Whenever I encounter a vegetable that I don’t love, I become determined to find a way to love it! Cauliflower has been one of those for me. Whether steamed, roasted, mixed with other veggies, mashed on it’s own, as cauliflower rice….it’s just blaah to me. I came across a few recipes that involved mashing cauliflower and sweet potato together. My love of sweet potatoes (and any mashed potato) encouraged me to give it a try. Here’s what I came up with…Greek yogurt is my secret ingredient that pulls this together while keeping things healthy…
Marrying these two veggies creates a powerhouse of great nutrients! Cauliflower is said to be anti-inflammatory, a good source of fiber for digestive health and is full of antioxidents, vitamins C and K and folate. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A (over 400% of your daily need), fiber and potassium. Together, they create a tasty, filling and nutrient rich dish.
What You Need:
- 2 medium/large sweet potatoes
- 1 small head cauliflower
- 1/4 cup fat-free, plain Greek yogurt
- 1/8 cup skim milk
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 t salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
What You Do:
1) Peel the potatoes and chop into 1-2 inch cubes. Break the cauliflower head into florets and wash.
2) Put sweet potatoes and cauliflower in a steam basket and steam over water for 10 about ten minutes, or until both are easily pierced with a fork.
3) Dump the potatoes and cauliflower in a bowl. Add the garlic, salt, pepper and about half of the milk. Start mixing with an electric hand mixer. Start to add the Greek yogurt. The yogurt creates the fluffiness and creamy texture of a good mash.
Once all of the Greek yogurt is mixed in, decide if you like the texture. If it’s become too fluffy or creamy you can add some more milk.
Also, taste test and add more salt or pepper as you like!
This probably makes about 6 servings to enjoy as a side dish. The Greek yogurt creates a great mash texture and adds a nice flavor that makes it seem you’re eating something richer than you are!