Vegetable Mains and Sides

Creamy, dairy-free Cauliflower Mash

Versatile cauliflower is a fantastic alternative to potatoes if you are looking for something a little different in your next mash! Make it even more nutritious and guilt-free by swapping out the cream and butter for coconut milk.

This is delicious served with a roast, mid-week meal or anywhere you’d usually opt for mashed potato. This is so good you can even serve as a main meal.

Serves 2-3

Creamy and light cauliflower mash


  • 1 x small cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • Small onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup of coconut milk
  • Salt and (white) pepper to season


  1. Place cauliflower florets and onion into a saucepan and cover with just enough water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and allow cauliflower to cook till with tender (check with the sharp end of a knife).
  3. Strain cauliflower and onions through a colander and set aside.
  4. Gently heat coconut cream in the saucepan and add sage and allow flavours to meld.
  5. When the coconut cream comes to a simmer, add in the cauliflower and onion and gently mix for 1-2 mins.
  6. Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly.
  7. Depending upon how much liquid is in the saucepan, you can drain off and set aside – it’s easier to add it back in if too thick.
  8. Use a stick mixer or hand masher to blend the mixture till it resembles porridge.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.

*Optional – In the last step, add Parmesan cheese for a rich and rustic flavour.