Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that I don’t eat often but I want to incorporate more into my diet because of the nutritious health benefits. Of course it doesn’t taste like potatoes but it is lower in calorie & carbs. This fake out mashed potatoes recipe makes a great side-dish to any meaty meal. An added bonus… cauliflower contains good amounts of b vitamins and is high in vitamin C!
This recipe definitely makes me want to eat more cauliflower!
FAKE OUT MASHED POTATOES
- 1 head cauliflower (florets only, no stems)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3/4 tsp chopped garlic
- 1/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt (plain yogurt works too)
- 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt & pepper to taste
In medium/large saucepan, boil an inch or two of water.
Place cauliflower in boiling water and cover.
Reduce heat to simmer and boil for 12 minutes until cauliflower is soft. Drain water and add salt & pepper.
Place in food processor with olive oil, butter, Greek yogurt (or plain yogurt) & garlic for a few minutes until the chunks are gone. If all of your cauliflower doesn’t fit, add it as you puree.
Sprinkle Parmesan on top and serve!
serves 4: approximately 115 calories, 8.7g fat, 4.5g carb, 5.7g protein
Spinach salad with peppers and balsamic dressing to go with the steak and cauliflower!