Low-carb broccoli mash

Meet Broccoli Mash, Cauliflower Mash’s lesser known cousin. Gorgeously green. Charmingly low carb. Creamy. Garlicy. Good for you. This is one side dish you just may fall in love with.
Meet Broccoli Mash, Cauliflower Mash’s lesser known cousin. Gorgeously green. Charmingly low carb. Creamy. Garlicy. Good for you. This is one side dish you just may fall in love with.

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
  • 1½ lbs 700 g broccoli
  • 4 tablespoons 60 ml fresh basil or fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 oz. 75 g butter
  • 1 1 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Boil the broccoli in plenty of lightly salted water for a couple of minutes – just enough to retain a somewhat firm texture. Discard the water.
  2. Blend with the other ingredients in a food processor or use an immersion blender.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add more oil or butter if you so desire.
  5. Serve piping hot!

Tip!

You can use either frozen or fresh broccoli with this recipe. If you use fresh broccoli, save the stalk, peel it with a sharp knife and slice thinly. Cut the rest of the broccoli into smaller florets of roughly equal size. Feel free to substitute olive oil for some of the butter in any proportion you choose.

6 Comments

  1. Fay
    My husband combines cauliflower and broccoli and calls it broccauli mash.
  2. Janet
    As an alternate to expensive fresh vegetables in the winter, look for frozen Broccoli and Cauliflower mix (Great Value has one). As Fay suggested, the combo puréed has a mild taste and a lovely pale green color.
  3. Jan
    Broccoli and Cauliflower two of my most favourite vegetables ...
    Broccoli is usually the cheaper!

    All the best Jan

  4. Scooze
    Excellent!
  5. Colleen Milne
    I add mashed Avocado to Broccoli Mash - gives it a delicious nutty flavour & is so creamy.
  6. Christina
    Any one add cheese to this one like the cauliflower one ?

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