Monday, June 30, 2014
Healthy Faux Mashed Potatoes - OMG Drive These Around the Block!
I've heard about making mashed potatoes from cauliflower. I've heard they were delicious and I've heard about the health benefits. None of this swayed me or made me the least bit interested in trying them.
But then I read and article and decided to take a gamble and try these. Summer is here and the heat is making us crave light foods. This is a two-fer...veggies and a faux starch side dish. The flavor is fantastic and if you're trying to get veggies in your little sous chefs, this is the real deal.
1 medium head of cauliflower washed and chopped
1 tablespoon plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock
1 clove of garlic, rough chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Chopped chives for garnish
Heat a large pot of water to boiling, add a tablespoon of salt and the chopped cauliflower. Boil until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander and blot with a paper towel.
Place the drained cauliflower in the bowl of your food processor, add in the garlic, chicken stock, yogurt and Parmesan cheese. Pulse until smooth. Stream in the olive oil, Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped chives.
Now you have a healthy, delicious, figure friendly side dish you prepare in a blink of an eye!