If you’re craving real mashed potatoes, but you’re watching your starch intake, consider using cauliflower instead. It’s interesting how cauliflower is so versatile, it takes on practically any flavor you want it to.
Mock Mashed Potatoes (Cauliflower)
2 medium head cauliflower
2 tablespoon non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon minced garlic or roasted garlic
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.
Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done.
Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.
In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the non-fat Greek yogurt, Parmesan, garlic, salt and pepper until almost smooth. Garnish with chives.
Hint: Try roasting the garlic and adding a little fresh rosemary for a whole new taste.
Yields 4-6 Servings
Approved all cycles.