CAULIFLOWER MASH

September 19, 2011
cauliflower mash, cauliflower, vegetarian, vegetables, healthy, gluten free

I haven’t made this cauliflower mash in a few years. I discovered this hard-to-believe-it’s-not-mashed-potatoes recipe in my South Beach Diet Cookbook way back in 2007. It was love at first bite and the fact that it is so healthy is a plus! This is a super easy side dish to make for any night of the week and the perfect comfort food that goes down easy! Enjoy!

Cauliflower Mash

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds cauliflower, cut into large florets (about 8 cups)
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 (14-ounce) cans lower-sodium chicken broth
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Prepare

1. In a large saucepan, combine cauliflower, garlic, and broth.

2. If cauliflower is not completely covered by broth, add water to just cover.

3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 12 minutes.

4. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid, then drain cauliflower and garlic.

5. Transfer cauliflower and garlic to the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth, pulsing in some or all of the reserved cooking liquid, if necessary, to moisten mixture.

6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Just before serving, stir in chives. Serve warm.

Cauliflower Mash
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 pounds cauliflower, cut into large florets (about 8 cups)
  2. 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  3. 2 (14-ounce) cans lower-sodium chicken broth
  4. Salt
  5. Freshly ground black pepper
  6. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine cauliflower, garlic, and broth.
  2. If cauliflower is not completely covered by broth, add water to just cover.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid, then drain cauliflower and garlic.
  5. Transfer cauliflower and garlic to the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth, pulsing in some or all of the reserved cooking liquid, if necessary, to moisten mixture.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Just before serving, stir in chives. Serve warm.
Adapted from South Beach Diet
Adapted from South Beach Diet
Florida Girl Cooks http://floridagirlcooks.com/

author: Teresa Gonzalez

Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She's a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comAugust 16, 2015

    What a cool idea! I must say, I’m glad you didn’t make the cones – I was feeling singularly unaccomplished!

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comOctober 14, 2015

    congratulations! so happy for you and your family!

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    MargaretNovember 18, 2015

    Hello Teresa, I am so very excited to try your cider bourbon glazed turkey, however the recipe states you have included your own cider bourbon glaze recipe “below”…but it is not there. Would you please send it to me? My William sonoma is out. Thank you have a wonderful thanksgiving! Margaret

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