Smashed Potato Salad


I keep dreaming I have halitosis.


Like, in every dream I encounter someone who alerts me to my offensive breath.


I’ll be in a deep convo and then, “Oh, by the way your breath is just awful…”


It’s permeating my conscious thoughts. I’m brushing my teeth 4 times a day. Excessive flossing (3 times today thus far but I’m thinking I can squeeze another one in) and lots of mouth wash. I’m standing far away from the poor souls forced to come in contact with me. I even priced those little face masks doctors wear, but they didn’t have any cute patterns.


Perhaps it has something to do with the amount of onion & garlic I consume.



Time: 2 hours (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4-6 as a side


  • 1 pound of baby red potatoes, washed
  • 1 head of cauliflower, washed + trimmed into florets
  • 1 package of soyrizo
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of cashews, raw
  • 1 tsp. of agave nectar
  • 3 chipotles in adobo + 1 tbsp. of the saucy goodness
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 4 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tsp. of smoked paprika
  • S+P, to taste
  • Green onion, for serving

How to:

  • Place cashews in a bowl + cover with supes hot water, set aside for 1 hour
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Place potatoes in a pot + fill with water until covered + a pinch of S
  • Bring to a boil + cook for 20 minutes or until just fork tender
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add onion, cook for 3 minutes
  • Add soyrizo, cook until done, set aside
  • Once potatoes are cool, arrange quarters on a lined baking sheet
  • Smash with fork + drizzle with 1 tbsp. of olive oil + S+P
  • Spread cauliflower florets on another lined baking sheet
  • Drizzle with 1 tbsp. of olive oil + some S+P
  • Roast both pans together
  • Meanwhile, add drained cashews + 2 tbsp. of lemon juice + agave + chilis + saucy goodness + smoked paprika + S+P to a food processor
  • Process on low and drizzle in remaining olive oil until smooth, put in the fridge
  • In a bowl, combine smashed potatoes + cauliflower + soyrizo + some green onion + S+P
  • Drizzle on some of your saucy goodness aioli + remaining lemon juice + garnish with more green onion
  • Serve warm or room temp
  • I made this thinking it would be a side dish but alas it was my dinner for 2 nights, yes it only lasted 2



Inspiration from here!

Vegan aioli from here!


5 thoughts on “Smashed Potato Salad

  1. Osyth says:

    Onions and garlic? Chew parsley. Raw. This is why market stalls in France always have huge bouquets of the stuff right by the place you pay. And think how healthy your blood is …. it’s actually doing pumped up laps inside you. πŸƒ


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