Mashed Cauliflower

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Mashed cauliflower is a delicious low-carb alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. 

Yield:

Serves 8

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 26 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 117
Fat 6 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 236 mg

Ingredients

4 cloves garlic
Salt and pepper
2 large heads cauliflower
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish, optional

Preparation

1. Place garlic in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Separate cauliflower into small florets and add to pot. Bring back to a boil, reduce heat to medium-high and cook until cauliflower is very tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well, transfer back to pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until dry, about 3 minutes.

2. Combine garlic, cauliflower, olive oil and buttermilk in a large bowl. Use a potato masher to mash cauliflower until thick and pulpy. Transfer to a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired, and serve hot.

Note:

January 2011