Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free
Brown / White, Green
Under 15 Minutes (Under 30 Minutes)
This Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe is a healthier twist to the traditional mashed potatoes. Don’t get me wrong though, I know how much we love mashed potatoes but not the loads of carbohydrates and heaviness in our tummy they bring.
Even recent health discoveries proclaim that cauliflowers have become the ultimate carbohydrate substitute. It definitely has a lower carb content despite its very similar taste to potatoes. Moreover, cauliflower will save you a lot of cooking prep time as it doesn’t need the tedious peeling of potato skins. In fact, you might not miss potatoes at all!
Generally, cauliflower has a better nutrient profile. It feeds your body with vitamin C, folate, vitamin K, vitamin B6, and potassium. The amazing nutrient called choline in this vegetable not only boosts brain development but it also improves cell nutrition and metabolism.
Now, here comes the addition of garlic. Garlic gives the taste of our mashed cauliflower a kick. It’s inarguably a great anti-inflammatory and immunity-protecting ingredient.
Nonetheless, while we instruct to boil the cauliflowers, steaming works too. Meanwhile, for dairy-free and vegan alternatives, simply replace regular unsalted butter with an equal amount of unsalted almond butter. Then you can add a cup of almond milk for a creamier taste; however, don’t mix the milk all at once but rather in increments to prevent an unpleasant soft texture.
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