Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” with Golden Garlic

By September 12, 2014 September 10th, 2019 Recipes, side dishes, Vegetables

Creamy cauliflower that tastes like mashed potatoes topped with crispy garlic.  You may never eat mashed potatoes again.

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Golden GarlicCauliflower is in season now with big blooming heads available in the farmers market.

This is one vegetable that deserves to be included in your diet.  It has  an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals. Read about all cauliflower’s health benefits here.  

Cauliflower is a vegetable that is not heavily sprayed so non-organic is a fine choice if organic is not easily available.

When steamed and pureed cauliflower turns silky and velvety just like mashed potatoes. Adding grass fed butter helps too! Last weeks post on butter explains how great butter is.

If you don’t like butter, ghee or olive work well too.

Steam the cauliflower until very tender about 10 minutes. Don’t boil it. Boiling it makes it too soggy. Drain.

Add the cauliflower to a food processor along with 2 Tb of butter, ghee or olive oil and salt.

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Puree until smooth and creamy.  Taste, add more butter or salt if desired.

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While cauliflower is steaming, cook the garlic.

In a small sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoons of butter over very low heat and add the chopped garlic. Cook on low until golden, stirring frequently about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt.

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Serve cauliflower mashed potatoes sprinkled with the golden garlic and fresh pepper.

The Cauliflower Mash Potatoes also taste great without the golden garlic but it does makes it special.

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Golden Garlic

Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” with Golden Garlic


  • Author: Ingrid DeHart - EatWellEnjoyLife.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Creamy cauliflower that tastes like mashed potatoes topped with crispy garlic.


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Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 8 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons grass fed cultured butter, ghee or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt plus a little for the garlic
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • Fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Steam the cauliflower until very tender about 10 minutes. Don’t boil it. Boiling it makes it too soggy. Drain.
  2. Add the cauliflower to a food processor along with 2 tablespoons of butter and salt. (If you don’t eat butter, use 2 tablespoons of ghee or extra virgin olive oil).
  3. Process until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula.
  4. Taste, add more salt and butter if desired.
  5. While cauliflower is steaming, cook the garlic.
  6. In a small sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoons of butter over very low heat and add the chopped garlic.
  7. Cook on low until golden, stirring frequently about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  8. Serve cauliflower sprinkled with the golden garlic and fresh pepper.

Notes

The cauliflower mashed ‘potatoes’ taste great without the garlic topping too!

  • Category: Vegetable
  • Cuisine: Healthy, Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan Option (with olive oil)

Enjoy the recipe. You may find this recipe is so good you’ll never eat mashed potatoes again. Please leave a comment to let me know how you like it.

Much love,
Ingrid

 

 

 

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