Herb And Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to cut out starchy foods completely. You can still enjoy them in the right portion sizes! This recipe for mashed potatoes skips the butter and cream and uses healthier ingredients to make a dish that is still tasty and full of flavor.


  • 10 baby golden potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
  • ¼ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon's zest
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup dill, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium, and cook, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain. Add lemon juice and olive oil, and begin mashing by hand or with an electric mixer.
  3. When mixture is smooth and creamy, stir in lemon zest, cilantro, dill, salt and pepper. Serve warm.

Recipe credited to Diabetes Food Hub. Check out the recipe HERE

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Yield: 6
Serving Size: ½ cup
Calories: 120
Sodium: 205 miligrams
Fat: 4.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.6 grams
Carbs: 18 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Cholesterol: 0 miligrams

American Diabetes Association

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