Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Recipe from EatingWell

Our savory cauliflower puree makes a perfect low-carb stand-in for mashed potatoes. It gets its fabulous flavor from garlic, buttermilk and a touch of butter and, best of all, it has about one-quarter of the calories of typical mashed potatoes. If you like, vary it by adding shredded low-fat cheese or chopped fresh herbs.


Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

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Ingredients
  • 8   cups 
    bite-size cauliflower florets, (about 1 head)
  • 4   
    cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  • 1/3  cup 
    nonfat buttermilk, (see Tip)
  • 4   teaspoons 
    extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1   teaspoon 
    butter
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  •  
    Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  •  
    Snipped fresh chives, for garnish
Directions
1.
Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on High for 3 to 5 minutes.)
2.
Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.
Tip:

1.
Tip: No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make "sour milk": mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 107, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 3, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 10, Monosaturated fat (g) 4, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 5, vit. C (mg) 88.57, sodium (mg) 339, Potassium (mg) 288, Vegetables () 2, Fat () 1.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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