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Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Quinoa

Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Quinoa

I saw this post the other day, from I Eat Grains, and it piqued my interest. There wasn’t a recipe or anything, Rachel was just sharing a meal she had, specifically mashed potatoes with quinoa mixed in.

It sounded good, but of course I had to make it my own, so I did what any self-respecting vegan would do and I added kale. Tada!

Seriously, this hardly counts as a recipe… it’s so easy!


Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Quinoa
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 bunch kale, cleaned, destemmed and chopped
  2. 1 t diced garlic
  3. pinch of sea salt
  4. 3-4 medium russet potatoes, peeled, cubed and boiled until tender
  5. 1/3 cup of your favorite non-dairy milk
  6. 3 tablespoons Earth Balance
  7. 1+ teaspoon salt (plus more to taste... possibly A LOT more if you're anything like me!) and pepper
  8. 2 cups red quinoa, cooked
Instructions
  1. Water saute the kale with the garlic and pinch of sea salt for 3-5 minutes, until tender.
  2. In the meantime, mash your potatoes in a large bowl, and mix in milk, EB and salt. Taste test, and add more salt if you'd like.
  3. Mix in the quinoa and kale, then check seasoning again.
Notes
  1. This makes 4 BIG sides!
Adapted from I Eat Grains
Adapted from I Eat Grains
That Was Vegan? http://www.thatwasvegan.com/
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  • Annie March 7, 2012, 7:19 pm

    What a pretty dish! I could make a meal out of that.

    • Barb March 8, 2012, 8:29 am

      Thanks! I could too 🙂

  • epicureanvegan March 8, 2012, 9:49 am

    What great ingredients to combine into one dish!

    • Barb March 9, 2012, 12:01 pm

      They all taste really great together!

  • Linda Evans March 8, 2012, 6:41 pm

    I like the red quinoa against the potatoes and anything is better with kale.

  • Heather March 9, 2012, 11:00 am

    mmmm this has me craving mashed potatoes and kale- and the quinoa mixed in; BONUS!!!

    • Barb March 9, 2012, 11:59 am

      I’m wishing I had made more 🙂

  • Marey March 16, 2014, 7:38 pm

    Made this tonight… dish came together really quickly/easily, and the flavours & textures were amazing! DELICIOUS! Thanks for providing the inspiration I needed to get a decent supper on the table! 🙂

    • Barb March 17, 2014, 7:12 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and you’re welcome! 🙂

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