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Mashed Fauxtatoes using Palmini "Mashed"
Thanksgiving is around the corner. (I know...crazy, right?!) I'm still getting my Thanksgiving menu together, but I know I'll definitely serve mashed fauxtatoes. Traditionally, mashed potatoes are a must for holiday dinners. Since adopting a low carb lifestyle, I've tried tons of fauxtato recipes in search of the perfect mashed potato substitute.
I've made mashed cauliflower more times than I can count. While cauliflower is a good substitute, I was looking for something new, different. A few weeks ago, as I was restocking on some Palmini products, I saw they had a low carb version called "Mashed". I was intrigued but a little skeptical. But, after considering my past recipes using Palmini products (Chipotle copycat cilantro lime rice & baked garlic scampi), I decided to purchase it.
If you haven't heard of Palmini, it's a company that makes low carb alternatives using hearts of palm. They have rice and pasta options that are amazing. The mashed hearts of palm comes in a pouch. The texture is similar to mashed potatoes, but a little wet with a citrusy smell and taste. The citrusy smell and taste is consistent with their other products. To help add flavor I added garlic, which played off of the natural taste of the hearts of palm. Once I warmed it in the microwave, it was no longer wet. I added plain Greek yogurt and oil olive to create a fluffy texture.
I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. The texture was very similar to traditional mashed potatoes. The added ingredients made the recipe so flavorful and creamy. Move over cauliflower, because this will definitely be a staple for me!
1 Palmini Mashed pouch
1-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tbsp of plain greek yogurt
1/2 tbsp of olive oil
Sea Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Chives to garnish (optional)
Remove Palmini mashed from pouch and place in bowl.
Add the minced garlic.
Heat the Palmini mashed in the microwave for 1.5 minutes. Cook in 30 second intervals.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.
Plate and garnish with chives. Enjoy!