Olive Oil Mash with Herby Green Sauce

Swanky mashed potatoes like these make a lovely side dish beside a cauliflower steak or a BBQ veggie platter — of course, they can be equally enjoyed on the couch with a spoon 😉

Preparation time Prep: 15 mins
cook 20 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 450g Kipfler potatoes
  • Salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Herby Green Sauce
  • 1 bunch chives
  • 1 bunch basil, leaves picked
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2–3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juice
Recipe: Simon Toohey


  • 1Boil the potatoes with their skins on until tender, then place in cold water — this helps make the skin easy to peel.
  • 2Remove the skins from the potatoes while they're still warm. Mash the peeled potatoes to the texture of your liking. Add a generous pinch of salt and olive oil, stir through.
  • 3Pulse the basil and chives with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour into a bowl and top with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Stir through to combine.
  • 4Spoon the green dressing over the mashed potatoes to serve.
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