My mom was a bit over zelious one day at the Farmers Market and purchased a large head of cauliflower. Being alone, I couldn’t imagine what she needed the big head for but being in the generation that she is “big is better”. After we got home I asked Mimi (what we call my mom) about the cauliflower and she told me someone from her pool group gave a recipe out for mashed cauliflower. Mimi told me I could “fix” the recipe so she could share it with her friends. So here is the improved recipe that I came up with. So if you find yourself purchasing a very large head of cauliflower at the Farmers Market, try this out – it is delicious! Enjoy!!!! For comments/questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets, (about 1 head)
4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk
2 teaspoon butter
1/4 tsp of sea salt & ground pepper
Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor or Magic Bullet. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons melted butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve hot. You can sprinkle some fresh grated Parmesan cheese on top or you can experiment with some chopped fresh herbs like basil, parsley or even lemon basil.