Smashed Potatoes with Cashew Cream Dressing

Just in time for you next holiday get together, here is a beautiful (and delicious!) dish that is sure to impress friends and family. Swapping out a typical cream cheese topping for a dairy-free Cashew Cream Dressing makes this dish 100% plant-based.

Smashed Potatoes 

(4-6 servings as side dish)

1 pound small Yukon gold potatoes

1-2 tbsp canola oil

dash smoked paprika

dash sea salt

dash black ground pepper

chives, for garnish 

Cashew Cream Dressing 

(from The 22-Day Revolution Cookbook)

1/4 cup raw cashews, presoaked in water overnight or soaked in warm water for about 30 minutes)

1/4 cup water

2 tsp nutritional yeast

2 tsp lime juice

1/4 tsp sea salt


1. Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 

2. In a large pot, bring water to a boil and cook potatoes until fork tender for about 15 minutes.

3. To prepare the cashew cream dressing, drain and rinse cashews, then transfer them into a blender or food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth and set aside while preparing the potatoes. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

4. Drain and transfer the potatoes onto the baking sheet and gently press with a fork or a potato masher to lightly flatten.

5. Brush with canola oil and season with smoked paprika, sea salt and pepper.

6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden and crisp.

7. Remove from oven. Drizzle with cashew cream dressing, garnish with chives and serve!

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