Spinach potato smash

A fresh alternative to mashed potatoes. Swap in spinach with any dark leaf of your choice (watercress works well too).


  • 1 small bag new potatoes
  • 1 bag fresh spinach OR (same volume of potatoes) frozen spinach
  • juice of 1-2 limes (to taste)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • drizzle good quality olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • sliced spring onions & fresh leaves ( to garnish )


Serves 2-3

  1. Boil potatoes until cooked (about 10-15 minutes).
  2. When cooked (poke a fork into it, it should sink in), throw in your fresh leaves and sliced garlic in for 30 seconds. If using frozen spinach, add it in a few minutes earlier.
  3. Drain everything, let stand in the colander for a few minutes to let the steam evaporate.
  4. Put the potato-spinach-garlic mixture back into the pot and half-mash it to a squashed potato consistency (hold off from getting the mixture at all smooth).
  5. Drizzle with a generous glug of olive oil, and sprinkle in salt & pepper, as well as a squeeze of lime juice. Stir everything in with a large spoon until combined, and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  6. Garnish with spring onions & fresh leaves.
  7. Serve warm or cold – both are delicious šŸ™‚



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrew Marco says:

    that looks so delicious! I’m going to have to give this one a try šŸ™‚

    I was wondering if you were on FB at all? It would be amazing if you could share your recipe in our group, would love for you to join our community of food lovers! Check us out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnlyGoodEats/

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    1. Oh it is šŸ™‚ And brilliant, let me know what you think of it, I’d love to hear how you get on. Unfortunately not on FB with my food, but I will definitely check out the page! Thanks for the comment


  2. Andrew Marco says:

    of course! if you’re ever looking to join FB, we’d love for you to join our group and have you share your work šŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Yum! I’m always looking for a fresh new way to eat potatoes. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

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