Mashed Cauliflower

I was debating whether or not to call this ‘mashed cauliflower’ or ‘mashed potato cauliflower.’ Honestly, this tastes so similar to mashed potatoes its scary but, I thought I’d give all the credit to cauliflower because it needs some time to shine. If you’re looking for a sneaky way to get vegetables in (besides starchy ones,) this is it. I even like this better than really heavy mashed potatoes, it’s creamy and lighter! Here’s the original recipe.

Yield: 4 servings

Time: 25 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 can low sodium chicken broth (about 14 ounce)
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley

Instructions:

  • Combine the chopped cauliflower, garlic and chicken broth in a large saucepan (I used a le creuset skillet,) if the broth doesn’t cover the cauliflower, add a bit of water to cover
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low, simmering until the cauliflower is fork tender (about 15 mins)
  • Drain cauliflower and garlic, setting 2 tbsp of broth aside
  • Mash by hand or use a food processor (I just used a blender) until smooth, adding broth if more moisture is needed
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, chives, and parsley, then serve hot!

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Nutrition

Cauliflower

  • Vitamin C is packed into cauliflower (1 serving contains 77% of your daily value)
  • It helps with detoxification and digestion due to it’s fiber
  • Sulforaphane has been found to improveΒ blood pressure and the function of your kidneys
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