Cauliflower Kale Colcannon

Don’t read any further if you’re Irish. You might be offended by this twisted distortion of a traditional favourite.

I’ve become obsessed with mashed cauliflower. It’s so creamy, so delish, so easy and it tastes almost identical to mashed potatoes.

Cauliflower is great for detoxification and, although it’s bland and white in colour,  is extremely high in Vitamin C. Kale is like a little multivitamin, plus it fights inflammation and cancer.

Tasty and healthy. Worth bucking tradition for? I think so!

Cauliflower Kale Colcannon
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gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, vegan, nut-free, five ingredients or less
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 1
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1 small leaf of kale
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  1. Place the cauliflower and garlic in a vegetable steamer and lay the kale leaf on top. Steam for about 8 minutes.
  2. Let the veggies cool for a few minutes. Remove the kale leaf and set it aside.
  3. Put the cauliflower, garlic, oil and salt in a food processor and blend until the mixture is soft and creamy.
  4. Tear the kale leaf in pieces and add it to the processor and pulse a few times, until it is chopped.
  5. Serve.

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11 Responses to Cauliflower Kale Colcannon

  1. indialeigh March 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    simplicity! I have a lot of love for cauliflower! Trying this asap! Comfort food and healthy! comfort and joy! I’m also going to try it with raw massaged kale. Even healthier! THANK YOU!

  2. Danny March 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    I recently did a mashed cauliflower as well and loved it. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  3. Elizabeth March 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Is there nutritional information for this?? I sent this to one of my coworkers at work and she asked me to ask. YUM!

    • Sondi Bruner March 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

      I’m not into nutritional information. When we eat wholesome, nutrient-rich real food, the calories and fat grams become less important. I hazard a guess though that this is way healthier than traditional colcannon, which typically has dairy.

  4. sandra March 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Sounds good!

  5. frugalfeeding March 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    OH! It’s cauliflower – cool. I think it’s a wonderful twist.

  6. Miranda C March 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Sounds yummy! What would you recommend in place of garlic (I’m allergic)?

    • Sondi Bruner March 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

      A shallot might work nicely. Or a few more herbs – rosemary, dill, basil, whatever you like.

      • Miranda C March 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

        Thank you! I can’t wait to try this!

  7. Tamara March 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    I’m also obsessed with mashed cauliflower but I’ve never had the brilliant idea of adding in kale. I will be making this tomorrow night for dinner. Yum yum!

  8. Veronica March 30, 2012 at 2:49 am #

    Too funny! I made this last year with cauliflower and kale too but your recipe is much simpler. I love mashed cauli too!