If I ever had to describe the series "Vegetable Mind Games" to someone I think a picture of Broccoflower might sum it up nicely. As a rational adult I know it is nothing to be afraid of, that I should give it a try, but the tiny toddler voice in my head doesn't wanna. Broccoflower is definitely a member of Vegetable Mind Games.
Despite the fear I was really excited to cook this up like mashed cauliflower and serve it along side my Hypo Swedish Meatballs. (I had noodles to serve as backup in case of an epic fail.)
I didn't need the noodles though. Monkey had her first experience with the food processor and was licking the spatula with pride at what she had made. Yes, you read that right. My 4 year old helped with the food processor and also licked the broccoflower off the spatula. As her mother I couldn't help but mimic that pride ...and also lick the spatula.
Give this combo a try, the flavor when the broccoflower combines with the Hypo Swedish Meatball sauce is delicious.
Garlic Mashed Broccoflower
1 large broccoflower bunch
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
Steam the brocoflower about 15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Saute the garlic in olive oil for a few minutes to coo it through. Combine everything in the food processor and pulse till you obtain your preferred consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.
If you aren't able to find brocoflower near you,
try this recipe with 50% broccoli and 50% cauliflower.
This would also be delicious with roasted veggies instead of steaming them.
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