This Vegan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is an easy way to lighten up a heavy meal, serve a great side dish, or even a delicious dip. It is creamy, flavorful, and delicious.
Cauliflower is something I started to appreciate only in the last few years. I wrote about it earlier; it was one of the very first recipes on The Green Creator. But when I started to steam all my veggies, I fell even more in love with cauliflower. And by in love, I mean I can eat one head of cauliflower all by myself.
Cauliflower is a very versatile veggie. I experimented with many recipes, such as cauliflower rice, grilled cauliflower, cauliflower soup, and this creamy cauliflower mashed puree.
As much as I love mashed potatoes this version of mashed cauliflower has become another favorite mash recipe. The comforting taste of homemade warm mashed cauliflower is something I can look forward to. So whether you are a fan of traditional mashed potatoes or cauliflower, this recipe is for you.
Cauliflower puree is an easy way to lighten up a heavy meal, a great side dish, or even a delicious dip. It is creamy, flavorful, and delicious. This cauliflower puree is light and fluffy, and it’s a great way to get extra veggies in at mealtime.
If you are willing to use roasted garlic (which will make this puree out of this world!) you can usually find roasted garlic cloves available at your local grocery store or you can roast your own, using this method. Feel free to use raw garlic, but the taste will be much stronger. Garlic powder may work fine as well.
Vegan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
- Category: dip, puree, side dish
- Cuisine: vegan, plantbased, vegetarian, healthy, starch-free
This Vegan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is an easy way to lighten up a heavy meal, serve a great side dish or even a delicious dip. It is creamy, flavorful, and absolutely delicious.
- 1 medium sized head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
- 3–4 large (roasted) garlic cloves (I like more garlic)
- 2 tablespoons of spring onions (2 little stalks)
- 1 teaspoon minced rosemary (optional)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
- 3 to 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Celtic sea salt and pepper to taste
- Fill a large saucepan with water and place a steamer basket. Bring the water to a boil, and add the cauliflower florets.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cover, allowing the cauliflower to steam for about 8 minutes, or until tender.
- Drain the steamed cauliflower, then transfer to a food processor or blender.
- Add the roasted garlic cloves, rosemary, almond milk, nutritional yeast, oil, salt and pepper, and process until smooth or to your desired texture. Pulse until combined.
- Serve and top with spring onions and nutritional yeast.
- Serving Size: 2