Talk about gourmet loaded mashed potatoes, right ?!
In all honesty you can totally go oil-free! Keep it WFPB friends!
The avocado really adds so much silky creaminess here, but since it’s the holidays I wanted to indulge a bit in that smooth olive oil flavor. Serve with a plant-based mushroom gravy on the side If you want and don’t hold back from making this all year round. Seriously, this is not just a Thanksgiving and Christmas side dish.
these avocado mashed potatoes are:
simply the best!
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the Best Vegan Avocado Avocado Mashed Potatoes
- 2 lb yukon gold potatoes - cut into 1 inch cubes
- 10 cloves garlic - minced
- 1/2 bunch thyme
- 2 leaves bay
- 1 pinch sea salt + more to your taste
- 1/3 cup cashew cream or cashew milk (plain, unsweetened)
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more to your liking
- 1 tbsp vegan walnut parmesan (or nutritional yeast)
- 2 avocados -large
- 3 scallions -chopped
- 1 pinch sea salt + more to taste
- 1 lime or lemon -juiced
- 1 red chili pepper - sliced (optional)
- 1/3 cup cilantro leaves
- 1/4 cup fresh chives - chopped ( for garnish)
- Scrub and rinse the potatoes well, then cut them into 1 inch cubes. Add them to a large pot and cover with water by 2 inches.
- Add the bay leaf, thyme and garlic and bring to a simmer. Season with a big pinch of sea salt ( water should taste like sea water) and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes until soft.
- Drain the potatoes in a colander and allow them to dry in their own steam for a few minutes. Discard the herbs.
- Meanwhile cut the avocados, discard the pit and scoop the flesh out. Transfer it to a bowl with the scallions, cilantro , chili pepper and lime. Mix to combine and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper and more lime juice to your taste.
- Transfer the boiled potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Pour in the olive oil and mash until smooth and fluffy. Add the cashew cream a little bit at a time and continue mashing until desired consistency is achieved.
- Stir in the nutritional yeast, taste and adjust seasoning with more sea salt and nutritional yeast to your liking.
- Spoon the guacamole on top and fold it into the mashed potatoes. Reserve a spoonful as a rustic garnish on top.
- Sprinkle with the chives and garnish with more cilantro and extra chili pepper if you like things spicy. Serve promptly!