Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”
I never liked mashed potatoes growing up, because we ate the fake kind that came out of a box. We also used olive oil, instead of butter. It tasted worse than the mashed potatoes that can be found in a frozen dinner. I finally tried mashed potatoes at a restaurant, and discovered how delicious they are, when made with real potatoes, butter, salt and milk. They’re even better with a cream gravy!
As amazing as restaurant style mashed potatoes are, they are also full of calories and fat, and are very unhealthy. They are a tasty treat that can be enjoyed periodically, but definitely should not be eaten every day.
I can’t say that these mashed potatoes are as tasty as those mashed potatoes which they serve at a restaurant. When eating these, I can’t think of them as mashed potatoes. When I try to compare them to the amazing mashed potatoes that I have eaten in restaurants. However, when I think of it as just another side dish to be enjoyed with chicken or some other flavorful entree, this dish is good. It’s also a much healthier alternative to restaurant mashed potatoes!
- 1 large head cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the cauliflower into 2 to 3 inch pieces. Boil the cauliflower until it is fork tender, about 7-10 minutes. Drain the cauliflower.
- Place the cauliflower in a strong blender or a food processor. Add the butter, olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper, to taste to the cauliflower. Puree until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Serve immediately.
Adapted from 21 Day Sugar Detox