Too often, cauliflower is regarded as the “filler” on veggie trays at luncheons and parties, but this white floret nestled next to the broccoli, carrots, and celery sticks is actually super nutritious and easy to work with.
Closely related to broccoli and cabbage, cauliflower is low in calories and cholesterol while being high in fiber and vitamin C. While people are used to the white variety, it also comes in green, orange, and purple.
The following is a handy recipe for anyone looking for an alternative to mashed potatoes:
The consistency is very similar, the flavor delicious, and the carb count much much lower!
- 1 medium head raw cauliflower
- Approx 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
Break cauliflower into florets or chop into pieces. Add these pieces into a pot of boiling water, cover, and let steam until fork tender. Drain excess water and then add milk, butter, and seasonings. Using a handheld mixer, blender, or food processor, blend ingredients together until whipped. Super easy!
For a slightly different twist, try adding some of these items to the mix:
- Parmesan cheese
- Minced garlic or garlic powder
- Curry powder
image courtesy of Horia Varlan