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  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2-3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp parmesan, finely grated
  • 3 tbsp soured cream
  • small handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Fill a pan with lightly salted water and bring to the boil. Cook the cauliflower for 10 mins until tender.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan over a low-medium heat. Gently cook the garlic for 1-2 mins, stirring, until fragrant. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Drain the cauliflower in a colander, then tip into a food processor. Blitz for 2-3 mins or until the cauliflower is smooth and creamy. Add the garlic butter (reserving 1 tbsp to serve), parmesan and soured cream, season well and blend for a further minute.

  • STEP 4

    Tip the mixture into a serving dish and drizzle with the remaining garlic butter and fresh chopped parsley sprinkled over.

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Tracey Raye is the Health Editor for Olive and BBC Good Food. She oversees all health, nutrition and fitness related content across the brands, including the bi-annual Healthy Diet Plan, monthly Health Edit newsletter and health column in the magazine.

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