Garlic and Goat Cheese Mashed Cauliflower

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Growing up and for most of my adult life, I was never very fond of cauliflower. The only way I would enjoy it was to buy the frozen box of cauliflower that was smothered in cheddar cheese. Gasp!  Now that I am more aware of the effects of what I am putting into my body, I have a new-found love of cauliflower. Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C and K as well as a good source of fiber.

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This recipe is so delicious and such a great alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. The goat cheese can easily be left out and in fact I added it in at the last-minute because I’m a fan of cheese! You won’t miss it a bit if you make it vegan friendly.

Cut up the cauliflower and place in a steamer basket. You want to make sure that the cauliflower is tender so check it at about 8 minutes. I steamed it in two batches.

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I love my 3 cup food processor. It’s so small and compact that it has a permanent place on my kitchen counter without cluttering it up.  I pulsed the cauliflower in batches and transferred it to a bowl. I like it to be very smooth.

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Then add salt and pepper to taste, roasted garlic (or garlic powder), olive oil, goat cheese (of leave it out) and fresh chives.

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It’s that easy and so delicious! It’s best to eat it while it’s hot but it can be reheated. A large cauliflower head makes about 4 cups.

Garlic and Goat Cheese Mashed Cauliflower

1 Large Head of Cauliflower
1-2 Roasted Garlic Cloves or Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste (I use pink Himalayan salt)
Fresh Chives

Wash and cut cauliflower into florets. Steam in a steam basket until tender. Blend cauliflower in a food processor. If you have a large food processor you can add the rest of the ingredients at this time. If you have a smaller food processor and are mashing in batches then transfer to a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add garlic, olive oil and goat cheese. Blend in fresh chives. Serve warm. Approximately 4 servings.

Blessings,
Karine Signature

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