About this recipe: Cauliflower and parsnip marry for a delicious alternative to mashed potatoes.
Altered ingredient amounts. This recipe was great! Who knew putting cauliflower and parsnips together would be so good! I didn't add any milk to it because my boyfriend isn't a big dairy person, and I added some parsley at the end for extra flavor. Have made it twice now and am definitely planning on making it again. Thanks! - 09 Feb 2010
Great recipe. - 09 Feb 2010
One of our favorite restaurants in Naples,FL, serves a side dish called "Cauliflower Arugula Smash" and I always look forward to it. What confused me about it, however, is that it was nice and thick, unlike when I tried to make mashed cauliflower at home (what low-carbers love to do to substitute for mashed potates). So I asked the server about it, telling him there just had to be something in there besides cauliflower! Sure enough, he reluctantly admitted that there was also parsnips in there! So I was happy to find and try this recipe and review it in an effort to entice others to try it, since I am its first reviewer. It is just simply delicious! I covered the cauliflower and parsnips in water in a saucepan, added some fresh, minced garlic, brought it to a boil, them simmered it until it was very tender. I drained it very well, then put the pan back on the burner briefly just to dry it out. I didn't add the milk, as it would have have ruined this by taking away it's substance--it needs to be good and dry, and only butter added (although a little bit of cream cheese would be good too!) Finally, capitalizing on the restaurant's dish I love so much, I wilted some fresh arugula in a little olive oil and mixed it in at the last. Perfect! And for some reason even better than the restaurant's! - 24 Feb 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)