In the Kitchen: Creamy Cauliflower Mash

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Just like broccoli and kale, cauliflower is part of the cruciferous family – often coined the super-veggie family. Not only do the high vitamin and mineral contents in cauliflower give a big boost to your immune system, its high fiber to low calorie ratio makes this vegetable an excellent option for weight management.

But if you’re tired of eating cauliflower raw or steamed (yeah, we understand), try mixing it up by mashing! This delicious Creamy Cauliflower Mash side dish recipe is a healthy and satisfying substitute for mashed potatoes.

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Creamy Cauliflower Mash

Makes approximately four 1-cup servings


  • 8 cups cauliflower florets
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup non-fat buttermilk
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives


  1. Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add the buttermilk, 2 teaspoons olive oil, butter, salt and pepper.
  3. Pulse several times and then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  4. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives. Serve hot and enjoy!



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