Mashed Cauliflower


This mashed cauliflower recipe was inspired by a dish at Hu Kitchen, my current favorite healthy restaurant in New York for so many reasons (it also inspired these gluten free blondies). My husband and I both love mashed potatoes but try to stay away from so much starch on a regular basis (Thanksgiving not included of course!). This super easy, 5 ingredient recipe has been a life-saver.

It’s hard to feed someone on a Paleo diet, so interesting side dishes like this are a must. Try it! I guarantee you can’t mess it up and it will impress even the biggest potato-eaters you know.

The mashed cauliflower recipe below makes 4-6 servings.

– 1 head of organic cauliflower
– 4 cloves of garlic
– 4 tblspns extra virgin olive oil
– Lots of sea salt and black pepper

– Boil cauliflower in a large pot of water for 9 minutes
– Meanwhile, sautee garlic in 1 tblspn of olive oil
– Strain cauliflower
– Put cooked cauliflower, garlic, the rest of the olive oil, salt and pepper into a blender or food processor
– Blend
– Enjoy!

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  1. Meghan said:

    This is interesting. I never thought to mash cauliflowers like potatos. Thanks for the tip! Will try it out soon.

    5.2.13 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      It seems so obvious once you make it once though, I promise!

      5.3.13 · Reply
  2. Tanya said:

    I do a similar version – thinly slice & roast cauliflower & garlic. The go with the rest of your recipe. Love it!

    5.2.13 · Reply
    • Julia Dzafic said:

      Yum. I need to try this with roasted. Sounds much better!

      5.3.13 · Reply
  3. Julia Ralston said:

    I’ve been hearing about the wonders of mashed cauliflower! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

    5.3.13 · Reply