Recipe 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!

 

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 80 out of 100
  • 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.

Amounts per 123 g (4 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 208 8 %
Protein 8 g 14 %
Fat 15 g 19 %
Carbohydrates 14 g 4 %
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g 9 %
Sugars 4 g
Calcium 32 mg 3 %
Iron 2.6 mg 20 %
Sodium 319 mg 14 %
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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

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JeannineC's Review

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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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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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Jack's Review

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I agree. One clove of fresh garlic did ruin the taste at all. I could use one tspoon of garlic powder instead. And the texture for me it was horrible. Not creamy at all, and I blended for a long time. With vitamix (that I don't have) should be creamy for real. 2/5

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Hi Jack, The idea here is not to use a blender, but to use a food processor :) That'll give you the texture you're looking for.

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

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Brittany 's Review

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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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wahinern's Review

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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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Marianna's Review

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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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Jacob's Review

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Brilliant recipe, I turned it into many times a week meal,also I feed quite a few people each week in my raw club, and its a winner, everyone LOVES it, if able to read English and follow all steps, Thanks for the recipe ,keep up good work Laura-Jane please, :-)

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I'm glad you like this recipe, Jacob! And thanks! :)

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Hi Marianna,

It sounds like a few of you have really disliked this recipe. I have made it a few times and I like the flavor! So not sure what to say about that. But also, you definitely need to eat it *with* something else - it compliments other flavors. It's not really something that you'd want to make an entire meal out of and eat the whole thing with a spoon.

For example, I've eaten a dollop of raw mashed potatoes with fresh corn chopped off the cop and raw cranberry relish. Yum!

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David S's Review

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I generally like raw cauliflower and I have liked most of the other recipes I have tried on your site, but something was just very wrong about the flavor of this dish. My wife and I both tried it 2 different times and no matter whether as the original recipe or with nutritional yeast added or other spices, it was just not right. Something about the combination of these flavors didn't sit right with either of us. I certainly appreciate the creativity and we were really hoping for another winning recipe, but this one wasn't it.

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Hi David,

Thanks for your note! I wonder what didn't work for you flavor-wise - did you use a garlic clove?

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Why are raw potatoes a no-no? Should you not juice raw potatoes, or raw sweet potatoes for that matter?

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Hi Beth,

Correct - raw potatoes are a no-no (alkaloids, etc) - do not juice either. Plus, the taste is starchy and unappealing :)

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this is absolutely delicious!

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Hi Sandy,

So glad you liked the "potatoes!"

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