Hello dear readers! Today I want to share with you how to make a delicious and mega easy Cauliflower Mash!
I have to confess, I am not a huge fan of puree, but when I heard about this I had to give it a try! I ended up making this yummy puree countless times in the first 3 weeks after, because I couldn’t believe how much it tasted like potato mash (which I love once in a while!).
I remember the last time I made potato puree. Everyone loved it and was asking me how on earth I make such a creamy and smooth puree. Well, those potatoes not just had butter, but also half pound of cream cheese plus, I had quite an arm workout to pass those rough potatoes through a fine sieve to achieve that wonderful consistency…
I would have never believed that such a luscious mash can come out of a almost tasteless cauliflower and with such little ingredients and effort. At first, I was very skeptical; but my cooking curiosity won and I am so glad I decided to make it that day.
Cauliflower Mash comes in handy specially on the day after you had that “carb overload” (for example, when your mother in law makes for you the most delicious and high-carb Caribbean food) 😛 Not that I am a super strict calories or carbs counter, but balance is good plus, we all have some goals to achieve 🙂
You can see from the picture above that this is made out of just 4 simple ingredients (cauliflower, roasted garlic, butter and salt). This recipe calls for butter, but you can easily substitute with your preferred buttery spread to make it vegan.
It also calls for roasted garlic which I personally love. I have tried with raw garlic, and of course it is edible, BUT (a big one!) if you are looking for a mash that taste almost exactly like its potato cousin and doesn’t have that sharp garlicky flavor, go with the roasted garlic.
You can easily roast a garlic head on the stove top. Just place it over low flame until is charred (you don’t want to do it on high flame or for too long because the garlic can dry out really quickly and you will end up with charcoal instead of roasted garlic). You can also cover with aluminum foil to avoid any mess or roast in the oven for longer time, but you know, sometimes I am just about quick, quick, quick food!
How to make Cauliflower Mash
Cut the cauliflower into florets and you can either boil or steam for 10-15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is fork tender. This will ensure that you have a super smooth puree later. Reserve a few tablespoons of liquid (you most likely won’t need it, but, you know… just in case!) then, drain the florets.
At this point, you can either puree the cauliflower with the rest of the ingredients, in a food processor, or you can take an extra step for an even creamier cauliflower mash.
You’ll be surprise how much water comes out of cauliflower! So, for better and creamier results, saute the florets with a tablespoon of butter on medium flame, and then, proceed to puree.
Only thing left to do is puree in a food processor or with an immersion blender and enjoy!
- 550 gr Cauliflower florets
- 5 garlic cloves, roasted (or more, if preferred)
- 50 gr Butter (or Vegan Buttery Spread)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Extra Virgin Olive oil (Optional)
- Freshly ground Black pepper (Optional)
- Cut the cauliflower into florets and soak in salted water for a few minutes, to remove any dirt.
- Rinse under cold water and boil with minimum water, or steam, until the florets are fork tender.
- Drain on a colander, or alternatively, dry out the excess water by sauteing with 1 tbsp of butter.
- Puree with the rest of the ingredients with a food processor until the desired consistency.
- Serve hot.
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