I feel like cauliflowers are underrated. But they shouldn’t be! They are so delicious and versatile!
Obviously, if you cover cauliflower in cheese, it’s going to be tasty…
… But there are other awesome ways to eat cauliflower! My personal favorite is to mash up the veggie, just like mashed potatoes.
I first read about this little veggie ‘trick’ in the South Beach Diet book (remember that? Oh man, 2002).
It’s super simple:
Steam a head of cauliflower until soft.
Add some butter (I used Earth Balance), salt, and pepper.
Mash just like you would mash potatoes.
There are fun ways to mix up this basic recipe. You can add the steamed cauliflower to REAL mashed potatoes to lighten them up. You can add softened carrots or parsnips to the mash. You can even mix the mashed cauliflower with an egg and either flour or almond meal, form pancakes, and fry it up like latkes. YUM. That’s my personal favorite. 🙂
What veggie do you believe is highly underrated? How do you prepare it?