Spanish-Smashed Potatoes with Cilantro Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
I was inspired to create this after visiting a great Latin restaurant. The salty potatoes and the bright herbs are great together.
Spanish-Smashed Potatoes with Cilantro Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and transfer to a small bowl.
  2. Place the cilantro, garlic and salt in a small food processor; cover and pulse until chopped. Add water and vinegar; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.
  3. Using a fork, flatten potatoes slightly; pour sauce over top.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 317 calories, 27g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.