Mashed Cauliflower

By Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM

  • This is a great option for those trying to cut back on calories without sacrificing flavor, as cauliflower is four times less caloric dense than potatoes.
  • For those avoiding oils and concentrated fats, the garlic can be sautéed using a tablespoon of water or vegetable broth and cooked until the liquid evaporates.



  1. Wash cauliflower, cut florets into even pieces, and steam until very tender (about 20 minutes).
  2. In the meantime, sauté the garlic in the vegan butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat until slightly browned.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower to a large food processor and process until puréed. Add the garlic butter, the Brazil nuts, the soy milk, and salt, and process until well combined.
  4. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 1 cup
Amount per serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7 9
Saturated Fat 1.5 8
Cholesterol 0 0
Sodium 360 16
Total Carbohydrate 12 4
Dietary Fiber 5 18
Total Sugars 4
Incl. 0 Added Sugars 0
Protein 6
Vitamin D 0 0
Calcium 64 4
Iron 2 10
Potassium 703 15
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet, 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.