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.

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  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.