Dairy-Free Recipe: Loving Mashed Potatoes
Must you or a family member avoid traditional mashed potatoes with dairy products in them? Do you long for a mashed potato side dish that you can safely make, serve, and enjoy with your family or guests? If so, I have the dairy-free mashed potato recipe for you.
Not many foods compare to mashed potatoes. There is just something so comforting and delicious about this dish. It has even been known to cure homesickness!
Believe it or not, milk substitutes are able to do the difficult job of replicating mom’s mashed potatoes. By adapting a variety of recipes, I have developed the following dairy-free mashed potato recipe, which I call, Loving Mashed Potatoes. It accurately replicates the taste of mashed potatoes, with its own, unique twist. In short, it won't leave you wishing for original mashed potatoes.
Some Quick Tips Before Shopping
- When available, purchase Yukon Gold potatoes.
- Choose your salt and olive oil wisely, as these will affect the taste.
- Fresh chives and lime juice are optional, since dried or prepackaged versions of these ingredients work just as well.
- 8 potatoes, (Yukon Gold)
- 1 teaspoon salt, (kosher)
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon lime juice, fresh squeezed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chives, fresh or dried
- 1 teaspoon salt, (Celtic sea salt)
- Peel potatoes and slice them fairly evenly.
- Cover potatoes with cold water in a medium to large pot and add kosher salt.
- Bring to a boil, then boil potatoes until tender. This should take approximately 20 minutes.
- Drain potatoes, setting aside 1 cup of the liquid.
- Mash potatoes, then stir in avocado, a splash of lime juice, olive oil, chives, and pepper.
- If consistency needs adjusting, add the cooking water you set aside in increments of a few tablespoons at a time.
- Add Celtic salt to taste.
- Serve immediately and enjoy your dairy-free mashed potatoes!