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Leftover Chili with Whipped Cauliflower
with house salad

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min
With your chili already made, tonight's dinner is a cinch. If you're just starting the paleo lifestyle, you'll definitely love whipped cauliflower as an alternative to mashed potatoes for all your fall gatherings.
Smarts: Whipped cauliflower will freeze beautifully, so double for a second batch that you can save for later.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
House Salad:
  • English cucumbers - 1/2, chopped ((Or sub 2 Persians))
  • Roma tomatoes - 2, chopped
  • Mixed greens - 4 oz
  • Balsamic vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 2 tsp
  • Dijon mustard - 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
Leftover Chili with Whipped Cauliflower:
  • Green onions - 1 stalk, sliced thinly
  • Cauliflower - 1 head, chopped
  • Water - 2 Tbsp
  • Grass-fed butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Nutmeg - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Leftover chili - 4 cups

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Prep

  1. Green onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Cauliflower - Chop into florets. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Cucumbers / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Combine cauliflower and water in a microwave-safe container. Cover with a wet paper towel and microwave for 2 ½ minutes.
  2. Transfer cauliflower to food processor with butter, nutmeg, and some salt and pepper. Pulse until smooth. Season to taste with more salt and pepper as needed.
  3. Warm up leftover chili.
  4. While chili is warming up, whisk together balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon, and cooking oil (if not already done). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss with cucumbers, tomatoes, and mixed greens.
  5. Spoon chili over whipped cauliflower. Garnish with green onions and enjoy with salad on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (49)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (4)

14 reviews

It was so good

By: james
Posted: Mar 27, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great way to use chili leftovers without getting tired of it!

By: Leah
Posted: Mar 09, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I still loved the chili, but was not a fan of the cauliflower "mashed potatoes". My husband said he thought is was pretty good, but I was not a fan. I love roasted cauliflower, but for some reason, this just had a different flavor that I didn't care for.

By: Annie
Posted: Oct 21, 2014
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Very satisfying Friday-night nachos. My husband particularly loved them because we don't get nachos in Switzerland. So fast to prepare too! I hate cooking on Friday evenings, but knew this would be perfect.

By: Katherine
Posted: Oct 17, 2014
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I would make this again.

By: Carrie
Posted: Oct 16, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

You just can't go wrong with nachos!

By: Alice
Posted: Oct 13, 2014
Diet: Vegetarian
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