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Smashed Potatoes + Tahini Nutritional Yeast Drizzle


10 mins


35 mins



Smashed Potatoes.  Need I say more?  I made these lovely guys on Saturday and the boy and I devoured them very, very quickly! They were delicious.  So crispy on the outside, and soft and steamy on the inside!  We paired this side dish with two of my all time favourite salads; My Mediterranean Salad, and My Black Kale Salad.

You can also enjoy these Smashed Potatoes on their own, because they are seriously that good! And the sauce, on the sauce…

Well it certainly spices things up and adds alot of nutritional benefits as it is:

  • packed with plant based protein
  • promotes brain energy
  • detoxifying
  • super awesome for vegans as it contains Nutritional Yeast!

Nutritional Yeast is rich in B-vitamins, folic acid, selenium, zinc, and proteins! SUPER SUPER SUPER GOOD FOR YOU STUFF… y’all should really be giving it a chance!


As a Greek Gal I realize that it is a bit strange that I do not eat more Meats and Cheeses.. well it is not weird for me, just for my family, ha.  Slowly but surely they are all catching onto my ways, and “means of living” so I am super proud to watch them evolve, and learn from my decisions. Although Greek people do eat a lot of healthy greens, and fruit I did not have to preach too much about this as we are soo lucky to have been raised off the best of the best foods.  Going back home to Greece every summer I always knew I was going to be spoiled rich with Grandpas amazing garden greens, and Grandmas fulfilling and healthy cooking…

So, like you all know food, and fitness are extremely important to me. Currently I am a 90% plant-based eater.  Everyday I work towards a better diet, and a better me.  Eating plant-based combined with self nourishment, fitness, and positive self-talk has seriously saved my sanity, cleared my soul, and rid my mind of most negative self talk and judgements.  There is truly something to be said about eating healthy, and how it makes you feel! I believe it 100% and will preach forever that if you eat well, you will feel well – most of the time (not all of us are so lucky, and I bless all of those who are suffering Chronic Disease, and Auto Immune Disease).

I leave you all with this delicious recipe, and I really hope you enjoy!

Love from Your Greek Food Goddess XOX

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Smashed Potatoes + Tahini Nutritional Yeast Drizzle

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: SIde Dish
  • Cuisine: Plant Based


  • For the potatoes:
  • 24 baby potatoes, washed, and rinsed (I got mine from Calgary Farmers Market)
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Kouzini
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Garnish:
  • Few slices of lime to finish it off
  • 1/2 of fresh Coriander
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • For the sauce:
  • 2 large tbsp Tahini
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Juice of one lemon
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 3 tsp water – add to reach your desired consistency


  1. Preheat open to 375.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Fill a large pot with water, and bring to a boil.
  4. Add half the tbsp of salt to the water.
  5. Add washed, and rinsed potatoes to water and let them cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Strain potatoes, and add them to the baking sheet.
  7. Drizzle potatoes with 2 tbsp of EVOO, save the other tbsp for the end.
  8. Add the rest of the salt, pepper, and lemon. Toss them around with your hands so that they are well coated, but be careful the potatoes might still be pretty hot.
  9. Pop them in the oven for around 10 minutes at 375, then finish them off with a broil for another 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them to avoid burning!
  10. In the mean time, make the sauce! Add all ingredients, apart from the water to a bowl and stir gently – I used a spoon but a mini whisk is cool. Slowly add water to thin out the sauce. Add as much or as less as you desire!
  11. Remove the potatoes from the oven, and using a large glass just begin to smach the potatoe open by pressing down on them.
  12. Garnish with coriander and lime – hint: vegan butter would be rad here too!
  13. Serve immediately, or great cold too!
  14. Enjoy!


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