Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Green Mashed Potatoes

I like to add color to my potatoes.  To potato salad, I often add peas and carrots.  More color means more nutrients.  So why not add peas to mashed potatoes?  I did.  My husband and I liked it.  Our kids ate their servings with the help of some ranch dressing.

This side dish was fairly simple to make.  Basically it involved combining mashed potatoes and cooked peas.  I smashed the peas with a potato masher (or a fork would also work) and then placed about half of the peas into the blender to puree.  Then I mixed the pea puree and smashed peas into the mashed potatoes until an even green color was achieved.

Whatever you are celebrating--Spring, St. Patrick's Day, or healthier eating--peas make a lovely addition to the plate.  So tell me, are you a fan of peas?

I'm adding this idea to the list at WFMW.
Also, join us at Heavenly Homemakers for the little Green Project!


Brieana Smith said...

Nice! I hate peas, but maybe not so bad in potatoes.. my kids like them so I think we'll try this.

Amy said...

Great idea. I love finding new ways to sneak in vegetables.

phasejumper said...

Great idea! I'm not a huge fan of food coloring, this is a great healthy replacement! Bookmarking this for next St. Patrick's!