Garlic Tahini Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Tahini Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. But they usually have lots of saturated fat to make them creamy. So, let’s find a way to enjoy mashed potatoes that are actually healthy and every bit as creamy as you desire.

Garlic and tahini gives these mashed potatoes a rich and comforting flavor. To keep the overall fat content low, we found that adding some of the cooking liquid back into the potatoes gives them a light, fluffy texture.

These mashed potatoes are perfect with our vegan gravy.

Impress your guests with these mashed potatoes at your next dinner party.

Garlic Tahini Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Tahini Mashed Potatoes


  • 2 pounds red potatoes (about 5 medium-size), cut into 1” cubes, leave skin on
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt added to cooking water
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • About 1 cup potato cooking liquid to achieve the desired consistency
  • Additional salt, to taste
  • Fresh cracked pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot, add water, potatoes, garlic, and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until potatoes are tender and starting to fall apart, stirring occasionally. This should take about about 10 minutes.
  2. Strain potatoes and garlic, saving the cooking liquid in a bowl.
  3. Transfer potatoes and garlic to a mixing bowl, then add tahini and olive oil.
  4. Begin mashing with a large spoon or potato masher. Add enough of the potato cooking liquid to create your desired consistency. We found that about 1 cup of cooking liquid was about right, but adjust to your own liking. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.


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