Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Brooke Cooks - Mashed Cauliflower

J and I need to eat more veggies.  I grabbed this head of cauliflower when we went grocery shopping Saturday.  I LOVE broccoli, but I despise cauliflower.  I feel like I should love it - it looks just like broccoli, but white.

So I brought the cauliflower home, shoved it in the fridge, and debated about what to do with it.  I had mashed cauliflower at a restaurant once, and loved it, so that was the only thing I could think to do with it.  So I boiled it, mashed it up, added some yummy things, and gave it a try.  The verdict?  YUM!  I officially love cauliflower!  J tried it and had not just seconds but thirds!  (normally he hates both vegetables and my cooking).

It looks like polenta or cream of wheat.  Not very appealing, eh?

Mashed Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower
1/2 cup ricotta
1/2 cup light mozzarella cheese
1 CHOBANI plain nonfat Greek yogurt
pinch or two salt

Boil the cauliflower to obliteration.  Drain it, toss it back in the pan (or a mixer), and add the ricotta, mozzarella, and yogurt.  Using a handheld mixer (or in a stand mixer), beat everything together for a few minutes.  Add salt to taste.  How easy is that?

Butter is optional - J liked it better with butter.  He also suggested trying it with garlic, which sounds good too.


Skulda said...

*copies recipe for dinner soon* That sounds awesome! I can't wait to try it.

Unknown said...

Thanks Skulda!! Let me know what you think when you try it! :)

Rebecca said...

Ooh this lloks like mush but the ingrdients make it sound great!

Have your tried cauliflower cheese? You make a white cheese sauce (like the one from macaroni cheese) and pour it over pre-boiled cauliflower, then you put more grated cheese on top and put it in the oven for about 15 mins until it is pipng hot and the cheese on top has gone golden!


Unknown said...

hahaha, it totally does look like mush. I have never tried cauliflower cheese but it sounds YUMMY! I'll have to try that next time we buy cauliflower. Thanks! Cheese makes everything taste better :)

Alisa said...

I love cauliflower so I'll definitely have to try this recipe.

myolie said...

will try this recipe this weekend. it looks like baby food to me ^ ^ lol

Unknown said...

Alisa, I wish I was a cauliflower lover too! Let me know what you think :)

Myolie, I agree!! In fact, it probably would be good to feed to a baby, haha. Hope you like it :)

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