Garlic Mashed Broccoli, a easy vegan side dish. #vegan #glutenfree #lowcarb #broccoli

garlic mashed broccoli

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


An inspired yet simple way to make broccoli. Steam it until it is very tender, then puree with sautéed garlic and seasonings. It is naturally low-carb, gluten-free and vegan. Serve it with chicken, beef or tofu.



  • 8 cups chopped raw broccoli crowns (bite sized pieces)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup no-chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dry thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper


  1. Bring 1 to 2 inches water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add broccoli and steam until soft but still bright green, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the steamer basket from the pot, pour out water.
  2. Meanwhile, place oil and garlic in a small skillet and set over medium high (do not preheat oil.) Cook, swirling the pan or stirring often, until the garlic is starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully add chicken stock to prevent the garlic from burning.
  3. Place half of the broccoli in a food processor fitted with the steel blade attachment. Add the garlic mixture, salt, thyme and white pepper and puree until as smooth as possible. Add the broccoli to the empty saucepan.
  4. Place the remaining broccoli in the food processor and pulse until desired degree of chunkiness. Add the chunky broccoli to the pureed broccoli, and stir to combine. Serve hot.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 124 cal
  • Sodium: 235.86 mg
  • Fat: 9.47 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.29 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3.56 g

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