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Butternut & cauliflower mash

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

SERVES: 4

READY IN: 45 MINUTES

500 g butternut, peeled and cubed
200 g cauliflower, cut in florets
½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt
1 tsp (5 ml) dried thyme or 1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh thyme pinch of ground nutmeg or mixed spice
2 tsp (10 ml) olive or canola oil
lemon juice and black pepper to taste
2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped fresh parsley or thyme

METHOD:

1. Place butternut, cauliflower, salt and thyme in a pot with 300 ml water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer 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 any meal of your choice. Fill your plate with any green veggies and maybe another small portion of starch. 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.

NUTRITIONAL INFO PER PORTION:

Energy 456 kj

Protein 2,9 g

Fat 2,5 g

Carbohydrates 15,2 g

Salt 0,5 g