scallion mashed potatoes with labneh


  • 5 waxy potatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • evoo
  • labneh
  • chicken broth
  • flaky sea salt
  • black pep on the big grind


get a pan of water boiling and salt accordingly (should be salty like the sea).

peel the potatoes, make sure to keep them whole. next peel the garlic, and keep these whole too.

once the water is boiling, add the potatoes and the cloves of garlic.

keep everything on a rolling boil for 35-45 minutes, or until the potato is very soft and almost falling apart.

drain the potato and garlic mixture and add them back into the pan.

finely chop a large handful of scallions (about 4) and add to the mixture, along with one cup of labneh, a good glug of evoo, quarter of a cup of chicken broth and then season with salt pepper.

mash everything together with a potato masher, until you reach desired consistency. i prefer some small lumps, rather than it being completely smooth, it's more interesting to eat that way.

transfer everything to your favorite serving bowl, dress the potato with more finely chopped scallions, another glug of evoo, flaky sea salt and black pep on the big grind.

mash is not just for the holiday season, it is to be enjoyed all year round!