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 Mashed Cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes.



  • 8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Snipped fresh chives for garnish
  1. Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on High for 3 to 5 minutes.)
  2. Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.

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by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 7:34 AM

It is indeed interesting, but I think I'll stick to eating it raw.

I'm sure this is good. It sounds like the flavors would be really good. Just not sure if I would want them to be all mushed up.

by Luci on Jan. 2, 2013 at 10:06 AM

 It's not the exact same, but it is a good substitute, especially when you're trying to cut down on carbs. Some people use half potatoes, half cauliflower, but I like just the cauliflower.

Quoting periwinkle163:

 No, sorry that can not be the exact same, lol.


by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM

I love mock potatoes. They are really good. Are the same as potatoes? No. But for someone watching their weight, or carbs it is very nice. 

by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I have not tried that before....I would though....I like cauliflower in cheese too.

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