Low-Carb Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic & Thyme

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Are you tired of the same old side dishes over and over? Do you want to be able to take a dish to your family dinner that not just you, but everyone, will love?

Look no further. This mash is infused the flavours of roasted garlic and thyme and is a delicious alternative to basic mash. Serve with a healthy drizzle of olive oil on top and you’ll be the hit of the dinner table. Enjoy!

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Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs6.9 grams
Protein5.4 grams
Fat20.4 grams
Calories221 kcal

Calories from carbs 12%, protein 9%, fat 79%

Total carbs10.1 gramsFiber3.2 gramsSugars3.9 gramsSaturated fat12.8 gramsSodium427 mg(19% RDA)Magnesium26 mg(7% RDA)Potassium507 mg(25% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1/2 bulb of garlic (6 cloves)
  • 1 medium cauliflower (600 g/ 1.3 lb)
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese (120 g/ 4.2 oz)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 °C/ 400 °F (fan assisted), or 220 °C/ 425 °F (conventional). Place garlic in a piece of aluminium foil and wrap well. Bake for 30 minutes. Low-Carb Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic & Thyme
  2. While garlic is roasting, cut the cauliflower into florets and place in a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until just soft to a fork. Drain well.
  3. Remove garlic from oven and reduce the temperature to 180 °C/ 355 °F. Low-Carb Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic & Thyme
  4. Spread the drained cauliflower over a lined over tray in a single layer and place in the oven for 15 minutes.
    This changes the flavour slightly but also removes a lot of the moisture, giving a creamier mash.
  5. Once done, place the cauliflower into a food processor, squeeze the roasted garlic out of its skin into the processor and then add the butter, cream cheese and thyme. Blitz until it is creamy and silky.
    Low-Carb Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic & Thyme
  6. Serve in a big bowl with olive oil drizzled on top and some thyme to garnish.
    Low-Carb Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic & Thyme
  7. Store in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days.
    Low-Carb Cauliflower Mash with Roasted Garlic & Thyme

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Garlic, fresh
1.4 g0.3 g0 g7 kcal
Cauliflower, fresh
4.5 g2.9 g0.4 g38 kcal
Thyme, fresh
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g11.5 g102 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
1 g2.1 g8.4 g74 kcal
Total per serving
6.9 g5.4 g20.4 g221 kcal
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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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