Sunday, April 26, 2015

Cauliflower Mock Mashed Potatoes

cauliflower mashed like mashed potatoes

Does a bowl of homemade mashed cauliflower taste as warm and creamy as a bowl of homemade mashed potatoes?  Not exactly, but the feeling is pretty close. 

I have tried all kinds of recipes that call for cauliflower as a substitute for starchier ingredients like potatoes and rice, and they are all good!

Cauliflower is easy to make, cooks up quickly, and has a mild flavor that kind of picks up the flavors of the other ingredients in a recipe. This bowl of mock mashed "Potatoes" taste like comfort food to me. 

What I like the best about cauliflower is that is is low in both calories and carbs. 
It makes for a healthy side dish that doesn't pack on the weight. It provides about 25 calories in 1 cup of cauliflower.

Cauliflower is a nutritious vegetable as well. It is a good source of vitamin C, B vitamins, and minerals. In addition, cauliflower contains powerful anti cancer oxidants. 

There are so many interesting cauliflower recipes available, why not try some. 
Here are some of the ones I've tried in the past. 

Cauliflower Crust Pizza     ( cauliflower crust instead of pizza crust) 

Breadsticks                         ( cauliflower crust) 

Cauliflower Cous Cous       ( cauliflower as a substitute for cous cous) 

Riced cauliflower pilaf    ( cauliflower as a substitute for rice) 

Cauliflower Cheese Fritters  ( nice side dish) 

I think this mashed cauliflower is the definitely the easiest and fastest to make, but the cauliflower pizza crust and breadsticks are always my favorite because they really taste nothing like cauliflower and get crispy and crunchy. The mashed cauliflower retains the most vey mild cauliflower taste. 

cauliflower whipped in a bowl

Try it. I think your entire family will like it. 

It is of course gluten free, vegan, and delicious. Enjoy

Author: Judee Algazi 
Blog: Gluten Free A-Z 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4 small servings

1 med cauliflower , cut up into med size flowerettes
1/4 warm vegetable broth
2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt ( plain) ( substitute almond milk for vegan) 
1 Teaspoon of 21 Salute  ( from Trader Joes) or any salt free seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
Optional : Butter to taste 

Steam the cauliflower in a saucepan until medium soft. Using a fork, mash the cauliflower and add the remainder of the ingredients until well blended. use an immersion blender if smoother consistency is desired. 

cut up cauliflower on a cutting board
Cut the cauliflower into chunk size pieces before steaming 

cooked and mashed cauliflower
I just mashed it with a fork, but you could use an immersion blender

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    1. Hi Judee,
      Your rich, creamy mashed cauliflower recipe looks just like mashed potatoes but I can enjoy it without the guilt! Thank you for sharing your healthy and delicious Cauliflower Mock Mashed Potatoes recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing.

    2. It is amazing the things can be made with cauliflower, Judee! Your 'mock' Mashed Potatoes look delicious and are so wholesome - love the other recipe selections too. Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

    3. I like cauliflower and this looks like a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes.
      Gerlinde de Broekert


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