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Recipes: The magic of mash
October 17, 2019 | 6:30 AM
by Oneza Tabish
 
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SWEET POTATO MASH

Mashed sweet potatoes are a great substitute for traditional mashed potatoes.The subtle sweetness of this mash makes it an absolute delight.

Ingredients

• 2 medium sweet potatoes, boiled and cubed



• Pinch of salt and black pepper to taste

• 1tbsp butter



• 1/2 cup sour cream (store bought)

• 2tsp finely chopped parsley

Preparations

• Mash the potatoes to your preferred consistency while heating it in a saucepan with a potato masher.

• Add in butter, sour cream, salt, pepper, and most of the chopped parsley. Cook for 2 minutes.

• Stir well to combine. Switch off the flame.

• Once mixed, serve with an extra slice of butter and the remaining parsley.



BROCCOLI MASH

Low in carbs and calories, broccoli mash is the healthiest mash one can have any time.

Ingredients

• 3 cups broccoli florets (steamed)

• 1tsp lemon juice

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 2 tbsp olive oil

• 1/4 cup parmesan

• Salt and pepper to taste

Preparations

• Add parmesan, olive oil and minced garlic to the steamed broccoli in a food processor.

• Blend the ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.

• Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste, give a quick pulse again to combine.

• Transfer the mashed broccoli to a serving bowl.



CHEESY CAULIFLOWER MASH


This is an easy and delicious vegetable side that’s buttery and filling.

Ingredients

• 1 medium sized cauliflower

• 1/2 cup cream cheese

• 3 tbsp butter

• 1/2 lemon, juice and zest

Preparations

• Cut the cauliflower into florets.

• Boil the cauliflower in salted water – just enough so that the florets are tender but retain a firm texture. Strain the cauliflower in a colander and discard the water.

• Add the cauliflower to a food processor along with the remaining ingredients and pulse till desired consistency is attained.

• Serve warm.



ASPARAGUS MASH


A tasty twist of your favourite mashed potatoes. This recipe is a good way to add some healthy green asparagus to your meals.

Ingredients

• 8 asparagus shoots, chopped and blanched

• 1/4 onion, diced

• 2tbsp cream

• 2tbsp fresh parsley

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• Dash of pepper

Preparations

• Saute the diced onions in 1/2 tsp oil until they turn pink.

• Blanch the asparagus pieces in boiling water for 2 minutes and drain immediately.

• Place the sautéed onions, blanched asparagus, cream, parsley, salt and pepper into a blender.

• Blend well. Serve warm.

Oneza Tabish is a food blogger, consultant, and columnist based in Oman. She is also the owner of Oman’s popular Facebook group ‘What’s Cooking Oman.’



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