Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Cauliflower Mash

One of the hardest things about eating a low-carb diet is wondering what to have with your enormous hunk of meat each evening. It seems like Irish people are particularly fond of putting some form of carb-laden food with every meal- be it rice, potatoes or pasta. I am definitely guilty of this habit.

In order to make the transition a little easier, there are a couple of quick and easy tricks you can use- and in this respect cauliflower is your new best friend. There are about 5g of carbs per 100g of cauliflower and 2g of that is dietary fibre.

Cauliflower Mash goes with loads of meals, soaks up gravy beautifully, and is so, so simple to make.


1 Head of Cauliflower
2 Tablespoons of Cream Cheese or Real Butter
A Good Dollop of Double Cream
Salt & Pepper to Taste


1. Break up the head of cauliflower into small florets and steam until soft. Use a potato masher to crush the cauliflower then drain off any excess water. Expressing the water will make your finished mash much creamier.

2. Chuck it into your food processor along with the cream cheese/ butter and double cream.

3. Add a pinch of salt and dash of black pepper- I like a LOT of pepper.

4. Whizz it up until it becomes a soft, mushy mess.

5 Serve!

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