Lately I’ve been exploring new approaches to classic dishes. I find that we can still enjoy the staples such as mac and cheese or mashed potatoes, by putting a fun veggie spin on them! Recently I did a vegan Caramelized Onion Cauliflower Mash that I loved, so this vegan Pesto Mash was created simultaneously.
Carbs have gotten a bad wrap over the years due to the boom of the Atkins diet in the early 2000’s. However, potatoes pack many nutrients, even more potassium than a banana, which leads to my overall thoughts on the diet..
Moderation and balance is everything!
If you love cauliflower as much as I do, you can easily substitute potatoes for cauliflower and achieve the same results! Don’t have a fondness for arugula?! You can easily substitute with spinach!
What’s fab about this dish, is everything! It’s quick, easy, features staple ingredients, packs arugula, packs flavor, offers a gorgeous color, can easily be made in bulk, perfect for any season, you can sub spinach for arugula to mix it up, pairs with countless dishes, and is just a fun spin on a classic dish!
If you love all things pesto or are searching for fun modern vegan side dishes, you’re going to love these vegan Arugula Pesto Mashed Potatoes!!