Herby Smashed New Potatoes

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Early summer brings an abundance of new potatoes. These are best enjoyed simply tossed with fresh herbs, which enhance their natural sweetness.

Serves 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian


  • 200g new potatoes, cleaned but skin left on, cut in half
  • Small handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Small handful fresh mint, finely chopped
  • A few fresh chives, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Jennifers Tips

Upcyling: Heat the leftover potatoes in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, then add 2 beaten eggs along with chopped fresh herbs. Allow to cook over a low heat for 3 minutes, grate over Parmesan, then place under a hot grill until bubbling hot and golden

Photo and recipe taken from The Balance Diet Cookbook.

  • Put the potatoes in a large pan of boiling water, and cook at a steady boil until a fork easily pierces them – about 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix the herbs, black pepper, and olive oil.
  • Drain the potatoes and return to the pan.  Add the herb mixture, and stir through, then partially mash the potatoes using either the back of a wooden spoon or a potato masher.  You don’t want to completely mash the potatoes, just to break then up, so that the herbs are crushed into them.
  • Serve immediately.