It looks like mashed potatoes, but it’s mashed cauliflower (photo © Chef Wave).
 A beautiful head of cauliflower. Don’t throw away the stalk: cut, cook and mash it with the rest (photo © Jennifer Schmidt | Unsplash).
 You can use colored cauliflower, of course (photo © Sid Wainer & Son | Facebook).
 For more garlic flavor, use minced fresh garlic instead of garlic powder (photo © Tijana Drndaski | Unsplash).
You just can’t eat too many brassicas. The plant family of cruciferous vegetables, Brassica, contains nutritional powerhouses that are packed with potent, cancer-fighting phytonutrients (antioxidants). Members include arugula, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, horseradish/wasabi, kale, kohlrabi, mizuna, mustard greens, radish, rapeseed/canola, rapini, rutabaga, tatsoi, turnips, and watercress, among others.
It’s easy to eat a cup or more daily of veggies like broccoli and cauliflower, especially if you snack on the raw florets with a yogurt dip.
Thanks to My Chef Wave for the recipe. Here are two related recipes from The Nibble archives:
Add Cauliflower To Mashed Potatoes (With Fried Tarragon)
Quick Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
There are more cauliflower recipes below.
February 17th is National Cabbage Day.
RECIPE: MASHED CAULIFLOWER & GARLIC
The chef used the Intermix immersion hand blender to make whisking the potatoes a cinch.
2 cups fresh or frozen cauliflower
1 tablespoon canola oil (we substituted butter)
2 tablespoon chopped onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder or substitute*
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup dairy, almond or oat milk
Garnish: butter, fresh dill or/and parsley
1. STEAM fresh cauliflower until tender but crisp. If using frozen cauliflower, prepare according to package directions.
2. HEAT the oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add onion and garlic, stirring often until the onion is softened.
3. ADD the flour, whisking constantly, about 1 minute. Gradually add the milk, pepper, and parsley. Whisk until thick and smooth. Remove from heat and pour over cauliflower.
4. GARNISH with a pat of butter and parsley sprinkled on top. (Tip: because there was parsley in the potatoes, we used dill for the garnish.)
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*For more intense garlic flavor, substitute an equal amount of freshly minced garlic. Or, use one medium-sized fresh garlic clove for every 1/8 teaspoon needed. You can also use an equal amount of granulated garlic.