This steamed broccoli mash recipe is the best trick I know to make use of those broccoli stems that are usually left untouched on the side of the plate! Broccoli florets are much yummier to eat than the hard stems, but I hate to throw them away. I solved this problem when I started making this broccoli mash. It is unctuous, smooth, flavorful, and everyone loves it at home.
Steamed broccoli mash is also an excellent, healthy alternative for mashed potatoes and an easy way to add more vegetables to your diet.
If you have little ones with a picky appetite, you can even form little fun shapes on their plates with cookie cutters! When I was little, I remember how I liked to build forts out of mashed potatoes. I would eat it slowly with my fork, and rearrange my construction between each bite!
STEAMED BROCCOLI MASH
PALEO – AIP – GAPS – SCD – LOW HISTAMINE
A word about steaming. If you are not familiar with steaming vegetables, check out this short tutorial on how to steam broccoli. I use the classic method with a steamer basket. I like steaming vegetables because, unless you eat your vegetables raw, this is the best way to preserve the nutritional value of the food.
Substitutions? If you don’t have broccoli available, you can use cauliflower instead. Cauliflower mash is equally delicious and nourishing!
If you can’t use coconut milk, I would suggest that you use bone broth instead. The end result won’t be as creamy, but it will give you the moisture you need to obtain a smooth mash.
- On the stove top, over boiling water, steam frozen broccoli until tender. Approximately 15 minutes (5 minutes if you are using fresh broccoli).
- Drain the water and pour broccoli in your high speed blender.
- Add coconut milk and salt.
- Mix on high, pushing down on the broccoli with the plunger, for 10-15 seconds.
- Taste and adjust the salt.
- Bon appétit!
This steamed broccoli mash recipe has been shared on the following blog carnivals: Fat Tuesday – Real Food Wednesday – Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable – Allergy Free Wednesday – Natural Family Friday – Awesome Life Friday
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