Buttered Cauliflower Mash With Olives, Chives And Parmesan Recipe

For a healthier mash option, try cauliflower with olives and chives stirred through

General info

Serves: 4-6
Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 60g butter
  • 200ml fresh cream
  • 50g grated Parmesan
  • 90g pitted black olives, roughly chopped
  • 15g fresh chives, snipped
  • Salt and black  pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a medium pot of water to the boil and add the cauliflower florets. Boil for about 20 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender. Drain the cauliflower, add the butter, cream, and Parmesan, and blend until smooth.
  2. Taste the mixture for seasoning – we’ve found that cauliflower needs a fair amount of salt to be really flavourful.
  3. Just before serving, warm the cauliflower, and stir through the chopped olives and snipped chives.
Recipes and styling by Claire Ferrandi. Photographs by Dylan Swart

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