Citrus & Herb Whipped Cauliflower (video)

Summer time calls for bright and light meals that can be made quickly and go well with anything on the BBQ. When I think bright and light, citrus flavors always come to mind first. And this is how I developed this Citrus & Herb Whipped Cauliflower.

Citrus & Herb Whipped Cauliflower

I actually got the inspiration from one of our very favorite places to eat out – 10 Barrel Brewery. My husband had ordered a meal that came with Citrus Mashed Potatoes and he absolutely loved them. So I took a few bites in an effort to work out the flavor profile. Then I decided that I wanted to make it a little healthier by doing it with Cauliflower instead of potatoes and I think I totally nailed it with this one!

This side dish would go so good with this Caesar Salad Burger (full recipe)! You will get so much flavor and brightness with the zesty citrus of the cauliflower and the salty goodness of the Parmesan cheese in the burger.

Whipped Cauliflower

The key to making great whipped cauliflower is using an immersion blender (this is the one I have). It really breaks the cauliflower down and mixes in the liquids well so that you get a smooth and creamy consistency – something you just can’t get by hand. You can also use a blender to get the same results, but you have to do it in smaller batches, which can make you lose your consistent flavor over the whole dish.

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Now let’s get cookin’!

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Citrus & Herb Whipped Cauliflower

Summer time calls for bright and light meals that can be made quickly and go well with anything on the BBQ. When I think bright and light, citrus flavors always come to mind first. And this is how I developed this Citrus & Herb Whipped Cauliflower.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword caulfiflower, citrus, Side Dish, side dish ideas, whipped cauliflower
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Equipment

  • Immersion Blender

Ingredients

  • 2 heads Cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 Lemon zest & juice
  • 1 Lime zest & juice
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp White Pepper
  • cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a large pot, bring enough water to boil to cover cauliflower. Once at a full rolling boil, add the cauliflower, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Drain in colander, then transfer to mixing bowl.
  • Using an immersion blender, begin to whip the cauliflower for 2-3 minutes (until larger chunks are gone). Then add in lemon zest, lime zest, butter, salt and pepper. Whip another 2-3 minutes to combine well. Then add in lemon juice, lime juice, and heavy cream. Whip until you reach a creamy consistency. Using a serving spoon, fold in parsley.

Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

10 thoughts on “Citrus & Herb Whipped Cauliflower (video)

  1. Chef Dennis – Kissimmee, Florida – I’m Chef Dennis, join me on my Culinary Journey as I share recipes and stories from my kitchen and adventures around the world. Let me help you create some deliciousness in your kitchen the easy to make recipes I share.
    Chef Dennis says:

    This Citrus & Herb Whipped Cauliflower looks really delicious. My wife will love this.

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Lucky! This would be so yummy with garden-fresh cauliflower!

  2. Looks delicious. I love the addition of citrus.

  3. Michele Morin – Warren, Maine – Michele Morin is a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for thirty years, and together they have four sons, two daughters-in-love, three grandchildren, and one lazy St. Bernard. Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes.” She blogs at Living Our Days, and you can connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.
    Michele Morin says:

    Thus is brilliant!

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