Hello & Happy Thursday!!
Lately I’ve been exploring new approaches to classic dishes. I find that we can still enjoy the staples such as mac and cheese or mashed potatoes, by putting a fun veggie spin on them! Recently I did a vegan Caramelized Onion Cauliflower Mash that I loved, so this vegan Pesto Mash was created simultaneously.
Carbs have gotten a bad wrap over the years due to the boom of the Atkins diet in the early 2000’s. However, potatoes pack many nutrients, even more potassium than a banana, which leads to my overall thoughts on the diet..
Moderation and balance is everything!
If you love cauliflower as much as I do, you can easily substitute potatoes for cauliflower and achieve the same results! Don’t have a fondness for arugula?! You can easily substitute with spinach!
What’s fab about this dish, is everything! It’s quick, easy, features staple ingredients, packs arugula, packs flavor, offers a gorgeous color, can easily be made in bulk, perfect for any season, you can sub spinach for arugula to mix it up, pairs with countless dishes, and is just a fun spin on a classic dish!
If you love all things pesto or are searching for fun modern vegan side dishes, you’re going to love these vegan Arugula Pesto Mashed Potatoes!!
Why this recipe rocks:
Perf for any season
Can pair with countless dishes