The only Thanksgiving food more quintessential than mashed potatoes might be the turkey itself. But for those of us looking to make some nutritious swaps this holiday, cauliflower might just be worthy of some prime real estate—and with this deadringer recipe, you might just fool some of the traditionalists at the table.
In addition to making for a less starchy alternative than white potatoes, cauliflower is also rich in nutrients like vitamin C—just one serving of cauliflower (that’s one cup of raw florets) contains roughly 52% of your daily recommended value, along with a good source of vitamin K and folate. (1)
That's not to mention the presence of dietary fiber, which supports digestion, regularity, and satiety—helpful, considering that upwards of 90% of Americans are not getting enough in their diet. All in all, not a bad addition to your Thanksgiving plate, right?* (2)
According to integrative chef Blaine Arin Tacker, the secret to nailing this vegan-friendly recipe is the garlic-infused oil. “It really makes this taste like mashed potatoes,” she says. “Don’t skip this step!”
Catch the easy recipe below.