The Thanksgiving recipes are in full affect guys. And I didn’t come to play with Y’all! This simple cauliflower mash recipe is sure to bring comfort and more deliciousness to your Thanksgiving table.
Now, what makes this a must make? Well, your “potatoes” are actually cauliflower. Yes, honey. A yummy and easy spin on the classic mashed potatoes. Now there is nothing wrong with substituting the cauliflower in this recipe for actual potatoes. But, if you are looking for a delicious lower calorie spin on this classic staple? Then this recipe is for you.
Now before we jump into the recipe, I wanted to tell you guys I am going to be hosting the Whole30 Recipes feed on Instagram next week! And I am super excited and hella nervous. For those of you don’t don’t know, a Whole30 is basically the healthiest way (in my opinion and many others) to food freedom. If you haven’t done a Whole30 before, or maybe you are doing one this holiday season. Join me next week for some delicious recipes and hopefully, you learn a thing or two that’ll make your journey a bit easier.
My first Whole30 experience was very difficult and kinda depressing. What I’ve come to learn is that I was not prepared or organized throughout my food freedom experience. So my goal for next week is to hopefully show you guys my tips and tricks to organizing and staying prepared while on this journey. So I hope you join me. You can start by following the Whole30 Recipes page and I’ll see you next week!
Now, this recipe does not have to be Whole30 if you are into that or you want to make it more indulgent because it’s the holidays. Here are a few other ingredients you can add to your cauliflower mixture. Or other ways to mix up this recipe to your liking.
ADD-INS / SUBSTITUTIONS
Cream Cheese (choose an organic or vegan option).
Other herbs (cilantro, chives, parsley…etc).
Use half potato, half cauliflower.
Use sweet potatoes instead.
So whether you are on a Whole30 or not, this recipe will definitely add some comfort and joy to your holiday menu. So without further ado, let’s get into the recipe, shall we?
SIMPLE CAULIFLOWER MASH
PALEO II VEGAN II WHOLE30
Try this with my other Thanksgiving favorites:
A simple yet surprisingly delicious alternative for mashed potatoes at your holiday table.
2 medium heads of cauliflower, cut into florets
2 roasted garlic cloves
1/4 cup Avocado mayo
2 tbsp rosemary infused ghee
Salt and white pepper
Start by boiling cauliflower florets in a large pot with generously salted water until tender. Or use a steamer with salted water. Strain and let florets cool for a few minutes.
Then add half of the cauliflower florets to a food processor and pulse until blended. Now, add the rest of the florets to the processor two at a time and pulse until smooth.
Now add rosemary infused ghee, roasted garlic cloves, and mayo and pulse until smooth. Taste and season with salt and white pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
*To roast garlic, cut 1/4 of an inch off the top of one garlic bulb to expose the cloves. Rub the garlic with avocado oil and season with salt and pepper. Then wrap it in foil and roast at 350 degrees F between 45-50 minutes or until the garlic skin is brown and the cloves are tender. To finish, squeeze garlic cloves from skin. Store the leftover garlic in a jar and cover with olive or avocado oil.
*To make the rosemary infused ghee, heat ghee, and the whole rosemary sprig in a small saucepan over low heat for about 10 minutes. Then, turn the heat off and let sit for about 30 minutes or longer to allow the rosemary to infuse the ghee.