Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes: Mashed Potatoes

Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes: Mashed Potatoes

Ready for some more raw vegan holiday recipes? You are in the right place! Thanksgiving can be a challenging time for people transitioning to a raw vegan or just a vegan diet. One of the things I love about raw cauliflower in place of cooked potatoes is its versatility in simple raw vegan recipes. You can do a lot with it, and this recipe is a great example of its culinary versatility.

Now let’s talk nutrition for a moment. Cauliflower is also a nutritious and common ingredient found in most supermarkets, making it a budget-friendly everyday whole plant food. Did you know that just one small head of raw cauliflower contains about 450% of your daily Vitamin C? Wow! Talk about getting nutrients per dollar. This food is a winner!

For this recipe, I gave these creamy mashed “potatoes” a cheesy Italian flavor, which helps disguise the fact that you’re eating what is essentially whipped cauliflower. This tasty vegan dish got eaten up right after the shoot!

Sprinkling fresh chopped chives on top gave these raw vegan mashed potatoes just the right burst of bright color along with a mild onion flavor that complimented the dish perfectly.

You can enjoy this dish as a meal in itself, or serve it as a side. It’s up to you! It’s fast and easy to make. Check out this quick tutorial from my official Facebook page:

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Love always,


Raw Vegan Mashed Potatoes

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3 cups chopped raw cauliflower
1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked in cold water 4-6 hours beforehand if possible)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 pinch pink salt (optional)
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/4 cup fresh chives


Wash and chop up cauliflower, place into food processor fitted with "S" blade. Add all remaining ingredients except for the chives. Pulse food processor until the mixture gets going, stopping the machine and scraping down as needed. If your ingredients are too dry, you may drizzle in tiny amounts of water one tablespoon at a time to get it really creamy. Taste mixture to see if you would like to add salt or not. I rarely use salt but do offer it as an option. When a mashed potato consistency is achieved, spoon it into a serving bowl and top with chives. You may also choose to stir in the chives by hand. There is no wrong way. Enjoy!