Whipped cauliflower is a revelation

Whipped Cauliflower With Garlic

Whipped cauliflower with garlic, February 2013

For an alternative to potatoes and a great way to meet your vegetable quota, whipped cauliflower with garlic is surprisingly mild-flavored and appealing. Even if you don’t like raw cauliflower, you might discover you love it this way. Not only does it taste good, it has wonderful texture and is beautifully white.

I’ve tried this recipe with regular white cauliflower as well as the specialty orange and green varieties. I thought it tasted and looked best using plain white.

The recipe is dairy-free made with olive oil, or use butter, if tolerated.

Whipped Cauliflower With Garlic
Recipe type: Side
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Serves: 4
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut/broken into florets
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Chopped chives, parsley or dried herbs to garnish (optional)
  1. Place cauliflower florets and garlic clove in a large pot, and add water to cover. Heat to boiling over medium high to high heat. Then turn heat down for a low boil. Cook 15 to 20 minutes or until cauliflower is soft when pierced with a fork.
  2. Drain water and add oil or butter and salt. Beat well with electric beater or immersion blender until very smooth and well-combined, checking to make sure garlic clove is beaten in.
  3. Serve immediately with garnish of chopped chives, parsley or dried herbs.
Serving size: (4 servings; made with olive oil): Calories: 126; Fat: 13g; Saturated fat: 2g; Carbohydrates: 4g; Sugar: 2g; Sodium: 167mg; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg.


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  3. I’m definitely going to have to give this a try, my husband is not a fan of cauliflower, but I have a big head of it in the fridge right now and I’ve been trying to figure out how to sneak it in somewhere 😉

    Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday. I’ve pinned it 🙂

  4. It’s such a fabulous substitute for potatoes. I serve it to guests all the time, and they’re amazed. Even my Irish mother likes it (and potatoes are downright sacred in my family.)

    • Eileen Beran says:

      Wow, that is really cool and amazing. Eileen! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. I always enjoy the acquaintance of another Eileen. There are not enough of us in this world!

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