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Cauliflower puree with fresh chives

cauliflower-puree-3-7719994Cauliflower puree is something so easy and simple that it almost doesn’t merit being called a recipe. It needs just a few simple ingredients you surely always have handy and in 20 minutes you can offer your family and guests surprisingly creamy and satisfying side dish to accompany any meat or fish. Oh, and it is lighter and healthier compared to the majority of the popular side dishes.

cauliflower-puree-11-1052574Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes


1 large head cauliflower 50g butter 2 cloves of garlic 1 small onion 2 tbsp  mustard 200-250ml milk freshly ground black pepper salt to taste

small bunch fresh chives, finely chopped


Rinse, core and cut in small florets the cauliflower. Chop the onion and garlic.

In a heavy based saucepan heat the butter over medium heat. Add the cauliflower and stirring frequently cook to sweat for 5 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Add the chopped onion and garlic, stir and cover with the milk. Simmer until the cauliflower is fork tender –  that is for about 10 minutes.

When ready, using a slotted spoon transfer the cauliflower directly in a food processor. Add mustard and whizz until creamed, adding some of the milk to correct the consistency if necessary. Adjust the seasoning and transfer to a serving bowl. Finish with chopped chives.

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