Carrot and Swede Mash – the perfect side dish!
Are you bored of mashed potatoes? Maybe you want to add more vegetables into your diet? Then carrot and swede mash is for you!
This mash is easy to make, loaded with flavour and is nutritious.
You can serve this together with some good quality sausages (meat or vegetarian – up to you) a red onion gravy for a classic meal or together with roast chicken (or a nut roast). Or why not together with some juicy meatballs.
HOW TO MAKE CARROT AND SWEDE MASH
Carrot and Swede Mash – Nutrition Facts
Carrot and swedes are both nutritious and you can almost always pick them up for a good price in the shops.
Here are a few health benefits of
Supports eye health – Carrots are a great source of vitamin A. The form of vitamin A is beta-carotene, which is converted to active vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A helps to keep your eyes healthy and supports night vision.
Good for skin – This mash is rich in vitamin C which is important for the production of collagen, a structural protein that helps to keep your skin strong.
Supports the nervous system – This mash is rich in vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, which is important for a healthy and well functioning nervous system. Vitamin B6 is important for the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.
Supports digestion – Rich in dietary fibre which is great for digestion and helps to keep your blood sugar levels stable.
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Carrot and Swede Mash
- 350 g carrots
- 350 g swede
- 25 g butter (or olive oil)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Peel and dice your carrot and swede into evenly sized pieces.
- Add the diced vegetables into a pan of water so the water just covers the vegetables. Add a big pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Leave to cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
- Once soft, drain the water. Add the butter/oil and mash it with a masher. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Enjoy with roast chicken, lentil loaf or meatballs!
- If you don't own a masher, you can mash it in a food processor. If you make it in a food processor, pulse it carefully so it gets mashed and not turn into a puré.