By Shannon • February 22, 2014 • Food
Cauliflower has been getting a lot of press lately with people on paleo diets or those who don’t want to eat a lot of carbohydrates. I particularly don’t like the taste of cauliflower, but it is really healthy, so this is one of the few ways that I can eat it **hint hint– good for fooling your kids.**
Cauliflower has a lot of nutritious benefits – it has antioxidants, fiber, and helps with inflammation. It is definitely one of the vegetables I like to include in my son’s diet.
I love the creamy texture of mashed potatoes and a friend suggested I mash cauliflower in the same way. Really. That sounded like a great way to add this cruciferous vegetable to our diet, especially since my son loves cauliflower, and most of the time I just give it to him steamed in a California blend.
For this recipe, I steamed an entire head of cauliflower for about 15 minutes. I added chicken broth, onion powder and salt. This is just a basic recipe, but there are so many other add-ins to use. For example, add in some roasted garlic and rosemary. Or try cracked black peppercorn, chives and French Fines Herbs.
If you want the cauliflower really light and fluffy, use the whip attachment for your blender, otherwise, use the paddle attachment. I blended the cauliflower on medium for about 2 minutes, then high about 5 minutes to get a nice whipped texture.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon Earth Balance Soy Free Spread*
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- *has pea protein in it. If you are allergic to legumes, you may omit this and add in extra stock
- Steam the cauliflower until soft, about 15 minutes.
- Add cauliflower to a medium mixing bowl and mashed for about one-two minutes until completely smashed.
- Add in the chicken broth, butter spread and onion powder.
- Whip the ingredients for about 5 minutes on high speed until light and fluffy