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A tasty vegan appetizer or snack with a Mediterranean twist - Smashed Potatoes with Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto | ThisSavoryVegan.com
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Smashed Potatoes with Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

A tasty vegan appetizer or snack with a Mediterranean twist - Smashed Potatoes with Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1 ½ lbs small golden potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • fresh basil for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Prepare Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto according to instructions. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place potatoes in a large pot. Cover with water and place on the stove. Bring water to a boil and simmer until potatoes are fork tender - approx. 15-20 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes and set aside until cool enough to handle. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  • Place potatoes on the baking sheet. Using a potato masher or fork, carefully smash each potato until flat.* Drizzle olive oil and garlic powder over potatoes. Bake for 20 minutes, or until crisp. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with salt.
  • Transfer potatoes to a serving plate and drizzle with sun-dried tomato pesto. Top with additional basil and serve. 

Notes

*If any of your potatoes are too large, you can cut them in half before smashing.