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Tofu Cauliflower Mash

YIELD: about 6 cups

Tofu cauliflower mash

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Firm
  • Water for boiling
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh chives or dried herbs

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add cauliflower and cook for about 10 minutes until soft, then drain thoroughly and set aside to cool.
  3. To a small pan over medium heat, add olive oil and garlic. Sauté garlic until browned.
  4. Add tofu to pan, then break it up into chunks and stir together with garlic. Turn off heat after a few minutes.
  5. To a food processor, add drained cauliflower, tofu-garlic mixture, salt, ground turmeric, and paprika. Process until smooth.
  6. Reheat in microwave if desired, and serve warm with a drizzle of olive oil, freshly ground black pepper, and chopped fresh chives or dried herbs.

TIPS:

  • Carefully separate cauliflower into florets, rather than chopping into small pieces. This makes it easier to drain thoroughly, as excess water will result in a thinner mash.
  • Cauliflower core and stems can be used as well.
  • Do NOT use a high-speed blender, as it will over-process the cauliflower and make it too watery.
  • Unless your food processor is designed for hot foods, let the cauliflower cool down a bit and heat the tofu only for a few minutes, before adding to the food processor.
  • Ground turmeric and paprika create a buttery color but can be omitted.
  • Try this vegan mashed cauliflower recipe with other spices and seasonings, such as cayenne pepper, curry powder, or onion powder!
  • PLANT-BASED: This dairy-free cauliflower mash recipe incorporates the goodness of plantbased protein along with the benefits of postbiotic, prebiotic, vitamin D, and calcium from Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Firm.
  • GLUTEN-FREE: Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Firm is Certified Gluten-Free! Check labels on other ingredients.

PRODUCTS USED FOR THE RECIPE

  • Firm

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