Jicama Cauliflower Mash

This whole dinner was a complete and happy accident. The short ribs came together beautifully with some odds and ends in the fridge and jicama and cauliflower mash will forever be on the menu. I had never tried using jicama in place of potatoes, but it works. 

Makes 1 cup


  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 medium to large jicama, peeled and large dice
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups veggie stock or water
  • 1 tbsp butter or vegan butter, room temp
  • 1/4 cup cream or cashew cream, room temp


  1. Place jicama and minced garlic in a small pot, cover with veggie stock
  2. Place pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Add cauliflower and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Jicama will never be totally tender, like a potato, but it should be easily pierced with a fork
  5. Remove pot from heat and drain excess stock or water
  6. Put jicama and cauliflower back in the pot. Add butter and 1/2 the cream.
  7. Using an immersion blender, puree the jicama and cauliflower until smooth. add more cream as needed.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste.

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