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Serving size 4
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8 cup bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head)4 clove garlic, crushed and peeled⅓ cup nonfat buttermilk (see Tip)4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided1 tsp butter½ tsp salt freshly ground pepper to taste snipped fresh chives for garnish


1. Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on High for 3 to 5 minutes.)

2. Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.

Tip: No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make “sour milk”: mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 108 11%
  • Calories from fat 63 10%
  • Total Fat 7gm 1%
  • Saturated Fat 2gm 14%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4gm 3%
  • Sodium 342mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 10gm
  • Fiber 5gm
  • Protein 4gm
  • Cholesterol 3mg 5%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Side Dish, Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegetarian, Dairy, Cauliflower, 30 Minute

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