Monday, March 25, 2013

Avocado Cumin Mashed Potatoes {Munchie Monday}

Our recipe for this week is a special one! We received Klondike Rose potatoes from Klondike Brands and Johnny's Seasoning Salt from Johnny's Fine Foods in order to develop a recipe. I have been thinking about making a mashed potato recipe using avocado as a healthy fat alternative, so I thought this would be a great time to try it out!

Look at our beautiful potatoes:


The Klondike Rose potatoes have a nice, thin red skin and a soft, creamy flesh which makes them easy to work with. The resulting mashed potatoes were nice and fluffy-the perfect consistency.  Johnny's Seasoning Salt has some paprika in it, so it has a little kick. I thought that Johnny's Seasoning Salt would be perfect to add a little something extra to these mashed potatoes.


Ingredients:

3 large Klondike Rose potatoes
1/2 ripe avocado
1/4 cup low fat milk
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp Johnny's Seasoning Salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin

Directions:

First, set a pot of water to boil. Make sure there is enough water in the pot to cover your potatoes and add a little salt to raise the boiling temperature a little. While the water is heating up, clean your potatoes and peel the skins if you would like mashed potatoes without the skin. Then, quarter your potatoes. Remove the pot from heat and put in your potatoes. Next, heat your pot back up to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. Check your potatoes at about 20 minutes for doneness. If not done, heat a little longer and test them again.

Once your potatoes are done, drain them in a colander. Let the potatoes cool a little in a bowl. Assemble the remainder of your ingredients. Mash the potatoes a little with a potato masher. Then, mash in the avocado. Next, add your milk and lime juice and continue to mash until you have reached the desired consistency. Add the spices and stir or mash in. Time to serve. Yum!



**Disclosure: Products were received for the purpose of creating this recipe. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% our own.

4 comments:

  1. This Recipe looks delicious. I'm going to try it soon. Thanks. :)

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  2. I have never thought to put avocado in mashed potatoes. I will now!!

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  3. I am visiting you from Katherine 's Corner's blog hop.
    I love this idea. I think I'll follow you on Pinterest!

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  4. wonderful combination. Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway posted yesterday!

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