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
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 5 cups chopped cauliflower florets (1 lb.)
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 2 Tbs. white miso
  • 1/8 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

  • Calories 86
  • Carbohydrate Content 14 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content 322 mg
  • Sugar Content 6 g