Here is a awesome side dish and a way to get a little more vegetables in everyone’s diet at Easter dinner.
You can add any of your favorite spices or a little bit of Parmesan cheese.
It is a very quick recipe to make with the use of the microwave instead of steaming it and reheats very well for Easter leftover meals.
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Yield: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each
8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head)
4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
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.
Or you could 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.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Fat: 7 g
Carbohydrates: 10 g
Fiber: 4 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Sodium: 339 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Potassium: 288 mg