This savory side dish is a healthy stand-in for mashed potatoes. Vary it by adding shredded low-fat cheese or chopped fresh herbs.
|Prep Time:||15 minutes|
|Ready in:||30 minutes|
|Yield:||4 servings, 3/4 cup each|
|Ease of Prep:||Easy|
|8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head)|
|4 cloves garlic , crushed and peeled|
|1/3 cup buttermilk or equivalent buttermilk powder|
|4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil , divided|
|1 teaspoon butter|
|1/2 teaspoon salt , or to taste|
|Freshly ground pepper to taste|
|Snipped fresh chives for garnish|
- 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.)
- 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.
Health Advantages: low calorie, low carb, high fiber, low sat fat, low sodium, heart healthy, diabetes appropriate, healthy weight.
|Servings Per Recipe: 4|
|Amount Per serving|
|Calories:||108 cal||Carbohydrate Servings:||0|
|Carbohydrates:||10 g||Dietary Fiber:||5 g||Cholesterol:||3 mg|
|Fat:||7 g||Sodium:||342 mg||Saturated Fat:||2 g|
|Protein:||4 g||Potassium:||319 mg||Monounsaturated Fat:||4 g|
|Nutrition Bonus:||Vitamin C (150% daily value), Folate (22% dv).|
|Exchanges:||2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat|