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You will love this delicious green olive and olive oil potato mash... best mashed potatoes ever! A surprising combo but worth trying out!

Best Mashed Potatoes with Green Olives

You will love this delicious green olive and olive oil potato mash... best mashed potatoes ever! A surprising combo but worth trying out!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories per serving 377 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs potatoes for mash (900 g)
  • 9 oz green olives (250 g), pitted
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • good quality olive oil
  • nutmeg
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Peel and rinse the potatoes. Cut them into smaller pieces. Bring a large and high pan of water to a boil. Season with a pinch of salt. When the water is boiling, add the chopped potatoes and peeled garlic cloves. Then put a lid on the pan.

    You will love this delicious green olive and olive oil potato mash... best mashed potatoes ever! A surprising combo but worth trying out!
  2. Cook the potatoes for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender depending on how small you cut the potatoes. In the meantime add the pitted green olives to a blender.
    You will love this delicious green olive and olive oil potato mash... best mashed potatoes ever! A surprising combo but worth trying out!
  3. Pulse a few times until you get a rough mix. Don't blend the olive into a pulp but keep them chunky.
    You will love this delicious green olive and olive oil potato mash... best mashed potatoes ever! A surprising combo but worth trying out!
  4. Put the olives aside until needed later. Then drain the cooked potatoes and garlic cloves. Transfer both to the same hot pan and add the blended green olives. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Season with pepper, salt and some nutmeg.

    You will love this delicious green olive and olive oil potato mash... best mashed potatoes ever! A surprising combo but worth trying out!
  5. Mash up all the ingredients. Add extra olive oil to taste until the potato mash is smooth but still a little chunky. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt or nutmeg to taste if necessary. Transfer the mash to a large serving dish or bowl and serve.
    You will love this delicious green olive and olive oil potato mash... best mashed potatoes ever! A surprising combo but worth trying out!