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Swanky mashed potatoes like these make a lovely side dish beside a cauliflower steak or a BBQ veggie platter — of course, they can be equally enjoyed on the couch with a spoon ;)

You will need

Serves 6

  • 450g Kipfler potatoes
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Herby Green Sauce

  • 1 bunch chives
  • 1 bunch basil, leaves picked
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2–3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juice

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15 mins to prep

20 mins to cook

  1. Step 1

    Boil the potatoes with their skins on until tender, then place in cold water — this helps make the skin easy to peel.

  2. Step 2

    Remove the skins from the potatoes while they’re still warm. Mash the peeled potatoes to the texture of your liking. Add a generous pinch of salt and olive oil, stir through.

  3. Step 3

    Pulse the basil and chives with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour into a bowl and top with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Stir through to combine.

  4. Step 4

    Spoon the green dressing over the mashed potatoes to serve.

Recipe: Simon Toohey

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