I adore mash but I’ve recently heard a lot of people say that they find it boring and pointless. I wanted to make a sweet potato mash recipe with a little bit of a bite and test out whether one of the people who said such a terrible thing still find it quite so tasteless. And the lovely and happy moral of the story was: sssshh your face; mash can be as flavourful as you like!
Ingredients | For one couch sweet potato
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 medium red onion
- A little bit of red chilli
- 30ml of almond milk
- Pink Himalayan salt
- Boil the kettle full of water to fill a medium pan. Peel the potatoes. Peel the red onion and cut into circles.
- Pop the potato, onions and a pinch of salt into the pan and fill with water. Boil on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes (until super soft!).
- Cut off as much chilli as you like- I only use two little chops and I take out the seeds. Place in a mixing bowl.
- Once the potato and onions are boiled, drain and pour into the mixing bowl. Cut the onions into smaller pieces. Add a bit more salt and a few sprinkles of pepper.
- Mash it all together with a fork and add a tiny bit of almond milk and mix again. Add the rest of the milk – or as you see fit – and mix until it’s fluffy and yummy-looking. (In the picture above I used a tad too much milk so be careful!)
I love this as a side, as part of a Buddha bowl or as a snack! I’m excited to try out other ways to make interesting mash- adding a bit of coconut oil gives it a really yummy tropical taste which is particularly nice during the summer. It’s all dairy free and so awesomely healthy that it’s hard not to make for every single meal.
I think it’s time to stop getting quite so excited about potato.
~ Kat ~