Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

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Recipe: Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Summary: Our savory cauliflower puree makes a perfect low-carb stand-in for mashed potatoes. It gets its fabulous flavor from garlic, a touch of margarine, and, best of all, it has about one-quarter of the calories of typical mashed potatoes. If you like, vary it by adding chopped fresh herbs.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets, (about 1 head)
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup soy milk or almond milk
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Snipped fresh chives, for garnish

Instructions

  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 milk, 2 teaspoons oil, margarine, 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.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of iVillage

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