Monday, July 25, 2016
Broccoli and Ricotta Mash
Mashed potatoes are nearly universally adored, but poor old broccoli is often given a bad rap. If you have children who don't like broccoli, or you are not a fan, a way that you might be able to make it more palatable is by making this broccoli and ricotta mash.
The mash comprises potatoes, broccoli and ricotta, mashed together with flavour enhancing ingredients. This delicious mash alternative is from The Good Life by Sally Obermeder, and the recipe is as follows:
2 small potatoes diced into 2cm squares
500g broccoli cut into small florets
2 tbspns olive oil
2 crushed cloves garlic
zest of 1 lemon
2 tbspns lemon juice
Cook the potatoes in boiling water for 8 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for another 6 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
Heat 1 tbspn of olive oil in a frying pan and cook the garlic.
Drain the potatoes and broccoli and put into the bowl of a food processor. Add the garlic with the remaining tbspn of olive oil, the ricotta, and the lemon zest and juice, and process until you have the desired mash consistency.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve as a nutritious side with whatever you fancy.