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Recipe: Cauliflower mashed 'potatoes'

Updated: 01-30-2009

Ingredients

Serves: 4

1 head cauliflower
1 clove garlic
1 leek, white only, split in 4 pieces
1 tablespoon soft-tub margarine, nonhydrogenated
Pepper to taste

Directions

Break cauliflower into small pieces. In a good-sized saucepan, steam cauliflower, garlic and leeks in water until completely tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. While cauliflower is hot, puree until the vegetables resemble mashed potatoes. (Use a food processor, of if you prefer a smoother texture, use a blender. Process only a small portion at a time, holding the blender lid on firmly with a tea towel.) Add a little hot water if vegetables seem dry. Stir in margarine and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 67
  • Total carbohydrate: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 3 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 75 mg
  • Total fat: 3 g
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