Buttermilk Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

Cauliflower, garlic, buttermilk and butter combine to produce a low calorie side so like mashed potatoes you’ll be amazed.

More and more I’ve been making substitutes for old standbys that are just too hard on my rapidly ‘maturing’ metabolism. A great case in point are mashed potatoes, a delicious favourite of mine stretching back for more than half a century. But, as I gracefully slide toward my four score and seven, I have come to feel that maybe I should make this old fave an occasional treat and find a substitute that looks, tastes and feels just as yummy without the stress on the system that my friend the potato can cause when consumed in great quantity.

A case in point is also a valuable Veteran Move: my version of Great Cauliflower Cashew Mash. This delicious mashed potato replica has way less natural sugar, is lower in calories and actually packs a more powerful nutritional punch than its starchier cousin. But, truth be told, it’s a little fussy to make and requires cashews, which are delicious in their own right and also a little challenging calorie-wise.

Enter Buttermilk Garlic Cauliflower Mash. It takes minutes to prepare, enjoys the sugar benefits of cauliflower versus potatoes and boasts only 62 calories a serving versus 110+ calories for basic mashed potatoes. It’s creamy because of the buttermilk but light because its only 1% fat. And, buttermilk adds a tangy flavour that can stand alone and add dimension to your cauliflower mash if garlic just doesn’t agree with you. And, it’s best made using your immersion blender, Veteran Tool #7!

All in all, Buttermilk Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is a win-win I highly recommend.

Scroll through to learn how to make this delicious dish. If you like what you see, don’t forget to ‘like’ and ‘follow’.

Take a medium to large head of cauliflower and break it into florets.
Add it and 4 crushed garlic cloves to a medium pot of water with 4 cups of salted water, cover and boil it until the cauliflower is soft, between 8 and 10 minutes.
When the cauliflower is soft, drain it, add 1/3 cup of 1% buttermilk, salt, pepper and a tablespoon of butter…
…then purée it with an immersion blender, stand blender or hand mixer.
If you wish, you can thicken the mixture with a little flour. This will deliver a texture more similar to mashed potatoes but will add only minimal calories.
This really looks, tastes and feels like mashed potatoes and is a healthier surface for gravy

Try this recipe. If you like it… even if you don’t… please comment, let’s talk about it!

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