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Cauliflower With a Kick

Cauliflower With a Kick

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
JEN

JEN

Hate cauliflower? Try this, you'll change your mind!

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  • Calories:
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover, and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add cauliflower and parsnips, recover, and steam until soft, about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the vegetables. Mash using a hand masher or electric mixer. Gradually add milk and butter and mash to desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper; serve warm.
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naples34102
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naples34102

2/25/2009

One of our favorite restaurants in Naples,FL, serves a side dish called "Cauliflower Arugula Smash" and I always look forward to it. What confused me about it, however, is that it was nice and thick, unlike when I tried to make mashed cauliflower at home (what low-carbers love to do to substitute for mashed potates). So I asked the server about it, telling him there just had to be something in there besides cauliflower! Sure enough, he reluctantly admitted that there was also parsnips in there! So I was happy to find and try this recipe and review it in an effort to entice others to try it, since I am its first reviewer. It is just simply delicious! I covered the cauliflower and parsnips in water in a saucepan, added some fresh, minced garlic, brought it to a boil, them simmered it until it was very tender. I drained it very well, then put the pan back on the burner briefly just to dry it out. I didn't add the milk, as it would have have ruined this by taking away it's substance--it needs to be good and dry, and only butter added (although a little bit of cream cheese would be good too!) Finally, capitalizing on the restaurant's dish I love so much, I wilted some fresh arugula in a little olive oil and mixed it in at the last. Perfect! And for some reason even better than the restaurant's!

Sarah Jo
19

Sarah Jo

2/4/2012

This is one of my favorite low-carb recipes to use in place of mashed potatoes. Instead of milk, I use half-n-half or heavy cream. My family really likes this, especially my husband who claims to HATE cauliflower. NOTE: If you add this recipe to a small saucepan and add in a cup or so of organic chicken broth, you have a quick faux-potato soup!

amberRD
13

amberRD

6/15/2009

I loved this dish!! I followed another review and added garlic to the pot of water when cooking the veggies. Did add about 2 tablespoons of sour cream to the mixture and made sur to beat well with the electric mixture - what a treat!! I teach cooking classes at a local grocery store and I plan to use this recipe in the fall.

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