This recipe for mashed cauliflower, spiked with dill and havarti cheese, makes a simple side dish for a weeknight dinner. The low-calorie cauliflower complements the rich creaminess of havarti cheese.
Dill-Havarti Mashed Cauliflower
• 8 c. cauliflower florets (about 1 large head)
• 4 garlic cloves, peeled
• 1 c. grated dill Havarti or Cheddar cheese
• 1/4 c. low-fat milk
• 1 tbsp. butter, cubed
• 1 tsp. dried dill
• 1/4 tsp. salt
• 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
• 2 tbsp. sliced chives or green onion tops
Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven fitted with a steamer basket. Add cauliflower and garlic, cover and steam until very tender, 10 to 14 minutes
Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a food processor. Add cheese, milk, butter, dill, salt and pepper; purée until smooth. Stir in chives (or green onion tops).
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories 135 Fat 9 g Sodium 287 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g Saturated fat 6 g
Protein 7 g Cholesterol 29 mg Dietary fiber 3 g
Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1½ vegetable, ½ high-fat meat.