Monday, November 14, 2016

80--- Feta and Chive Mashed Cauliflower

Using cauliflower as a substitute for potatoes is not a new concept.  Cauliflower is more nutrient (vitamin, mineral, and fiber) dense and has fewer carbohydrates and calories.  And the result when mashed is quite similar to it's starchy counterpart. 

If you're trying to make some healthy substitutions to your Thanksgiving dinner, this is a great place to start!

Feta and Chive Mashed Cauliflower
Serves 6

1 large head cauliflower, stemmed and chopped
1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped
Dash pepper, if desired

Place the chopped cauliflower into a steamer over boiling water or broth and steam until soft, ~ 25 minutes.

In a large food processor, combine yogurt and feta cheese and mix until whipped.  Add cooked cauliflower, salt, and pepper and mix until a smooth puree is formed.  

Transfer puree mixture into a bowl, and fold in fresh chives.  Serve immediately, sprinkled with crumbled feta cheese if desired.

Nutrition Info per 1/2 cup: 82 calories, 4 g fat, 6 g protein, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 209 mg sodium

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