Not only can cauliflower yield tremendous health benefits, it’s a pretty versatile vegetable. It can be prepared numerous ways, and, in this recipe, you’ll grind it up with cheese and spices to create a seamless mash that makes for a perfect post-workout snack.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into medium pieces
  • 3 Tbsp full-fat plain Skyr or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Hungarian paprika
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese; shredded (or Parmesan or Asiago)
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme or chives, chopped and set aside for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, add water and a half-cup of chicken broth. Bring to boil. Add the cauliflower, and cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Drain well. Pat dry with a dish towel. Add hot cauliflower to a food processor or blender.
  3. Add the remaining broth, yogurt, paprika, lemon juice, garlic, cheese, salt, and pepper. Puree until almost smooth. Add a little more water or chicken broth if a thinner consistency is desired. Pour into serving bowl and top with thyme or chives or lemon zest.
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