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Cauliflower Mash with Miso and Sage

Mashed cauliflower is a delicious, low-starch alternative to mashed potatoes. Here, we’ve flavored it with tangy miso and fresh sage, but you could also season the mash with olive oil and your favorite herbs.



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2 tsp. vegetable oil
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⅔ cup chopped onion
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5 cups chopped cauliflower florets (1 lb.)
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1 medium carrot, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
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2 Tbs. white miso
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⅛ tsp. ground sage


1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned.

2. Add cauliflower, carrot, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 10 to 12 minutes, or until vegetables are very tender. Add 2 to 3 Tbs. water if pot becomes too dry before vegetables are cooked.

3. Drain off any liquid. Pour cauliflower mixture into food processor, add miso and sage, and purée 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
3 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
14 g
0 mg
322 mg
5 g
6 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Don't buy the miso. You don't want that around if you're leaving.

This was a little too sweet for my tastes. I didn't have sage, not sure if that made a big difference.