Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon) Recipe
Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. I’ve also seen it with bacon, and most often topped with a knob of butter. This low-carb mashed swap uses cauliflower, which I have to say is really darn good!
Great as a side dish with pork tenderloin, corned beef, or any type of roast.
(6 cups) 1 large head cauliflower, cut up into florets
4 teaspoons unsalted butter
3 cups chopped kale
4 cloves crushed garlic
2 chopped scallions
1/3 cup fat free milk
kosher salt and pepper to taste
Boil the cauliflower: Put the cauliflower in a medium pot and cover with cold water by at least an inch. Add salt, and bring to a boil. Cook, covered until fork tender. 6 to 8 minutes. Drain in a colander (reserving some liquid if needed).
In the same pot, melt 1 teaspoon butter medium high heat and add the garlic and scallions, cook 30 seconds, add the kale, 1/4 tsp salt, cover and cook until wilted, 6 to 7 minutes.
In a blender, puree the cauliflower with milk, transfer to the pot with the greens and add 2 teaspoons butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, keep warm. To serve, transfer to a bowl and top with remaining teaspoon butter.
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