Overview

This is a simple cauliflower-based mashed potato recipe that adds a nice heartiness to a fresh meal. Key ingredients: cauliflower and cashews. A food processor is required.

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Directions

  • 1. Place all mashed potato ingredients into a food processor.
  • 2. Process until creamy and smooth, similar in texture to the attached pictures. (Although you may be tempted to do so, do not add any additional liquid other than the 2 tablespoons of water. Also, if it seems difficult to process at the beginning, you may need to stop and scrape the sides a few times to help get it started.)
  • 3. Enjoy your raw mashed potatoes! 

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

A dollop of raw mashed "potatoes" on your plate turns an everyday meal into a festive feast!  And, yes, that's cauliflower masquerading as potatoes since eating raw potatoes is a no-no. :)

This is a simple cauliflower-based mashed potato recipe that adds a nice heartiness to a fresh meal.

Use these raw mashed 'taters as part of a holiday feast or just treat yourself with a nice hearty serving of mashed potatoes for a fun weeknight dinner. I recently enjoyed these mashed cauliflower-based "potatoes" with a large green salad and traditional style corn (just chop some raw corn off a cob and you've got a side-serving of corn)--served all on one plate I felt like I was at Grandma's -- raw style of course!

 

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, and Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Sodium.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.

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I just made these and it is absolutely delicious. I'm a garlic person so I added more garlic but it's so delicious. A new favorite. Thanks!!!

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My kids didn't like the garlic taste but I loved this recipe. I made a lot just wondering how long this will keep in the fridge?

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Yummy, right?? Perfect for this time of year, nice and traditional. #mmmmgarlic

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Wow never thought to add cashews to the potatoes. I like to add some garlic and top with chives. Can't wait to try with cashews now. Thanks for the great recipes! Keep up the good work.

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Thanks, Chris! Glad you enjoyed!

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Anbessa's Review

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WholeFoods sold out of Cashews due to thanksgiving rush. What can I use instead? Oats?

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Hi Anbessa, macadamia nuts would be the only other sub.

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Tried this one tonight but the garlic ruined it for me :( too overpowering!! However, not deterred as the texture was great so I will give it another go very soon without the garlic. It wasn't wasted though as my labrador and chicken thought it was fantastic....lol

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Oh dear. That's a shame, but at least your lab and chicken enjoyed! Def. leave out the garlic if it's too strong.

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I already wrote my loving review, but I do have one note after making it several times in the past month: the garlic gets really pungent/bitey if you have leftovers a day or two later. Since I'm cooking for one I may omit the garlic next time, but I'm torn about that because I love garlic and it's great in the first round.

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Kara, thanks for sharing that. Good to know, but tough decision for you!

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Do we need to soak the cashews first?

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Hi Andrea,

No, no need to soak the cashews first :)

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This is absolutely AMAZING! I read the reviews prior to making it and was a bit afraid that it wouldn't be so good due to a few strong dislikes, but... Omg, I'm glad I heard my heart and went on with it. It's just heavenly! It became one my fav recipes for a side dish! I eat it with a iceberg lettuce & sprouts salad, tomatoes, onions and chopped dried cranberries... Served with native olive oil & creamy balsamic... Thank you so much!
I think that maybe the quality of the cauliflower can influence a lot. I bought an organic cauliflower (quite a big one) and the flavour was really mild,whereas in the past I have bought cauliflowers with a stronger taste. Perhaps adding more cashews and some kohlrabi could milder it up if one has a stronger tasting cauliflower!

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Mica, so glad you enjoyed! (and dared to try it!) :)

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In my neck of the woods (Victoria, BC) we have a little shop where you can buy wee amounts of flavour infused olive oil and balsamic. I had the "potatoes" with a wild mushroom & sage oil and fig balsamic vinegar. I just about fell over - so yummy! Thanks for the olive oil suggestion

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Kara's Review

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Jeannine, That sounds like a great idea! My friend and I added black pepper when we made ours, but I'm gonna try some fancy oil and vinegar next time. Sadly, my local shop doesn't have the option to buy wee amounts -- just big, expensive bottles, but they're worth it.

I was so impressed with the texture of the cauliflower. It looked to me like it'd be gritty or something when we'd processed them, but to my delight they were soft and fluffy like mashed "potatoes" should be!

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Thanks for your comment, Kara! :)

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Mmm, I think I'm getting a mashed potato craving! lol

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Yummmm! Fig balsamic sounds terrific! I've got to find some and try in on this delicious mashed potatoes!

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I agree! :)

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This was so hot. It was like horseradish root! Awful! We were hoping for something like the other recipes from this site which we LOVE! Sorry is one about took me out

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Tory, I am sorry that this recipe didn't work out for you. :(

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Love this recipe and have gotten my family to like it too!

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Ahh, nothing better than getting the family on board!

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I added a sesame seed gravy that I make and it was awesome.

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Hi Pat,

Sesame seed gravy sounds awesome! Recipe?

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I followed the directions and ended up with horrible tasting paste. Maybe texture is similar to mashed potatoes, but there was a strong raw cauliflower taste!
Used it as compost for my organic garden.

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