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They did the Mash

So many people have been asking me for my mashed cauliflower recipe, and I realized– Oops, I never posted it!  Time to remedy this.

Monster Mashed Cauliflower

(version 1… scroll down for version 2!)

  • 1 head cauliflower (or one bag frozen cauliflower)
  • 1/2 veggie boullion cube
  • up to 1 tsp salt, and pepper to taste (I don’t use much pepper)
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • Dash of chopped parsley
  • 1 clove of minced garlic (I use one tsp of the jarred garlic)

Cook the cauliflower until it is fork-tender. Drain well. Place everything in the food processor or blender (crush boullion cube first), and blend on high until it’s the consistency of mashed potatoes.  If you want a creamier consistency, add a little water as needed.


Monster-Mashed Cauliflower 2

(version 2: a.k.a. the version for lazy-butts ;))


  • Boiled or steamed cauliflower (about 300 grams when raw)
  • 2 teaspoon melted vegan butter (such as Smart Balance Light)
  • Salt to taste (I use over ¼ tsp)
  • Mash all the ingredients together with a blender (for a more “whipped” result) or a hand blender or fork.

The mashed cauliflower also makes a terrific sauce—for veggies, for pasta, even for salad greens (yup, I’ve tried it).  For a thinner sauce, you can add a bit of water or non-dairy milk to the mixture.




Published on March 22, 2008

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  1. Romina says

    Mmm. This sounds so good!! I’m so happy you posted it, when I last made mashed cauliflower I noticed you didn’t have a recipe for it. The bouillon and dijon will add so much flavor! Thank you!

  2. aTxVegn says

    Have you asked Henry where your camera cord is? He looked a little mishchievous in the last picture you took of him.

    I love mashed cauliflower and I can’t wait to make it with the purple variety – beautiful!

  3. jenna says

    Perhaps misplacing your camera cord is in the air!!!!! So funny I went through the same thing a couple days ago. Its so disheartening not having it around. I became so stir-crazy without it I went out and bought a new one. Hope you find yours soon!!!

  4. asmexyhousewife says

    Oh! Dijon mustard with cauliflower? That sounds like something I can enjoy. 😀

    I hope you find your cord soon!

  5. russ says

    You could always give us an artistic impression of your food using Paint!
    Purple is the best flavour, mmmm purple!

  6. bean_mix says

    mMmmmm haven’t had a good mashed anything in a while. Your post provided good inspiration!
    Hope you find the camera cord soon
    Happy easter!!

  7. Bonnie says

    Oh, purple cauliflower… one day I will try it. Thanks for the recipe! I’ve had mashed cauliflower before, but didn’t like it very much. These ingredients look tasty together, though, so I’ll have to give it a try 🙂

    Good luck finding your camera cord! I lose things like that all the time – very annoying. They always turn up after a while though. Looking forward to your pictures 🙂

  8. Melody Polakow says

    The purple cauliflower pic is lovely… I really think cauliflower is one of the most underrated veggies… it is so versatile.

    I hope you find your cord soon!

  9. Liz² says

    ooh, I never thought to use a food processor for cauliflower-mash (I always used a fork, silly me!).

    I hope you find your cord soon! 🙁

  10. Jennifer says

    I love this recipe, Brett loves this recipe! Thank you so much (and thank you again Lizzy for sending me the recipe). Your mashed cauliflower is delish!

    I hope you find your cord.

  11. Simple and Divine says

    THE PURPLE OF THAT CAULIFLOWER! It’s So stunning! Isn’t mother nature just incredible sometimes! I saw PURPLE ASPARAGUS yesterday at WF and I almost fell over they were SO pretty 🙂 I added you to my blogroll and am So happy you are enjoying my little baby blog 🙂

    Have a wonderful saturday!

  12. Sam says

    I’m always losing things, which is why I’m amazed my little memory card for my camera hasn’t been lost before! Hope you find it soon, you always have such good looking foods!

  13. Bianca says

    You know, I’ve been having camera issues too! My battery compartment broke, and I took my camera to my parents house so my dad could fix it. He said it’d take a while, so loaned me his to take back home (I live an hour away). And all last night, I tried and tried to download pix but it wouldn’t work from his. I finally found a way…but I was about to post a “my camera is having issues” post instead! Good luck finding the cord!

  14. stonielove says

    mmm that sounds yummy! i recently realized that cauliflower is such a nice vegetable. it’s not too cheap, though!

  15. jenna says

    yay!!!! I got Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World in my Easter basket!!! Now I can be a cupcake queen like you! Happy Easter! 🙂

  16. Jenny says

    I have a hunch that this is the extreme close up photo.. crossing my fingers that my awful vision is not impairing my judgement!

    Love ya pookie bear! xo

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