Red skin potatoes are boiled with their skins and then mashed with olive oil, scallions, salt and pepper. This healthy, minimalist, vegan Red Skin Mashed Potatoes recipe is quick and easy to make and is perfect for any occasion from a weeknight meal to fancy dinner party. The subtle sweet flavor and light texture of these red skin mashed potatoes is a pure delight.
I love everything about this dish. It's easy to prepare, totally delicious and much healthier and lighter than traditional mashed potatoes.
Better than Classic Mashed Potatoes
I often get pushback and even eye rolls when I say what I'm about to say but here goes: "mashed potatoes are just as good or better when made without milk, cream or butter." There, I said it and I mean it.
For years I've been making mashed potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper. Sometimes I make them with yellow potatoes and roasted garlic, but most often I make this recipe.
What makes these mashed potatoes so good?
- Red Skin Potatoes are the perfect type of potato for mashing with their skin. Their radiant, thin, nutritious skin gives these mashed potatoes a wonderful rustic texture.
- With no heavy, rich butter or dairy, you can actually taste the pure sweet flavor of the potatoes and the delicate spiciness of the scallions - light and delicious!
Perfect Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
Here's how to make the best creamy delicious vegan red skin mashed potatoes:
- Cut the potatoes into quarters and boil them in salty water until tender.
- Drain the potatoes, return them to their cooking pot and add chopped scallions, olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Roughly mash the potatoes, adding water to achieve your desired consistency. Stirring water into the potatoes after you've mashed them will make them creamy.
If you're putting the potatoes out on the buffet table in a serving bowl, save some of the dark green chopped scallion tops to use as a festive colorful garnish.
Serve these red skin mashed potatoes with this delicious easy Boeuf Bourguignon, this scrumptious Meatloaf, as a side dish for Thanksgiving, or with any meal that calls for a side dish of delicious comforting mashed potatoes.Print