Introduction: Easy Vegan Mash (better Than Potatoes!)
First off, I will preface this by saying , i am not a vegan.. and if asked I would have said I NEVER eat anything vegan.. but the other night while making dinner, i realized i DO eat this mash quite often in place of potatoes. Not only is it healthier, but its more flavorful. When i first introduced this to the family.. i made it more mild,and smashed all the beans completely. And let them think it was potatoes until after the meal. Everyone likes it.. and now i can adjust the seasoning according to what we are having it with and who is eating (son doesn't eat spicy)
Step 1: Assemble Ingredients:
base of the mash is cannellini beans (canned) and olive oil.
All seasonings can be modified, my go-to seasonings are
crushed red pepper (when son isn't eating with us)
salt and pepper
Step 2: Mince
I mince the garlic onion and shallot to make it a smoother mash.
i personally use (per can of beans):
2 tbs onion
1tbs of garlic
1 tsp each thyme, basil,oregano
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Step 3: Cook These in Olive Oil
add all the herbs and aromatics to a tbs olive oil and cook until they start to soften.
Step 4: Rinse and Drain the Beans
and add them to the pan. .let this cook together for at least 5 minutes.. but up to 30 if u want..just add water as needed. then mash with a potato masher, fork, or whatever you prefer. I like mine a little lumpy, but as i stated in first step, when i originally made them i fluffed them up like potatoes and added a lot less seasoning and pawned them off as potatoes to the son. He tends to make up his mind about a food before he tastes it, which drives me crazy xD
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