If you are a fan of mashed potatoes, you are going to love this Three Ingredient Cauliflower Purée recipe! Buttery, light and has the taste and texture of mashed potatoes without all the carbs. I offer a Paleo and Whole 30 option!
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Let’s Talk Three Ingredient Cauliflower Purée:
Cauliflower is high in fiber, Vitamin C, folate and contains many phtyochemicals common in plants that are members the cabbage family. Cauliflower is also high in sulforaphane, a nutrient known to have anti-cancer benefits. All this and almost no carbs so you can indulge even if you’re on a restricted food plan!
What are the three ingredients?
Cauliflower, butter (or clarified butter or ghee for my Whole 30 friends) and sea salt! If you wish, you can freshly ground pepper and garnish with parsley.
I frequently use cauliflower purée as a side dish because it goes well with just about any protein main course as well as salads. My latest obsession is making a maple version topped with roasted lemon chicken breasts! It makes the perfect mash potato substitute, and is pretty enough to make even for the holidays!
The Recipe: Three Ingredient Cauliflower Purée
What you will need: you will need a veggie steamer, a food processor or potato masher .
A simple delicious puréed cauliflower. Paleo with a Whole 30 option!
- 6 cups cauliflower, leaves and core removed, cut into small florets
- 1/2 stick, 1/4 cup butter or ghee, room temp
- Sea salt and/or freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Parsley for garnish if desired
Place two inches of water in vegetable steamer. Place cauliflower in steamer.
Turn flame to high heat
Steam cauliflower till a fork goes in easily, usually 10-12 minutes
Carefully place cauliflower into food processor, add a generous pinch or two of sea salt, butter, clarified butter or ghee. Process till smooth, scraping down sides of processor if needed. That's it! If using a potato masher place ingredients into a large bowl and mash until smooth.
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I make this all the time but haven’t thought to add chicken stock! It will be on the menu next week.
Thanks for commenting Jessica. Isn’t it the best! The broth just gives it a little more flavor:)
I got 2 huge heads of cauliflower from my Abundant Harvest box, thought I’d try this recipe. Wow! I wouldn’t have thought it would be so easy and so delicious! Thank you!!
Thanks Louise! So glad you loved it. It’s a favorite of mine too!
Delicious and healthy! Such a good option!
I was skeptical of cauliflower being a good replacement for mashed potatoes (a lifelong fan, here) but they really do satisfy that craving! Love the simplicity of your recipe and the clear, easy to follow instructions!
Honestly I don’t even notice the difference anymore.
I love cauliflower “mash” this looks amazing!
I love your spin on pureed cauliflower! Thanks for sharing. <3
This recipe is SO SIMPLE and SO DELICIOUS! I mean…all that butter? How can it be anything but fabulous?
Lol…you noticed the butter?
Thanks i will make it tomorrow with salmon on the side. Wish me luck.