We have been making mashed cauliflower for a while now and I came across this recipe the other day. I thought it would be a great change of pace from the standard fare that we eat. Once I examined the recipe I was even more excited. We often buy the steam bags to broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower from Trader Joes. These are great to have on busy nights because you can have a healthy dose of veggies in 3-4 minutes. This week I am going to try to pull the broccoli out of two bags, combine the remaining carrots and caulifower and steam those. We usually have onion and garlic ready to go so the rest of this should be easy!
Cauliflower Carrot Herb Mash
1 head of cauliflower, washed, and cut into florets
3 to 4 small to medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Place cauliflower and carrots in a steamer basket in a large soup pot, season with salt and pepper, and steam until soft (about 10 to 12 minutes, test with fork).
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in non-stick skillet on medium heat.
Saute onion, garlic, and herbs until onion is translucent. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Place steamed cauliflower and carrots into a food processor. Add the sauteed onion, garlic, herbs, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Process until smooth. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.
Garnish with additional fresh thyme or rosemary and serve.