I have read about mashed cauliflower several times and never had tried it. Since my grocery store had cauliflower on sale this week, I decided to give it a go. Cauliflower has far less calories than potatoes, and aren't starchy. So you can eat more of this when you mix half and half, and not feel guilty!
3 small potatoes
1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
3 tbsp butter or margarine
1/4 cup milk
Optional: 2-3 green onions
Large pot of water
Step 1: Put several cups of water on the stove to boil, adding salt to make it boil faster. Rinse and dice the potatoes (you can peel them if you don't like the taste, but the peel is where most of the nutrients are so I left mine on.) Cut up the cauliflower.
Step 2: Boil the potatoes and cauliflower together for 10-15 minutes, until both are easily smashed with a fork.
Step 3: Using a spoon or a mixer, mash the potatoes and cauliflower together. Level of smoothness vs. chunkiness is personal preference, I made mine pretty smooth. Mix in butter or margerine and milk. Add garlic salt to taste.
Step 4: Optional - slice green onions thinly and add for crunch and flavor.
Labels: cauliflower, easy, garlic, onion, potatoes, side dish, vegan, vegetarian