Mashed vegetables are easy to make and great when trying to get your kids used to a veggie they wouldn’t eat if they saw it… Well, cauliflower is definitely one of them. I won’t tell names but I even know adults who say they don’t like it and loved my mashed version
Most of the time, problem with broccoli and cauliflower is not the taste but rather their specific texture causing people to dislike them. Trying a mashed version is a good way to figure out the origin of the aversion for a vegetable. So let’s play a trick on cauliflower’s haters and start cauliflower rehab with this mashed cauliflower and spices recipe!
Mashed cauliflower with spices recipe
Preparation time: 5 minutes – Cooking time : 15 minutes
Ingredients (for 4 servings)
4 big potatoes
1/4 cup of milk
1 tablespoon of butter
1/2 teaspoon of ground cilantro seeds
1/2 teaspoon of four spices mix (2 mesures of cinnamon, 1 of ground clove, 1 of ground ginger, 1 of grated nutmeg)
1/4 teaspoon of curry
Salt and pepper
1/ Wash and peel potatoes. Cut them into thick slices so they get done faster.
2/ Wash and dry cauliflower with a clean cloth. Cut leaves and stem and discard them. Cut florets and hard core.
3/ Put potatoes and cauliflower in a large saucepan. Cover with water and add salt. Get to a gentle boil and leave for 15 minutes or until potatoes and cauliflower are tender.Boiling water for vegetables should always be very salty.
4/ Drain potatoes and cauliflower, put them back on the saucepan and add milk. Puree with an immersion blender.
5/ Add spices, salt, pepper and butter. Stir well and taste, then adjust seasoning if needed.
Serve mashed cauliflower as a side dish with fish, meat or falafel.