Forgoing the usual heavy cream or butter, this vegan-friendly mashed rutabaga gets its rich creaminess from coconut milk, enhanced by the flavorful additions of fresh ginger, cilantro and warming spices.
Cook 2 diced peeled rutabagas and 2 smashed garlic cloves in salted boiling water until tender, 20 to 30 minutes; drain. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in the same pot over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon each curry powder and grated fresh ginger and a pinch of cinnamon; stir 30 seconds. Add 3/4 cup coconut milk and 2 teaspoons maple syrup; bring to a simmer. Add the rutabaga and mash. Season with salt and pepper. Top with cilantro.