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Paleo Recipe for Mashed Cauliflower

If you're missing mashed potatoes on your Paleo diet, try Mashed Cauliflower instead. You can use fresh cauliflower for this recipe, but frozen cauliflower packs the same nutritional punch and reaches a creamy texture faster and easier than fresh.

[Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/Ockra]
Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/Ockra

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2–4 servings

2 garlic cloves

One 16-ounce bag frozen cauliflower florets

1-1/2 tablespoons coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut milk

2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

  1. Peel the garlic and cook along with the cauliflower, following the package directions, until the cauliflower is very soft but not waterlogged.

  2. In a microwave-safe bowl or small saucepan, heat the coconut oil, coconut milk, thyme, salt, and pepper about 1 minute.

  3. Meanwhile, purée the cauliflower in a food processor, scraping down the sides. Add the coconut milk and process about 10 seconds. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Per serving: Calories 289 (From Fat 227); Fat 25g (Saturated 22g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 356mg; Carbohydrate 16g; Dietary Fiber 7g; Protein 6g.

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