By Rachel Wilhelm
Is there a dish that says Ireland more than colcannon?
The traditional Irish dish consists of mashed potatoes made with either kale or cabbage and is so well-loved that even has a song written about it. No, really!
Well, with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, what better recipe to prepare for your family and friends? Try this recipe our recipe developer Rachel cooked up a tasty new colcannon dish just for you!
This recipe combines the classic Irish staple potato with an added mix of cauliflower and white beans, giving it more fiber, protein and nutrients, while having fewer carbs. But don’t worry, you won’t be sacrificing taste with this combo! You can use either cabbage or kale. Cabbage is a more classic colcannon ingredient, but she uses kale as a slightly healthier substitute here. We won’t skimp on butter or flavor in this dish, so we’ll make it healthier where we can.
Using local and organic ingredients will make this (and any other recipe for that matter) even tastier! Try using our organic great northern beans in this recipe. However, if you can’t get ahold of a jar, our original style will work just as well.
This can be a wonderfully hearty and filling St. Patrick’s Day dish on its own, but Rachel paired her’s with roasted brussell sprouts and a crusty baguette. Yum!
Colcannon is just one of the many delicious and classic recipes that have roots in Europe, or as we sometimes like to call it “The Old Word.” Countries like France, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Greece were the origins of many of the bean dishes we enjoy every single day. So, we decided what better way to celebrate these dishes than to give them their own cookbook? Grab your FREE copy of our new cookbook “Old World Beans” for delicious European staples like Italian chicken alfredo, French cassoulets, Spanish paella and more.