Cauliflower Purée

This stuff is so good.. it’s so silky and creamy, I don’t even miss mashed potatoes. I have tried mashed cauliflower and it doesn’t even come close to this cauliflower purée. I think I could eat this whole recipe on my own, all at once. And I could.. because a large head of cauliflower is only 200 calories with tons of potassium, protein, fiber, and vitamin C.

Cauliflower Puree - Kate's Better Bite

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Anyway, back to the cauliflower purée, you have to try it! I’m sure I’ve said this before but I don’t even like raw or roasted cauliflower and I love this purée – it’s delicious!

I use a blender for this cauliflower purée. I recommend a blender over a food processor to make sure the purée turns out silky smooth. I don’t think the results would be the same with a food processor, so only try at your own risk.

Also, the butter in this recipe is not optional – do not skip the butter! Cauliflower is pretty flavorless so everything you add (or do not add) will significantly alter the taste. If you do not like garlic, don’t add a lot but I recommend at least 1 clove for a light flavor boost.

Cauliflower Purée
 
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This cauliflower puree is silky smooth and creamy! It tastes like a treat but it's healthy!
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Recipe type: Side dish
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower (medium or large)
  • 4 small or medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1.5 Tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth, low sodium
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Dill or parsley, chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Wash and chop cauliflower (remove most of the stalks) and put in a large pot.
  2. Fill pot with 3 cups broth and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 7-10 minutes or until you can easily put a fork through the cauliflower.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook until it’s fragrant. Make sure the garlic doesn’t burn. Transfer the garlic and butter to a blender.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cauliflower to the blender. Add 3 Tbsp of the cooking liquid, salt, and pepper to the blender. Blend for a minute until the puree is very smooth; pause blending to scrape down sides a couple of times.
  5. Mix in fresh herbs (optional step).
Notes
If need to store for a few days, store in a tight container. Cauliflower and liquid may separate a bit so you will need to mix the puree.

 

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2 Responses to Cauliflower Purée

  1. Never tried a cauliflower puree before. And your recipe looks like the way to go!:) Thank you for sharing this Kate, loved the combination with garlic!
    Merry Christmas from Athens!
    Panos and Mirella

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