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Cauliflower is super popular with people on the keto diet, and for good reason. It's a very versatile vegetable! One of my favorite low carb side dish recipes is this yummy Garlic & Chive Mashed Cauliflower!

Low Carb Garlic & Chive Mashed Cauliflower

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 105kcal


  • 1 medium cauliflower head florets only
  • 2-3 medium whole garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives chopped


  • Place the cauliflower florets and the garlic cloves into a steamer basket set over a pot of gently boiling water. Cover and steam until the cauliflower is fork-tender, around 15 minutes. You could also pressure cook it in your Instant Pot.
  • Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a food processor or blender and add the olive oil, almond milk, garlic powder and onion powder. Season with sea salt and black pepper, to taste, and process until it's smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust the seasonings, as desired.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and top with fresh chives before serving. Enjoy!


Tip: Steaming the garlic along with the cauliflower will remove the raw edge and make it more tender.