Whether you like it lumpy or you like it smooth, like your peanut butter, I don’t know anyone who can handle a Christmas dinner plate without some mashed potato! It’s true! It’s the one thing I will crave on top of all my raw food delights (ok as well as some stuffing!) there has to be some smash on my plate – Santa’s Mash! Try this recipe as a perfect replacement for those heavy potatoes (or to have as an extra vegetable option!)
Make this mash as creamy as you can get it or leave a few lumps in – just like nana used to make. Just how I like it…! Keep it firm or smoother by adding more or less water. And enjoy!
- 1 heaped cup of activated cashew nuts (soaked in filtered water for at least 2 hours then rinsed)
- ½ cup nutritional yeast flakes
- half large raw cauliflower finely chopped (in food processor)
- ½ parsnip finely chopped (in food processor)
- juice of one lemon
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- teaspoon of agave or other liquid sweetener
- salt and pepper to taste
- water to blend
Using the S blade on your food processor prepare the cauliflower and parsnip and set aside. Next blend the cashews with the nutritional yeast flakes and a little water. Add the cauli and parsnip and continue to process. Add all other ingredients until you reach the mash consistency you like. I like it lumpy. Christmas just wouldn’t be the same for me if it was smooth!
Served here topped with raw ‘fried’ onions – caramelised and totally delicious! (recipe in my Indian Summer Banquet ebook)
Enjoy as part of the big day! Want to know what else you can serve ‘RAW’ at Christmas? Check out my blog post all bout what a raw vegan christmas dinner looks like here. You might also like my A Raw Christmas recipe book collection you can get as an instant downloadable PDF here.
Big loves for the big day! Plus, don’t forget – Santa’s Mash can be eaten any time of the year!
Keeping it juicy & raw