Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauli

*NOTE*: You will need a food processor for this recipe OR use a hand masher, this process works but it’s obviously a lot more labor intensive and you may not achieve a very smooth texture. We say go for it though! :)

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of Cauliflower (One head makes 4 servings)
  • ¼ cup chopped Green Onion (also known as Chives – you can always add more or less depending on the amount of “spice” you like)
  • 1 Clove of Roasted Garlic (Again, feel free to add more or less depending on your taste buds! Another option to make this recipe quicker is to buy already pre-made/packaged garlic.)
  • Few dashes of Black Pepper
  • ¼ cup of Low Fat Cottage Cheese (We strained ours but you can skip this step if you’d like, we just like to get all of the excess liquid out.)

*NOTE*: If you are going to roast your garlic you will need to prep for that first because it will take the longest. If you are using pre packaged garlic you can skip down to the cooking directions.

Roasting Garlic:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Peel your garlic, leaving only the part closet to the clove.
  • Cut off the top of the garlic off so you can see each top of the individual cloves.
  • Cover each clove with a bit of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • Wrap in aluminum foil or just place on aluminum foil (personal preference). Bake for about 30-40 minutes. Check to see if the cloves are soft by pressing on them with a fork or knife. When they are soft you will know they are done!

Cooking Directions:

  • First you will need to rinse your cauliflower, and then chop up all the florets.  
  • Next you will steam your florets. Steam them until you can easily cut them up.
  • Strain all the excess water from cauliflower.
  • Place in food processor along with the rest of your ingredients. (Green Onion, Garlic, Black Pepper and Cottage Cheese)
  • Blend until very smooth. It may take a few minutes and a few times of stirring and scraping down the sides of the mixer.
  • Bon Appétit!