Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Low Sodium Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed cauliflower.
I had decided that I was going to eat cauliflower only roasted in the oven which is quite delicious until I saw this recipe from Whole Foods. This tastes similar to mashed potatoes but with fewer carbs.  It's very good topped with grated cheese.

Mashed Cauliflower (4 servings)
Ingredients: 
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into small florets (about 6 to 7 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Method: 
Bring a large pot of salted* water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook until very tender, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and then drain well and transfer cauliflower to a food processor. Add oil and reserved water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and puree until smooth. (Or, mash cauliflower with a potato masher). Season with salt* and pepper and serve.

Medium head of cauliflower trimmed.
Cauliflower cut into small florets.
Cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
Mash with potato masher, I like it kind of chunky. (Or you could puree in a food processor.)
Add pepper, olive oil, butter and stir.  Ready to eat. Top with grated cheese if desired.

*To make this a low sodium dish, I did NOT add salt to the water, nor did I season with salt, only pepper.  I also added a tablespoon of butter in addition to the olive oil.   
This freezes well too.

1 comment:

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