This cauliflower mash recipe has yielded the funniest photo shoot I have experienced to date by far. The kids and I had a weekend away at my parents shack to get some beach time in before heading back to winter in the States (brrrr), and as they were completely buggered from a day of building sandcastles, I decided to try out a few new recipes. This delicious Creamy Whipped Feta and Cauliflower Mash recipe being one of them.
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Well, I set up my tables for the photos, got the kids involved by having them hold a few props, and then had to rush off to answer a phone call. When I returned I found my two year old sitting naked (why?) on top of the table, half of the food gone, and a huge spoonful of mashed cauliflower heading straight for his dirty wee face. It was a mess, but all I could do was laugh, which he and his sister thought was hilarious, and a fit of giggles by all involved ensued. At least he enjoyed it right? (and even more important, at least I had already taken my photos, or tears would have replaced the laughter 😛 )
It was funny at the time. Naked babies aside, this dish is just perfect for your Holiday table. It replaces those trusty old mashed potatoes with something a little bit fancy, and all that added whipped feta and chives really make them just delightful! Personally I would serve up mashed potatoes as well as I am all about the sides during the Holidays, but thats me 🙄
They are also just delicious served up during the week for something just a little bit different! If you do try out this whipped cauliflower mash recipe, be sure to pop back and let me know how you went, I always love to hear from you.
Need more side dishes? Check these out:
- Slow Cooker Garlicky Herbed Cauliflower Mash
- Maple Roasted Small Potatoes
- Pillowy Potato Biscuits using Leftover Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Whipped Feta and Mashed Cauliflower Mash recipe is a great lighter alternative to mashed potatoes for your dinner table. The whipped feta and chives make it that little bit fancy, ensuring your guests will be delighted.
- 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup Danish feta, crumbled
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- milk to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
Place the cauliflower in a steamer over boiling water and steam until tender, about 10 minutes
Pop the steamed cauliflower into a large bowl with the butter, greek yogurt and feta and blitz with a handheld blender until creamy. Alternatively pop into the food processor and process until smooth, or use a handheld masher (although the results won't be as smooth)
Add in the green onions, chives and parsley and mix well to combine
Salt and pepper to taste. If a creamier result is needed, then add in some milk until you reach the desired consistency. Serve and enjoy