Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Almost like eating hummus but with a more subtle flavour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and cube potatoes and boil in water till soft (As for mash potatoes).
  2. Drain potatoes add Potatoes and rest of the ingredients except dressing ingredients into a processor a whiz till smooth.
  3. Note: you could mash all the potato ingredients together with a potato masher for a more courser texture.
  4. Pour out into a serving plate, sprinkle cumin and sumaq and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Serve as an appetizer or as a side to meat.
Most Helpful

I served this with turkish dumplings (manti), and the two went fabulously well together. I spooned yogurt-garlic sauce (1 cup plain yogurt, 1 T minced garlic) and vegetable oil infused with red pepper (heated 1 T crushed red pepper in 3 T veg oil on low heat until the oil had changed color) onto both the dumplings and the mashed potatoes. Yum! In the end, I opted to give this four rather than five stars, though, because while it is fabulous with other middle eastern dishes, when you eat it all on its own, I don't think it is any better than traditional mashed potatoes. It is hard to beat a whole lot of milk and butter!

chaboinga August 27, 2010

These mashed potatoes were a great surprise! They look the same as traditional mash, but the taste is so distinctly meditterranean. I added a little olive oil in place of the butter in my recipe, and still got excellent reviews.

Krista Phillips July 18, 2006