Puréed Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

Puréed Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"
 
Ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP cream cheese
  • 3 TBSP parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash cauliflower and cut into flowerets.
  2. Place cauliflower florets on steamer tray in medium pan and add 1 inch of water to pan. Cover and cook over medium high heat about 5-7 minutes, until tender and easily pierced with a fork. If you choose you may also cook the cauliflower in a microwave oven.
  3. In blender or food processor, puree cooked cauliflower with olive oil, cream cheese, shredded parmesan cheese, and garlic. Season with fresh ground black pepper to taste.
Notes
For a less rich version, omit parmesan cheese and add a pinch of sea salt.