Spiced Cauliflower and Leek Purée

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Looking for a healthful alternative to mashed potatoes? This cauliflower purée will do the trick! Leeks add a hint of sweetness while Dijon mustard gives it a little kick. Serve with grilled chicken or steak.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2015

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 head)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 leeks (white and light green parts only), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cups warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives

Method

Toss together cauliflower, oil, coriander and cumin; arrange in single layer on lightly greased rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven, turning once, until tender and light golden, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, in nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook thyme, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add leeks and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water; cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks are very tender, about 15 minutes.

In food processor, purée together leek mixture, cauliflower, milk, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper until smooth. Scrape into serving bowl; sprinkle with chives.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 7 g
  • Sodium 242 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 157.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 448 mg
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 50.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 155.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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