Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"

A wonderful alternative to the traditional holiday mashers that are loaded with butter and cream.   I guarantee everyone at your table will love it!  

Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower

  • 2 large cloves garlic

  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan

  • Fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Cut off large stems of cauliflower and chop up the remaining pieces

  2. Mash the garlic cloves.

  3. Boil cauliflower and garlic in broth for 40 minutes (or until fork tender)

  4. Reserve the broth.

  5. Place cauliflower, mustard and olive oil in cuisinart and blend until completely mashed.

  6. Add a little reserved broth to get the right consistency

  7. Season with salt and pepper

  8. Top with parmesan and parsley

Why I Love This:

Cauliflower is a great source of  Vitamins C, K, B6, B12, and Folate. It is a very good source of protein, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin!   Cauliflower also has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect.  The dijon adds a nice kick of flavor with very few calories, and the parmesan adds calcium.  Parsleyis rich in many vital vitamins, including Vitamin C, B 12, K and A.  Yum!