Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Sides Part 3 - Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed potatoes are a staple at every Thanksgiving table, but they are super starchy, sticky and very heavy.  Give this recipe a try for a delicious, light and easy to digest alternative.
Feel free to play with this one and use this recipe as a base! A few examples: add caramelized onions, mushroom gravy, etc.  Please feel free to post your adds in the comments below.
Stay tuned for more light and simple recipes to come.

1 large head cauliflower
2-5 garlic cloves (or more for a really garlicky mash)
Olive oil (or organic butter if desired)
Chives (few) (Can use scallions instead)
Pink Himalayan Salt (to taste)
Black pepper (optional)

Step #1 - Wash and cut cauliflower into florets. Peel and cut garlic cloves into halves.  Steam cauliflower & garlic until fork tender.

Step #2 - Use food processor or blender to blend cauliflower to desired consistency (anywhere from chunky to creamy puree).  Add drizzle of olive oil (or butter), salt and pepper and pulse a couple of times to incorporate flavors.

Step #3 - Chop chives and add to cauliflower mash.  Serve & enjoy.

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