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Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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It's hard for our family to imagine eating mashed potatoes any other way but this. It tastes great on its own or drizzled with tahini sauce.—Nikki Haddad, Germantown, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 large potatoes (about 6-1/2 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon plus 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 192 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 262 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, mince garlic; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Mash garlic with flat side of the knife blade, forming a smooth paste. In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, garlic mixture and remaining salt until blended.
  3. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding oil mixture. Transfer to a serving dish; sprinkle with pine nuts. Yield: 16 servings (3/4 cup each).
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes in Taste of Home November 2013

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 192 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 262 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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