We are all big fans of mashed cauliflower in this family. When I initially started making it, all of the recipes added sour cream or cheese or something else that was not waistline friendly. So I started removing items from the ingredient list and then adding some of my own. The result? Lowfat Mashed Cauliflower that is jam packed with flavor. Here’s what you do:
Chop one head of cabbage into medium florets and wash thoroughly. Add the cauliflower to boiling water, along with about a clove of minced garlic. Cook until the cauliflower is fork-tender.
Side note: I always keep jarred garlic on hand just in case I reach for my fresh and it looks like this:
When the cauliflower is cooked through, drain the water and add to your food processor. You can then add any seasonings you want. I add more chopped garlic, veggie bouillon, salt and pepper. If you’d like to add another cooked veggie, now would be the time (it is fabulous with spinach, collard greens, etc). Now add a dollop of lowfat mayonnaise. Just a “plunk” with your rubber spatula.
Give it a whir in the food processor. When it looks processed, open the lid and check it. If it’s more chunky than creamy (like the picture below) add a little more mayo and give it another whir.
You want to keep doing that until it looks creamy. (You can always add more mayo, but you can’t take it out!) It should have the consistency of mashed potatoes, but you’ll still see very small pieces of cauliflower. This stuff is so amazing! I promise you will love it. You can’t taste the mayo at all, it really just binds everything together. Let your seasonings be your flavors, along with that beautiful cauliflower. Here’s some variations that I’ve tried and love: Fresh basil with garlic, pesto, spinach with coarse black pepper, dried hot peppers (zingy!) with collard greens and garlic with veggie bouillon. Give it a try! You may fall in love with cauliflower!
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