Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic and Herbs
Mashed cauliflower (cauliflower mashed potatoes) are a healthy, low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. And bonus, you'll be eating more veggies and most won't even know the difference. Watch the video above!
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1-2 tsp finely chopped herbs thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley, chives, etc
Trim the leaves off the cauliflower and cut off the florets. Rinse the florets under water.
Heat 1-inch of water in a pot on medium heat and bring to a boil. Place a steamer insert in the pot and add the cauliflower florets. Steam for 6-8 minutes.
While the cauliflower is steaming, heat the olive oil in a small pan on medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then remove from the heat.
Remove the steamed cauliflower from the pot, drain the water from the pot, then add the cauliflower back in. Add the olive oil, garlic, chopped herbs and any optional ingredients.
Use a potato masher or handheld stick blender to mash the cauliflower. Serve immediately.
- Be careful not to overcook the cauliflower or else your cauliflower mash might end up more of a cauliflower puree. The same can be said if you use a food processor instead of using a potato masher or handheld stick blender. The goal is to gently mash, not to puree.
Calories: 84.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.9g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 63.3mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 4g