This Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes recipe is vegan and a great option for anyone who is trying to avoid dairy ingredients. It is just as flavorful as any other mashed potato recipe, loaded with olive oil and herbs.
Today, I brought 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 these 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 called Mediterranean if we don’t use this two ingredients, right? So, all the good stuff of the Mediterranean is in there.
However, these mashed potatoes are 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, 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 potato 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 considered 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!
Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes
- 2 lbs. russet or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup cooking liquid
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves — minced
- 2 tsp. basil, chopped
- 2 tsp. tarragon, chopped
- 2 tsp. parsley
- Salt and ground black pepper
- In a large pot, bring water to a boil then add potatoes.
- Cook until potatoes are tender.
- Add 1/2 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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