Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mashed Cauliflower

After a month of little to no cooking I am slowly starting to get back in the swing of things.  I had a head of cauliflower that needed to be used up, and thus I whipped up this dish.  Even my cauliflower hating husband ate a bowl of it, which says a lot.

This is a great side dish for those on low carb diets, or is a great way to get kids to eat vegetables that they wouldn't normally touch.  You could even combine a mixture of 1/2 mashed cauliflower and 1/2 mashed potatoes to make it a little more kid friendly.  1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, or 4 oz cream cheese would also be a great addition here, but honestly it was great without it and I was able to whip this up without a trip to the store by not adding either.  Butter could be used instead of the oil, and the cauliflower could easily be steamed instead of boiled if that is your preference.

Mashed Cauliflower

-1 head cauliflower, chopped into large chunks
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 Tbsp olive oil
-1 clove garlic
-a few Tbsp of milk or chicken broth

Boil cauliflower in salter water until soft (about 6-10 minutes).  Place boiled cauliflower and remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.  Add additional milk until desired consistency is achieved.


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