These whole30 and vegan mashed potatoes are perfectly rich and easy to make. Ever wondered how to make mashed potatoes without milk? Well,this Mediterranean recipe is your answer.
This no milk, no butter and no cream recipe is absolutely delicious. Thanks to the olive oil and black olives, this classic side dish has a great Mediterranean flavor.
This recipe makes the best side dish with a Mediterranean twist for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or any other holiday. It also pairs very well with a grilled bavette steak served with Shallot steak sauce (dairy free, paleo, whole30, AIP)
📖 Ingredient notes
- Potatoes. The type of potatoes you use is very important. It makes the biggest difference when making this dish. So make sure to choose potatoes that are good for mashed potatoes (like Yucon Golds or Russets).
- Olive oil. You should use extra virgin olive oil. For Mediterranean people, the best butter substitute in mashed potatoes is extra virgin olive oil. Whereas butter is used a lot in Northern France traditional cuisine (in Brittany and Normandy), extra virgin olive oil is a staple in Southern France cuisine especially on the Mediterranean coast.
- Black olives. For this recipe, I like to use dry cured black olives. These olives have a strong and salty taste that contrasts very well with potatoes.
- Try to cut the potatoes the same size so that they cook evenly.
- Start cooking potatoes in cold water to ensure that they cook evenly.
- Instead of cooking the potatoes in water, if you prefer, you can cook them in a steamer for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Make sure to mash the potatoes before adding the dry cured black olives, otherwise, they will give a blackish color to your mashed potatoes.
- Do not hesitate to adjust olive oil and black olive quantities to your own taste.
💬 Frequently Asked Questions
Good news: yes they are! And if you want to be completely sure about that, you can check the whole30 program rules.
Yes olive oil is whole30 approved. You can check this official whole30 resource if you still have any doubts.
First of all, are olives whole30 approved? Yes olives of any kind are whole30 approved, as long as there are no added sulfites. So make sure to check that in the ingredients before buying them. Again, if you want to be extra sure that olives are whole30 approved, feel free to check this official whole30 resource.
Well, technically yes. But I recommend not to, as they taste better when they are freshly made. They tend to dry out over time.
Transfer the leftovers in an air-tight container and put it in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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📋 Recipe / Recette
Mediterranean mashed potatoes (vegan, whole30)
- Peel and rince the potatoes. Cut them in quarters.
- Put them in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes according to the size of the potatoes. Prick them with a knife to test if they are cooked: they should be tender. If not, cook them a little longer.
- Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them, transfer them to a large bowl and mash them with a fork then, add the olive oil and the olives cut into pieces.
- Add salt to taste. And voilà! Serve warm.Bon appétit!