Potato, Peas and Broccoli Mash

Move over regular potato mash, a healthier one is here!

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Yes, no butter and not just potato, it's loaded with the goodness of green peas and broccoli. Yes, broccoli. It has extra virgin Olive Oil and mint, salt and pepper. So you see, it isn't lacking in flavor. It definitely isn't lacking in color, Go Green Guys! and it is healthy. And no one will ever find out it has broccoli hidden in it.

Let's be honest, this isn't really my recipe. It is Jamie Oliver's. I'm a big fan of Jamie's 30 minute meals and I try to not miss any of them. While the main course is usually some form of fish or meat, he makes some really nice vegetarian sides. This is just one of them. I loved the sound of it, and now, the taste too...

Before I made the mash, I was wondering what to pair with it. Usually, mash is paired with some kind of meat (Google said the same). I've usually had mashed potato with a vegetarian sizzler or with veggie burgers. It will also go great with a lot of vegetarian options, such as:
I mean, serve it with anything big and chunky with a lot of texture and flavor and no one will complain. 

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I was super bored to make anything to go along, so I made it a main instead of a side. We ate it just like that and did not mind at all.

Do you have leftovers that you don't know what to do with? Do what I did, I stuffed them along with some cheese in between butter slathered slices of bread and grilled it to make an extremely delicious sandwich. After this, you'll make the mash just for the sandwich.

The quantity of the ingredients is just a loose guideline, I'd say add more or less of each of the items based on your taste.

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Potato, Peas and Broccoli Mash

How to make healthy vegan potato mash at www.oneteaspoonoflife.comHealthy vegan potato mash with added green peas and broccoli. Adapted from Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals.

Recipe Type:  Side
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:                Serves 2-3


3 Potatoes, medium sized
0.5 cup Green Peas, frozen or fresh
0.5 cup Broccoli florets, loosely packed
Handful of mint leaves
3-4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pinch of sugar
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Water as required


Peel and dice the potatoes.
Pressure cook them with water until they are done. Around 5-8 minutes or 2-3 whistles.
Wash the broccoli thoroughly and add it along with the peas to the pressure cooker and cook for 3-5 minutes or 1 whistle.
Drain and leave aside to cool for 5 minutes.
Finely chop the mint leaves and add a pinch of salt.
Add 1 Tbsp of boiling hot water and a pinch of sugar.
Mix well and keep aside for 5 minutes.
Mash the potato, peas and broccoli.
Add extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and the mint sauce and mash until creamy. If you would like to make this recipe vegetarian instead of vegan replace the oil with 1-2 Tbsp of butter.
Serve it hot.


  1. This is one healthy meal.. :)


  2. I love everything about this. Feel like I was there and definitely try this