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.
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.
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 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 the cauliflower into chunk size pieces before steaming
I just mashed it with a fork, but you could use an immersion blender
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