This Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes is vegan and a great option for you who is trying to avoid dairy ingredients. It is as flavourful as any other mashed potato recipe, because it is loaded with olive oil and herbs.
Today I brought to you a last minute Thanksgiving recipe. This is a traditional mashed potato side dish, but without all the bad fats from the dairy ingredients that we normally use to make mashed potatoes. Instead, in this Mediterranean mashed potatoes you will find lots of flavorful herbs like basil, tarragon and parsley. It also comes with garlic and olive oil because this mashed potato couldn’t be call Mediterranean if we don’t use this two ingredients, right? So, all the good stuff of the Mediterranean is in there.
However, this mashed potatoes it is not only a great option to go along with your juicy turkey, but it is also a great recipe to have on hand every time you need a quick, easy and why not healthy side dish. You can have it with chicken, fish and any other type of meat.
Potatoes shouldn’t be always the bad boys of our diet. In fact, you can find in one medium baked potato (including the skin) 20% of your daily potassium. Now, you should worry about the size of your portion. If you keep portion sizes in check like for example only one medium potato in a meal, you won’t have any problems with calories.
Everybody loves potatoes, and it is a very popular food source. You can find it basically everywhere in the world. Unfortunately, when we prepare our potatoes dishes, most of us add lots of not so good fats like butter, sour cream, half & half cream, melted cheese and bacon bits. Of course your mashed potatoes will be consider a bad for you. But, if you take away all the extra fat, and add all the good fat like olive oil and flavourful herbs like you can see in this Mediterranean mashed potatoes recipe, you end up with an exceptionally healthful low calorie and high fiber side dish.
So, I hope I convinced you to try this delicious and why not healthy dish for your dinner with your family and closest friends. Enjoy!
- 2 lbs. (900g) russet or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
- ½ cup (125ml) cooking liquid
- ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp. (10ml) basil, chopped
- 2 tsp. (10ml) tarragon, chopped
- 2 tsp. (10ml) parsley
- Salt and pepper
- In a large pot bring water to a boil then add potatoes.
- Cook until potatoes are tender.
- Add ½ cup of cooking liquid, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
- In a mixer or with a potato masher, mash up the potatoes.
- Once potatoes are mashed, fold in the chopped basil, tarragon and parsley.
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