Ginger-Sesame Mashed Potatoes


Chef: Edward Sun of Cafe Sunflower in Atlanta. “When our large extended family gets together for the holidays, meals are a mash-up between traditional Thanksgiving fixings and dishes from our elder Chinese relatives. The fresh ginger and sesame oil in mashed potatoes is a literal translation of merging cultural palates,” says Sun. Sesame oil lends flavor to a simple potato mash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, if desired.

  • 8Servings


  • salt
  • soy margarine
  • plain soymilk
  • Yukon Gold potatoes
  • -long piece fresh ginger
  • pure sesame oil


1 | Bring potatoes, ginger, salt, and enough water to cover potatoes by 1 inch to a boil in large saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. 2 | Drain, and discard ginger. Return potatoes to pot, and mash with remaining ingredients over medium-low heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Per 3/4-cup serving
  • Calories: 80
  • Carbohydrate Content: 16 g
  • Fat Content: 2 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 66 mg