Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cauliflower Carrot Herb Mash



I love cauliflower and I happen to have some left and planned to make another recipe but after reading the directions it was suppose to be fried.We have a fryer at home in NY,and I wasn't in the mood to experiment  how it would come out baked. I went into my saved recipes and saw this from multiply delicious.



Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower, washed, and cut into florets
3 to 4 small to medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped (used a yellow onion)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced ( didn't use)
2 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper to taste ( didn't use)

Directions:

In a large pot place a steamer basket 

Place the peeled carrots and the washed cauliflower in the basket and cook over medium- high heat for about 10-12 minutes or until the cauliflower and carrots are folk tender.

In a medium size skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Place the onion, garlic and herbs and saute the onion until it is translucent. 

Remove the cauliflower and carrots from the steamer basket  and add to a food processor. Add the onion and garlic and herbs from the skillet to the food processor .

Pulse all the ingredients in the food processor until smooth. 

Garnish with fresh thyme or fresh rosemary and serve.

P.S. Since Gabe wouldn't eat this I had leftovers. Recipe coming soon- my idea on how to use the mash in a creative way!

Featured on 2/22/2015 Happiness Is Homemade

50 comments:

  1. I'm not sure if I could get Bob to eat this...he has this "thing" about mashed stuff....although he ate mashed potatoes with horseradish, cheddar and chives in them the other night......I did have chunked up potatoes held out in case he balked.

    Love the photo, Linda....that's such a pretty bowl.

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    1. Carol- I had that set over 30 years and never used them till we got down here. You know me- i wasn't going to buy another set of dishes and now they are finally getting used.

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  2. These look so much like mashed sweet potatoes. I bet if you gave them to someone who likes mashed sweet potatoes, they would eat them and would say these are good. I am not a big fan of cooked or mashed veggies, but this recipe will get passed on. Looking forward to the way you are using the leftovers.

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    1. I know they look like sweet potatoes and the next recipe I'm putting up had sweet potato in the ingredients and I subbed this.

      It was a good choice.

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  3. This looks & sounds really good. I love cauliflower

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  4. I certainly would love this but Mr. Fuss Pot that I live with would definitely turn up his nose. Mashed potatoes are pretty much his limit!

    As you said, Linda, more for me! :-) Thanks.

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    1. LOL Angela- Think Gabe ate it? NOT!

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  5. Well this is another great recipe to take place of the Mashed Potatoes I can't have. Can't wait to try this. Hugs and happy eating.

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    1. Dottie you are gonna love this!

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  6. This is a great recipe! I’d love it if you would share it on my new corn-free link party. http://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/corn-free-everyday-feb-15-2015/

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  7. Yum.... I LOVE cauliflower and this combo sounds ace... lovin it!

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    1. This is such a versatile recipe- so many things you can make with it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  8. Oh wow...what a healthy recipe! I totally need to try this!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. Wait till you see what else I did with this! This is now one of my favorites!

      Hope you enjoy it also.

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  9. I love finding new healthy recipes to try. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - We hope to see you again next week.
    -Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. I have quite a few really healthy ones, hope you spend some time and look around.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      See you next week,

      Linda

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  10. Always looking for a new and different recipe......your cauliflower carrot herb mash sound amazing, I can't wait to try it.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  11. This looks so good. Pinned and sharing on my FB page. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Broad.

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    1. Thanks Brandi for the pin, I really appreciate it!

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  12. Wow, That's one I've never heard of, but it sounds and looks really good. I'm going to have to try this one. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend.

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    1. What till you see what I came up with using this! Recipe coming soon and hope you come back and visit.

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  13. Looks Delicious! Linda, Visiting from See Ya in the Gumbo and pinning. Can't wait to try your veggie mash. Have a great evening!

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    1. Hi Denise- Thank you so much for coming over to visit and leaving a comment! Appreciate it.

      This is SO good and I made something else with this combination which is fantastic. I'll add it to the blog this week and I'll bring it to Michelle's Party.

      I enjoyed visiting your blog and found a few recipes I want to try.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  14. Love this delicious veggie combination, especially with the fresh herbs! We often mash veggies together over here in the UK - neeps and tatties (swede & potatoes) is a popular combo a is butternut squash and sweet potato - but I've never combined carrots and cauliflower. Great idea! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. Hi April- when you mentioned "neeps" and "swede" I didn't have a CLUE what it was. I did my usual google search and I saw a swede is eaten with Haggis, which I had and enjoyed.

      So was my search correct that a swede is a turnip? I found this article-http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2010/jan/25/neeps-swede-or-turnip

      Thank you for hosting the party and see you again soon!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  15. How delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  16. This looks incredible! I'm licking my lips right now. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn't be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks Kim for the pin and Tweet!

      See you next week.

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  17. This looks like a nice alternative to mash potatoes. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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    1. it was and hope you enjoy it also.

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  19. This looks great. I bet the kids would love it, too. Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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    1. I always use organic carrots- they are so sweet

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  20. Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables and I'm always looking for new ways to use it. This is definitely something new--have never seen anything like it. Can't wait to see what you've done with the leftovers.

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    1. Thanks Michelle - see you sunday

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  21. Sounds so delicious! A great side dish for everyday or a special occasion. I can't wait to try this! Pinned. Thank you for sharing with Idea Box Link Party. Hope to see you back next week!

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  22. I found you on the Idea Box Link Party. I love the cauliflower and carrot combination. Sounds healthy and delicious. I am always looking for new side dishes. Great recipe!

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    1. It one of my favorites and so easy to make!

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  23. This looks delicious! And so simple. Thank you for sharing on my monthly link up!

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    1. This is so popular! When I make it everyone wants the recipe.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  24. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party.

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  25. How yummy and delicious is that!! Thank you sharing at #healthylivinglinkparty. Hope to see you again next week!

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