cauliflower whippers

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in vegetables | 0 comments

Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous family – a close relative of broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, to name a few.  I didn’t know this until recently, but the cruciferous family got its name because of the cross shaped flowers it produces.  Another good reason to know your latin root words, I will have to remind my daughter as she is memorizing hers each week.

Cauliflower has amazing cancer fighting benefits along with being an excellent choice for those on a low-glycemic diet, as one cup has only 25 calories!  I found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Elana’s Pantry.  In my family, we substitute these whippers for mashed potatoes in some of our favorite dishes – namely a family recipe from my Scottish relatives called mince.

Cauliflower Whippers

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons butter or Earth’s Best Natural Buttery Spread
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • optional – top with chives or parsley
  1. Steam florets and garlic for 18-20 minutes or until very soft.
  2. In a food processor, combine cauliflower, buttery spread, garlic and salt.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Top with chives or parsley, or mix in garlic.
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