Cauliflower Mashed

Cauliflower is a magical vegetable. I call it a chameleon because it can pretty much take on any shape or form and still be amazing {another recipe here}.

When I first started my low-carb diet I really wanted to have a side dish that was not necessarily vegetables or salad. I started looking around on Pinterest and found that some people make a mash out of cauliflower that resembles mashed potatoes. I did a little research about cauliflower and found that:

1 medium head of cauliflower has 16 grams of of net carbs, 14 grams of fiber and 144 calories!

This is amazing for low carb eaters. Especially since for this recipe, you’ll only need to use a half a head of cauliflower which means that it will only have 8 grams of carbohydrates plus you’ll share this with someone else because it feeds two, so make that 4 grams per serving!

Enough with the numbers, let’s get to the recipe.

Cauliflower Mashed

cauliflower mashed
Serves 2

You’ll Need:

1/2 medium head of cauliflower

1-2 cloves of garlic

1/4 stick of butter, cut into small pieces

salt and pepper to taste

1. Fill a large pot about half way with water. Sprinkle in some salt and bring to a boil.

2. While you are waiting for your water to boil, cut up your half head of cauliflower into florets. Don’t make the pieces too big. You can also mince your garlic at this point.

If you have a handheld immersion blender, get that out. If not, get your food processor ready.

3. Once your water is boiling, put your cut up cauliflower in the pot. Let boil until soft, about 5-8 minutes. You’ll know it’s done if you can pierce it with a fork and it feels tender.

4. Strain your cauliflower. If you are going to be using your immersion blender then return the cauliflower to the pot and return the pot to the stove. If you are using your food processor then go ahead and put your cooked florets in there now.

5. You’ll want to add your garlic and a little bit of your butter to your cauliflower before you start blending. Now it’s time to puree. You’ll want to pulse the cauliflower until it’s smooth in texture, adding a little butter at a time.

6. Taste your cauliflower and add any necessary salt and pepper.

7. Enjoy!

There you have it! A super easy, quick, healthy and low-carb recipe for cauliflower mashed. There are so many variations you can make to this recipe if you choose to, though this is it in it’s purest form.

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