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 flatulence. It is thought to promote a healthy digestive system. It is also a good source of iron and manganese. This is a good for your dish to serve as a side for the holiday parties that are happening all around us!

Cumin Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Serves 6

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

Kosher Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper to Taste

Garnish with Chopped Fresh Cilantro

Step One Peel and quarter potatoes. Cut cauliflower into 1 1/2-inch florets.

Step Two 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.

Step Three In a dry heavy skillet toast cumin seeds over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant. Grind in a spice grinder.

Step Four 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

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