Butternut and Cauliflower Mash

CategorySide Dishes

Yields1 Serving

 500 g butternut, peeled and cubed
 200 g cauliflower, cut into florets
 ½ tsp salt
 5 ml dried thyme or 15ml fresh thyme
 pinch of ground nutmeg or mixed spice
 10 ml olive or canola oil
 lemon juice and black pepper to taste
 30 ml chopped fresh parsley or thyme

1

This recipe is in Cooking from the Heart 3

Ready in 45 mins

Remember that although butternut contains carbohydrates it is a better choice than potatoes. Cauliflower adds more bulk to this side dish.

1. Place butternut, cauliflower, salt and thyme in a pot with 300 ml water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer with a lid for 20 minutes or until butternut and cauliflower is just soft enough to mash.
2. Drain, but keep some of the liquid. Place back on the stove and simmer for a few minutes to cook out any excess water.
3. Mash with a potato masher until smooth and stir in nutmeg or mixed spice, oil, lemon juice and pepper. Add some of the retained liquid, if necessary. Stir in fresh herbs and serve immediately.
Serve as a healthy substitute for mashed potatoes with a meal of your choice. Fill your plate with any green veggies and maybe another small portion of starch, if preferred. A salad or fruit is another delicious way to fill your plate.

Tip:
1. Substitute butternut for more cauliflower and follow the recipe as above for a cauliflower mash. Alternatively substitute the butternut for 2 tins butter beans, drained, and simmer with the cauliflower.

Ingredients

 500 g butternut, peeled and cubed
 200 g cauliflower, cut into florets
 ½ tsp salt
 5 ml dried thyme or 15ml fresh thyme
 pinch of ground nutmeg or mixed spice
 10 ml olive or canola oil
 lemon juice and black pepper to taste
 30 ml chopped fresh parsley or thyme

Directions

1

This recipe is in Cooking from the Heart 3

Ready in 45 mins

Remember that although butternut contains carbohydrates it is a better choice than potatoes. Cauliflower adds more bulk to this side dish.

1. Place butternut, cauliflower, salt and thyme in a pot with 300 ml water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer with a lid for 20 minutes or until butternut and cauliflower is just soft enough to mash.
2. Drain, but keep some of the liquid. Place back on the stove and simmer for a few minutes to cook out any excess water.
3. Mash with a potato masher until smooth and stir in nutmeg or mixed spice, oil, lemon juice and pepper. Add some of the retained liquid, if necessary. Stir in fresh herbs and serve immediately.
Serve as a healthy substitute for mashed potatoes with a meal of your choice. Fill your plate with any green veggies and maybe another small portion of starch, if preferred. A salad or fruit is another delicious way to fill your plate.

Tip:
1. Substitute butternut for more cauliflower and follow the recipe as above for a cauliflower mash. Alternatively substitute the butternut for 2 tins butter beans, drained, and simmer with the cauliflower.

Butternut and cauliflower mash
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