The first time I tried cauliflower mash, I fell in love! I used to love mashed potatoes. Love isn’t even the right word, more like live off of them. When I cut out white potatoes long ago (totally personal choice, I have nothing against white potatoes!) I missed having mashed potatoes. It was like letting go of a long time best friend. Then I met cauliflower mash, and all was made right again! It tastes just the same to me!
This is my absolute favorite way to have cauli mash, with basil! It adds SO much flavor! I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! I’m on aloha time right now (aka moving slowwwww) so I’ll keep this short!
- • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
- • 4 cups packed basil
- • 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
- • 2 tbsp ghee (optional)
- • 1 ½ tsp salt
- • ½ tsp pepper
- Place a couple inches of water in a pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, place a steamer insert into the pan and add the cauliflower florets. Cover the pan and allow it to steam until the cauliflower is soft and easily pierced with a fork.
- Drain the water out of the pot and add the cauliflower. Turn the stove back on to medium heat and allow any extra water to evaporate out of the pot. This is the key to a fluffy mash! Add the basil, garlic, ghee (if using) salt and pepper to the pot, and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste. *Another option is to place the cauliflower in your food processor/blender and process/blend until smooth.