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Root Vegetable Mash

  • Author: Flora & Vino
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: ~3 cups
  • Diet: Vegan


Mix up your mashed potatoes with this oil-free root vegetable mash with root veggies, tahini, and a garlic herb seasoning. Perfect for a holiday side!


Root Vegetable Mash:

  • 1 cup white potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup carrot, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup parsnips, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup runny tahini

Garlic Herb Seasoning:

  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper

For Serving: fresh parsley


  1. Rinse, peel, and chop the root vegetables into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Place the chopped root veggies in a large pot and add enough water to cover them by one inch. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil over high heat. Boil the root veggies until they are very tender, about 10-12 minutes. 
  3. While the root vegetables are cooking, prepare your garlic herb seasoning in a small bowl and set aside. 
  4. Drain the cooked root vegetables in a colander, then rinse briefly with cool water. 
  5. Add in the tahini, almond milk, and garlic herb seasoning to the same pot used to boil the vegetables. Stir and heat over low until the tahini is runny and the almond milk is steaming.
  6. Once the almond milk is warm, add the root vegetables back to the pot, turn off the heat and mash with a potato masher. Once the potatoes are mostly mashed, use a hand mixer to briefly whip the root veggies until they are light and fluffy. Taste the mixture and add Himalayan sea salt to taste.
  7. Serve the Root Vegetable Mash in a large serving bowl or platter with fresh parsley. 
  8. Store leftovers in the fridge for 5-7 days and reheat before serving.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar-Free