Super Ultra Easy and Guiltless Vegan Mashed Cauliflower with Chives and Scallions

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It doesn’t get a whole lot easier than this.  Guiltless mashed “potatoes” –made from cauliflower.  I have posted many variations on this theme.  This is only the latest.  You can really add anything to these that you might add to a mashed potato.  I have been regrowing scallions from the white rooted ends of scallions I bought & used.    All you do is put the ends in some water as instructed HERE & in about a week – once they get going – transplant them in some dirt.   Brilliant!  Anyway – I have lots of homegrown scallions now & wanted to use some – hence this recipe.

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Super Ultra Easy and Guiltless Vegan Mashed Cauliflower with Chives and Scallions

INGREDIENTS

1 head cauliflower cut up into large florets

1/4 cup chopped scallions and/or chives

1 TBS vegan (or other) butter

Homemade (or other) almond milk to taste (I used none)

Salt & pepper to taste (use a lotta salt)

Extra chives and/or scallions as garnish

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DIRECTIONS

Boil the cauliflower about 10-12 minutes or until soft.  Drain & return to the pan.  Mash with salt, herbs & butter.  I used an immersion blender.  A potato masher or a food processor would both work, too.  I added no almond milk because I like these guys on the thicker side but you can add as much as you need to get the texture you prefer.  Season with S&P & garnish with more chopped herbs!

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Easy Cilantro Scallion Lime Cauliflower Rice

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Another easy one!  You could use two cups of real cooked rice, if you prefer, but this cauliflower version is guiltless & who needs guilt?  And by guilt – I mean a fat ass.  So – why not try it at least once?

Easy Cilantro Scallion Lime Cauliflower Rice

INGREDIENTS

1/2 head of raw cauliflower (about 2 cups once “riced”)

1 cup cilantro

4 scallions (green parts only – put the white bottoms in a glass in some water & let them regrow!)

3 garlic cloves

1/4 cup olive oil

juice of two limes

1 tsp salt

water

S&P

Lime wedges & cilantro as garnish

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DIRECTIONS

Grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater – or far more easily – with the grater blade in a food processor.

Puree the remaining ingredients.

In a large pan – add the puree & the cauliflower & heat over med-high heat until the cauliflower is tender.  A few TBS of water might speed that along.  Season with S&P.

Serve with lime wedges & cilantro.  Or with my Vegan Ground Beef Taco Bowl with Cilantro Scallion Lime Cauliflower Rice and Easy Fresh Salsa!

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