Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Garlicky Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"


This creamy side dish will have all your friends and family tricked! It is hard to taste the difference between these garlicky "mashed potatoes" and the real thing. Although it is definitely NOT hard to tell the difference between their nutritional information! One cup of boiled potatoes has 134 calories (that is not including all the cream and butter most people add), compared to 28 calories in the same amount of boiled cauliflower.


Some mashed cauliflower recipes include loads of butter, sour cream, or cream to achieve a similar texture of the original stuff. My recipe uses fat free Greek yogurt to create the same effect.


Garlicky Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"

(4 servings)

Ingredients:
  • 1 head cauliflower (clean and chopped up)
  • 3/4 cup fat free, plain Greek yogurt (room temperature)
  • 1 bulb garlic, peeled (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
Method:
  • Boil cauliflower, onion, and garlic until very soft. Drain well and let sit in strainer for more water to evaporate, then place into a food processor (or electric mixing bowl). Pulse until smooth but still a bit lumpy.
  • Add Greek yogurt, salt, and pepper. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Serve hot!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
(for 1/4 of the recipe)
  • 79 Calories
  • 10g Carbohydrates
    • 6g Sugar
    • 4g Fiber
  • 0g Fat
  • 8g Protein

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