye it & make it up myself. It’s definitely a patience thing! I do however get use out of my measuring cups and tablespoons as they ensure proper portion sizes. I did a cauliflower mash the other night and it was yummy!!
My variation was simply to steam the cut cauliflower, mash it and add a pinch of pepper and a baby bit of Smart Balance Organic buttery spread. Works for me! However, below is a more detailed version! Enjoy!
Mashed cauliflower tastes similar to mashed potatoes but with fewer carbs. Top with chopped herbs and grated cheese if you like.
1 medium head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into small florets (about 6 to 7 cups)
1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (Try low-sodium organic vegetable or chicken broth too)
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook until very tender, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and then drain well and transfer cauliflower to a food processor. Add oil and reserved water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and puree until smooth. (Or, mash cauliflower with a potato masher). Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Per serving (about 5oz/155g-wt.): 110 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 8g total carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 3g protein