Today was one of those days where dinner had to be nearly instant.
cauliflower to the rescue!
I bet you know what I’m talking about – meeting friends for a movie in 30 minutes, having to rush the kids out the door to soccer practice, having to be across town before a store closes — you know the deal.
wait – that’s cauliflower!?
Well that was me tonight. Twenty minutes to make and eat dinner. What did I make? Spicy Cauliflower Mash!
crunchy sugar snap peas!
Creamy, mashed-potato-like cauliflower with a fabulous spice profile, topped with crunchy sugar snap peas, juicy tomatoes and fresh cilantro!
And it’s Gluten Free, Vegan, Body Ecology Diet and Specific Carb Diet Friendly!
Here’s what you need: (serves 2)
1/2 head of cauliflower, broken into florets and steamed 1 garlic clove, chopped 1/4 – 1/2 tsp Chili Powder (depending on how spicy you want it) 1/4 tsp Paprika 1/4 tsp cumin salt and pepper
1 cup of sugar snap peas, sliced in thirds 1 tomato, chopped (BED omit) cilantro, chopped (garnish)
Steam your cauliflower for 10 minutes, until tender, but still slightly firm. Combine it with the spices and garlic in your food processor. Process it for about 1 – 2 minutes, until creamy, scraping down the sides a couple times.
Meanwhile, quickly blanch your sugar snap peas for 30 seconds in the leftover water you steamed the cauliflower in (you don’t need to dirty another pot!). Take it out and rinse under cold water.
Gluten Free, Vegan, Body Ecology Diet and Specific Carb Diet Friendly!
To assemble, top your cauliflower mash with the sugar snap peas, tomato, and chopped cilantro.
Bam. 15-20 minutes, and you’ve got a beautiful dish on the table! It was delicious. The cauliflower mash was smokey and spicy with a wonderfully smooth and creamy texture. It went marvelously with the crunchy sugar snap peas and the juicy tomatoes!
catchin some rays:)
And the cilantro gave just the perfect fresh pop at the end – complimenting the juicy tomatoes and the spicy cauliflower mash.
what a meal!
And it was beautiful too – red, green, and cream – just delightful!
What’s your favorite speed meal?
Need a food processor? Here's the one I use and love: