Cauliflower smash with caramelised leeks

Cauliflower smash with caramelised leeks

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 600g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets
  • 30g butter
  • 2 medium leeks, trimmed, halved, washed, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons pure cream



  1. Rinse cauliflower. Place, with water clinging, in a microwave-safe dish. Cover. Microwave on high (100%) for 4 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add leek. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until soft and light golden.
  3. Add garlic and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.
  4. Place cauliflower in a bowl. Using a potato masher or fork, lightly crush.
  5. Add leek mixture and cream. Toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve.
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