Cauliflower and Spinach Mash

READY IN: 40mins




  • Prepare the vegetables.
  • Heat a thin layer of oil (or use water) in a LARGE pot. Add the chopped onion and fry over fairly high heat, stirring now and and then. (Or turn heat low, put on lid, and steam).
  • When onion turns softer and sizzle, add the balsamic vinegar and sugar. (It IS better to use oil, because it's easier to use here, and will give more flavour).
  • Add the cauliflower (florettes) as well as the spinach, add the water, bring to a boil, turn heat down and put lid on, and let simmer until cauliflower and spinach are tender and wilted. No need to overcook it completely.
  • Remove the vegetables to a processor with a slotted spoon, and start processing. You will have quite an amount of cooking liquid left in the pot.
  • Add just enough of this liquid to the processor to puree the vegetables.
  • Add all the seasonings as it processes.
  • (These you can change to your preference. Many people will want to add butter; I do not).
  • When fairly smooth, ladle into a serving dish, and keep warm. Try not to leave it too long in a warming oven, as the dish tends to lose its colour.
  • Serve as side dish with (preferably) a chicken dish with some sauce, potatoes, maybe another veggie, and salad.