Olive Oil & Yogurt Whipped Potatoes

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Olive Oil & Yogurt Whipped Potatoes

You can use almost any potato for this recipe! Some options include russets, reds, yellows, or whites. Pro tip: russet and white potatoes are easiest to mash. 

What you'll need to make this recipe:

  • Vegetable brush
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large pot
  • Colander
  • Potato masher or wire whisk
  • Small pan
  • Blender or food processor
  • Baking sheet
  • Airtight container


  • 2.2 pounds potatoes (russets, reds, yellows, or whites) cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Cold water, as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons black sesame seeds (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chives, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Wash and scrub the potatoes with a vegetable brush. Cut the potatoes into 2-inch pieces and place into a large pot, cover the potatoes with cold water and a tablespoon of kosher salt. Place the pot on the stove and turn the heat to high. Once the potatoes come to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook the potatoes until the are fork tender but not falling apart (about 20-25 minutes). Remove from the heat and drain the potatoes. Return the potatoes back to the stove for about 30 seconds, just to ensure all the water is removed from the pan and the potatoes are dry
  2. Remove the potatoes from the heat and add in the Greek yogurt and the olive oil. Mash the potatoes using a potato masher or a sturdy wire whisk. DO not over mix the potatoes or they can become gluey. Adjust the seasoning with the salt and white pepper. Hold the potatoes hot until ready to use
  3. To make the dukkah: Toast sunflower seeds over medium heat in a dry pan. Once the seeds become fragrant (1-2 minutes) remove them from the heat and place into a bowl. Next toast the sesame seeds and whole spices
  4. Place the remaining ingredients for the dukkah into a blender or food processor along with the toasted spices, seeds, and nuts. Pulse the dukkah until it resembles coarse meal. It should not be a fine powder. Transfer the dukkah to a baking sheet or large plate and allow to cool
  5. The dukkah is now ready to use. Store the dukkah in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks, or place in the freezer for 2-3 months
  6. To serve, spoon some of the warm mashed potatoes into a serving dish and drizzle the top with some extra virgin olive oil, followed by some of the sunflower seed dukkah, and chives
  7. Serve alongside roasted meats, grilled fish, or roasted veggies. Enjoy!

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