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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Almond Butter “Gravy”


  • Author: Flora & Vino
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Lightened up mashed potatoes made with a mix of Yukon potatoes, cauliflower, and a creamy almond butter “gravy”. Perfect for a plant-based holiday side!


Ingredients

CAULIFLOWER MASHED POTATOES

  • 46 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced 
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, broken into florets
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 4 TBSP tahini
  • 24 TBSP unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper 
  • Fresh parsley, for serving

ALMOND BUTTER GRAVY


Instructions

  1. Add the diced potatoes and cauliflower florets to a large pot and cover with enough water to cover them by about ~1”. Bring the pot of water to a boil and cook the potatoes and cauliflower for 20-25 minutes, or until fork tender. 
  2. While the potatoes and cauliflower are cooking, prepare your almond butter gravy. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more unsweetened almond milk in ~1 TBSP increments as needed to reach your desired consistency. You want the gravy to be thick but pourable. If the gravy gets too runny, add a bit more almond butter. Taste and season with more Himalayan sea salt and black pepper, as needed. Set aside. 
  3. Drain the potatoes and cauliflower, then transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Use a potato masher or a fork to mash the potatoes and cauliflower. 
  4. Add in the garlic powder, tahini, almond milk, sea salt, and black pepper. Continue to mash the potatoes and cauliflower until you reach your desired consistency. Mash more for a creamier consistency and less for more chunks! 
  5. Taste the mixture and add more salt and pepper to taste. Add more almond milk in 1 TBSP increments to thin, as needed, if the potato and cauliflower mixture is too thick. Be careful not to add too much almond milk or the mixture will get soupy.
  6. Serve warm with fresh parsley and drizzle with Almond Butter Gravy. 
  7. Store leftovers separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave before serving. 

Notes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes recipe adapted from Love & Lemons and Minimalist Baker

Almond Butter Gravy recipe adapted from Cooking Light

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar-Free