Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spicey Cauliflower Mash

I have been meaning to try out Mashed Cauliflower for quite a while, but it wasn't until I saw Jenn's Mashed cauliflower post that I decided I was going to actually try it out. I followed her recipe but made a few alterations to meet our dietary and taste needs :o)

While shopping with Brian Monday night, spending most of the time in the produce section (like always) we came across the cauliflower. To make it even better it was BOGO. At first I thought to myself out loud "there is no way we will eat 2 heads of cauliflower before they go bad." Then a light bulb suddenly turned on and I remembered my self promise to try out the Mash.

So enter extremely easy and delish Spicey Cauliflower Mash!

What you need
1 head of Cauliflower
1-2 cups rotisserie chicken  (optional of course)
Roasted Garlic (about 5 cloves)
1 Hungarian pepper
Half a white onion
2 Tbsp Almond Milk
salt and pepper to taste

What you do

drizzle garlic with about a 1/2tsp olive oil and roast garlic on 400 for 25-30 min. After 10 min. passes toss in the Hungarian pepper and roast for remaining 20-15 min with the garlic.

Meanwhile blanch Cauliflower for 10-15 min or until tender enough to mash with a fork.

While cauliflower, garlic and pepper are cooking begin to saute (caramelize) your onions.

Heat 2 tsp olive oil on med heat and toss in onions. De glaze pan with any wine you may have lying around. I used a bottle of Riesling that had been opened and never finished. You don't have to do this but I find it adds another layer of flavor and love the sweetness it brings out of the onions.
by this time your garlic and pepper should be done and the smell in your house will be WONDERFUL. Confession: I love the smell of garlic A LOT! Blame it on being Italian

Toss caluiflower, onions, pepper, garlic and almond milk into a food processor and mix well and bring to your consistency of choice.  Once all veggies are incorporated toss in chicken: easily omitted if making a vegetarian meal.

This was a super easy meal to make and it was crazy good with a slight kick from the pepper. This is also a super easy way to trick your kids or other adults into eating their veggies if you need too lol.

I know its not the prettiest looking meal I have made but it went fast and there were no left overs. So to me that is more important!

Ciao and hidden veggies


1 comment:

  1. I would like you to make this for me...haha! Ok- thanks! :)