This delicious recipe was adapted from the Diet Doctor website, and it’s a delicious alternative to mashed cauliflower as a side dish!   


  • 1½ lbs broccoli  
  • 4 tbsp fresh basil or fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 2 tbsp any dried herbs of your choice) 
  • 4 tbsp salted butter (or olive oil for a vegan version – add 1/4 tsp salt)
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • salt and pepper 


Chop the broccoli into florets and peel and cut the stem into small pieces. Boil the broccoli in plenty of lightly salted water for a couple of minutes – just enough to retain a somewhat firm texture. Discard the water. 

Blend with the other ingredients in a food processor or use an immersion blender. 

Salt and pepper to taste. 

Serve hot! 


Makes 4 servings.  Count each serving as 2 fats (group 7).  

Try sprinkling some cheddar or Parmesan cheese on top for added protein and delicious flavour! 

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