Mashed Cauliflower

prep time    ~
45 minutes
cooking time    ~
45 minutes

An exceptional mashed potato substitute when you're looking to cut down on starched, mashed cauliflower will complement all of your favorite comfort-food dishes without leaving you feeling heavy, or guilty, afterward. When roasted, garlic becomes smooth and buttery. I love to add it to my mash for extra flavor and richness.

ingredients

  • 5 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed into florets
  • .25 cup almond milk, warmed
  • 3 tablespoons ghee or preferred butter substitute
  • 1.5 teaspoons sea salt
  • Dash cracked black pepper

method

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Place the garlic cloves in a small, heatproof dish and drizzle with the olive oil. Cover and roast in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, put the cauliflower in a saucepan with .5-inch of water. cover, and steam for 10 minutes. Drain the water completely and place the cauliflower in a food processor.
  4. Squeeze the papery garlic skins to release the cloves. Add the garlic to the food processor along with the almond milk, ghee, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth and fluffy.