06 February 2013

herb cauliflower mash

06 February 2013

i'm still learning my way around the kitchen, so like many of my recipes, today's recipe originated from a blog i admire. it was roost blog that initially inspired me to start trying healthy eating recipes, but really the blog is so much more. and the photographs - just gorgeous! i pinned coco's truffled cauliflower mash a while back, but finally tried it on superbowl sunday. 

while truffle oil sounds delightful, i didn't have any on hand, so i adjusted the recipe a bit. the original recipe calls for thyme, but fresh rosemary is one of my favorites, so i had to add it. and the chives give it a bit of a kick.

one other change you might notice: my recipe below calls for yellow onion. i used red this past weekend and while it works, i think yellow onion will be a better complement to the chives. if you try it out, let me know!

herb cauliflower mash

• 24 oz. cauliflower, cut into florets
• ½ yellow onion, sliced
• 2 garlic cloves, cut in half
• ½ cup olive oil
• 2 tbsp. fresh thyme
• 2 tbsp. fresh rosemary
• 2 tbsp. chives, chopped
• salt and pepper, to taste

1. preheat oven to 375°. in a large bowl, toss florets, sliced onion, and garlic with olive oil.

2. arrange veggies on a foil-lined baking sheet and top with salt and pepper.

3. roast for 45 minutes, until florets begin to brown.

4. remove from oven and pour veggies into food processor. add thyme, rosemary, and chives and blend until smooth. add salt and pepper to taste.

click here for a printable recipe card!


Caroline said...

This sounds quite good! I make a similar mashed cauliflower with cheese and sour cream (way less healthy than this version!)

Emily Marie {Isnt That Charming} said...

Sounds delicious! I have always blank-stared at cauliflower when cooking it, wondering what to do with it besides steam it. Mashing it up will for sure be next on my list!
Isn’t That Charming.

Viviana Norden said...

Looks delish!

Alyssa Longobucco said...

I'm kind of intimidated by how gross I used to think cauliflower is, but I need to get over it. Trying out this mash this weekend!

The Glossy Life

Taylor said...

this looks delicious! i need a food processor so badly!


Jillian Manesh said...

mmm this sounds amazing! i love cauliflower but h hates it.. i think he might be persuaded if i threw in a lot of garlic AND it would be a great opportunity for me to use my food processer! xo

birdie to be said...

I keep hearing about cauliflower mash! I seriously need to try it!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Thanks for sharing! I'll have to give this recipe a whirl since mashed potatoes are out for my hubs who doesn't eat carbs.

always, koru kate

Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said...

Oh my gosh - this looks so delicious! I think I'll have to make this for my boyfriend this weekend. Any way I can sneak in some veggies without him seeing green all over his plate is wonderful. He thinks if there is too much green he is a rabbit. lol

marissa bognanno said...

i love cauliflower and different kinds of mash! :) this looks delish!

Morgan | xoxo, me said...

I've been thinking about doing the Whole 30/moving over to a more Paleo diet, so I love seeing recipes like this! This actually looks delicious. I'll definitely have to give it a try!

Alexa said...

Ooh looks like a good recipe! :)

Lindsay Kauffman said...

I have got to try this! I'm always craving mashed potatoes and I've heard that cauliflower is a good substitute. Thanks for the recipe!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

This is one of my favorite ways to make cauliflower! I think it's a seriously underused vegetable in general, even though I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing Ashley :) xoxo

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