Potatoes are very popular in Ukraine. I remember from my childhood, we ate potatoes almost every day. My favorite dish was mashed potatoes with piece of chicken. I could eat mashed potatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To tell you the truth, I still love it, but don’t cook it very often.
Because it is not recommended to mix the starchy vegetables with the animal protein, I kept looking for some recipe that will work and taste as good as my favorite dish from the past.
When I found Cauliflower ” mashed potatoes” idea, I wasn’t sure if it tastes good. It might taste good as a cauliflower, but not as good as mashed potatoes.
Anyway, I got the huge head of cauliflower and tried to cook it at home.
This cauliflower-based version is the same texture to enjoy as mashed potato, but sans the butter, whole milk and table salt that make mashed potatoes a beauty-busting food.
It turned out so delicious for me, and tasted like REAL mashed potato. My husband still doesn’t know, how I made it, because he called it mashed potatoes:)
Rosemary Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”
1 head cauliflower, broken into florets, stem and leaves removed
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
1tbs olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Sea salt, to taste
1tsp. dried rosemary
Bring water to a boil and steam cauliflower in a steamer for about 6-7 minutes, until softens.
Put the cauliflower florets in a food processor with the blade in place. Add garlic, almond milk, olive oil, black pepper, sea salt and rosemary. Pulse long enough to achieve the desired consistency.
Adjust seasonings to taste.
I served it with baked salmon and fresh veggies salad.