Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Soft, warm, creamy and delicious – they taste great but more than a little bit are not great for us. Here’s a switch-a-roo for the potatoes that is easy, fast and super delicious. Oh yeah, we think that these cumin cauliflower potatoes taste much better than the ordinary!
The dish is so good because of the taste of the cumin and the lightness of the cruciferous cauliflower. Cumin is used as a diuretic and to treat stomach upset and even flatulence! (You know that’s a good thing!) It is thought to promote a healthy digestive system. It is also a good source of iron and manganese. This is a better-for-you dish to serve as a side for almost any dinner!
Cumin Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Serves 6 – 8
- 3 Large Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 1 Head Cauliflower
- 2 TB Unsalted Butter
- 2 TB Cumin Seeds
- 1 Cup Low Fat Buttermilk
- 2 TB Ground Cumin
- Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to Taste
- Garnish with Chopped Fresh Cilantro
Peel and quarter potatoes. Cut cauliflower into 1 1/2-inch florets.
In a large pot, cover the potatoes with salted cold water by 2 inches and simmer 20 minutes. Add cauliflower and simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 10 minutes more. Drain vegetables in a colander and transfer to a large bowl. With a potato masher, mash potatoes and cauliflower with the 2 TB of unsalted butter.
In a dry heavy skillet toast cumin seeds over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant. Grind in a spice grinder.
In a small bowl whisk together buttermilk and ground cumin. Stir the mixture into mashed potatoes and cauliflower. Add the toasted cumin seeds and mix until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish the Cumin Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with cilantro