Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mashed Cauliflower

I was pretty skeptical about the whole idea of mashing cauliflower and eating it as an alternative to mashed potatoes but it's actually very good and low carb.  You only need a few ingredients and the best part is, it comes together in a short amount of time and requires little effort.

Begin by steaming a medium head of cauliflower cut into florets until fork tender, about 6 minutes.

Get your add-ins ready: chicken broth, whipped cream cheese, dried herbs, salt, and pepper.  The cream cheese is optional here - I've made it dairy free and it's still very good.

Splash a little broth on the steamed cauliflower and mash it up.

Add a few tablespoons of cream cheese, herbs, salt, and pepper.  Mix.  You can blend up the mixture for a smoother texture but if you don't mind skip that step like I did.

I put the mash into a bowl and put in the fridge covered until dinner was ready.  2-3 minutes in the microwave on high and it was ready to eat.

For dinner the other night I ate the mashed cauliflower with beef ribs, steamed broccoli, and macaroni salad.  The ribs were made by the boyfriend and were excellent, might I add.    

1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
chicken broth
cream cheese (optional)
salt and pepper

1. Steam cauliflower until fork tender, about 6 minutes.
2. Mash cauliflower with a splash of chicken broth.
3. Stir in cream cheese, herbs, salt, and pepper.
4. Blend cauliflower mixture for a smoother texture.

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