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Harissa-Spiced Turkey with Healthy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Jolie Wiener
By: Jolie Wiener
November 27, 2019


Spice up your holiday turkey with a harissa spiced turkey and a delicious healthy cauliflower mash! This simple, tasty and creamy meal will give you all the flavors your holiday needs, and no one will know how healthy it really is. Packed with flavor and spices, this is the recipe you need this holiday season!

Servings for Turkey: 8

Servings for Cauliflower mash: 4


-turkey, about 2.5 kg
-1 orange, juiced
-1 lemon, juiced
-1 tbsp olive oil
-1 tbsp honey
-1 tsp grated ginger
-4 garlic cloves, grated
-2 tbsp harissa paste
-2 tsp coriander
-1 tbsp ground cumin
-1 medium cauliflower
-1 tbsp olive oil
-3 cloves garlic

Method for Turkey:
– Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade and rub over the turkey. Cover and marinate in the fridge overnight if possible!
– Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the turkey in a baking parchment-lined roasting tin and cook for 1 hour or until the turkey is cooked through. Remove from the oven and rest for 20 minutes.

Method for Cauliflower Mash:
– Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, add the cauliflower and garlic and cook for about 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender. Drain, return it back to the hot pan and let it stand for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep the lid on for steam.
– Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a food processor, add olive oil, salt and pepper and purée until smooth. You can use a blender, an immersion blender, or a potato masher.
– Garnish with chopped fresh thyme, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil (optional)
– Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: Per Serving of Turkey
KCal: 570
Fat: 42.5g
Carbohydrates: 1g
Protein: 57g

Nutrition Facts: Per Serving of Cauliflower Mash
KCal: 96
Fat: 3.8g
Carbohydrates: 14g
Protein: 5.1g

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