Cauliflower, surprisingly, is a pretty versatile ingredient once you start thinking outside the box. I've used it before to make raw Greek "couscous" and it was pretty delicious. Here I used it to make something that resembles mashed potatoes, but less starchy. Hope you enjoy! Cheezy Mashed Cauliflower



1 head cauliflower

1 tbsp. olive oil

1-2 large shallots, minced

1 large clove garlic, minced

1/2 lemon, juiced

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

1/2 cup water

Sea salt, to taste

Green onions, sliced for garnish (optional)

Paprika, for garnish (optional)


  • In a large pot steam the cauliflower in a steamer basket until tender and soft.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over med-high heat. Add shallots, garlic, and lemon juice and sauté for 3-5 minutes until shallots are clear.
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  • Add in nutritional yeast   and water and sauté until thick and well combined.
  • In a food processor, process cauliflower until smooth. Add the sauce and process until mixed thoroughly. Add sea salt, to taste.
  • Garnish with green onions and paprika and serve.
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