Holidays, and big meals can be a struggle for people on a keto, vegan, low carb, or other food restrictive diets. Sometimes it is the comfort foods like mashed potatoes we miss most. These high starch, high carb foods trigger the release of serotonin in the gut resulting in satiety and satisfaction. Deprived of this reward, holiday meals can seem lackluster and disappointing.
There is a bit of hope in the flavor department, however, and satisfying sides are closer than imagined. The joys of the brassica vegetables shine through in this recipe as cauliflower emerges a hero. Teamed with the fragrant power of garlic, this mash becomes a monster of flavor!
Brave cooks will take this to the extreme by roasting the garlic in a pat of vegan butter before performing the mashing part. Immerse that blender, and immerse your taste buds in flavor!
Lower carbs than mashed potatoes, this vegan recipe results in a full-flavored, Garlicky Cauliflower Mash, that is perfect as a side for your meal.
Garlicky Cauliflower Mash
by Hannah Marjerrison
2 heads of cauliflower, cut into florets
Place cauliflower and garlic cloves in a large pot and cover with water.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until soft.
Add milk, butter, and spices.
Use an immersion blender and blend until smooth and fluffy.
Makes 8 servings