Sunday, January 17, 2010

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

4 servings, 3/4 cup each
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


·                                 8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head)
·                                 4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
·                                 1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk (see Tip)
·                                 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
·                                 1 teaspoon butter
·                                 1/2 teaspoon salt
·                                 Freshly ground pepper to taste
·                                 Snipped fresh chives for garnish


1.                                Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on High for 3 to 5 minutes.)
2.                                Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot. from:

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