Vegan Smashed Potatoes With Avocado Sauce Recipe
By Earth of Maria
🔪Prep Time: 30 mins
👩🍳Cook Time: 20 mins
8 medium potatoes, (around 1kg/2.2 lbs)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried rosemary
1/2 cup breadcrumbs, gluten-free if necessary
1/2 cup vegan cheese, optional
2 large avocados
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic
3 cups spinach
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup lemon juice, (juice of 1 lemon)
1Boil the potatoes. This will take around 25 minutes for medium-sized potatoes. Test by taking out a potato using a slotted spoon, waiting for it to cool down, and testing using a knife.
2Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 F) and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
3Drain and rise the potatoes and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, before adding the nutritional yeast and the oregano, basil and rosemary. Stir together well.
4Arrange the potatoes on the baking tray. Make sure not to overcrowd it and leave plenty of room for each potato. Use either a potato masher or the bottom of a cup to flatten them down gently.
5Sprinkle each potato with around 1 tbsp breadcrumbs, followed by 1-2 tbsp grated vegan cheese. You can also add extra olive oil and dried herbs if you wish.
6Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, until crispy on golden brown.
7To a blender or food processor, add the avocados, onion, garlic, spinach, fresh cilantro, salt and lemon juice. Blend until very smooth and serve with the potatoes.
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I’ve never been good at introductions because when they’re needed, I seem to forget every single interesting thing about myself. But I guess we’ll start with the basics. My name is Maria, and I am a twenty year old student from England. I study history at the University of Oxford and live in Brighton, but I was born in Russia and moved to the UK around ten years ago. I’m a vegan foodie (as you can probably tell by this blog), a lover of long walks and somewhere awkwardly between extrovert and introvert. Veganism and healthy eating are a huge part of my life, given that both have helped me overcome an unhealthy relationship with food. Finding balance took a lot of time and patience. But, as with many things in life, hard work proved 110% worth it! Whenever I’m not in the kitchen or working in my room, you’ll often find me at the gym, or at the grocery store looking for inspo for my next recipe.