This healthy mashed potato recipe gets a Latin twist with yuca--also known as cassava--along with a swirl of Spanish-inspired pesto made with Marcona almonds and Manchego cheese. Use the leftover pesto to flavor steamed or roasted vegetables.
Superbly crisp and buttery-tasting Marcona almonds have recently become more popular and more available. These Spanish almonds are a little flatter than ordinary almonds, with richer flavor. Always skinned, most Marcona almonds have already been sautéed in oil and lightly salted when you get them. Find them in specialty stores or online at tienda.com.
167 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 24.1g; dietary fiber 1.8g; sugars 1.2g; fat 6.9g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 0.8mg; vitamin a iu 120.8IU; vitamin c 11.9mg; folate 15.2mcg; calcium 36.3mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 23.1mg; potassium 314.6mg; sodium 255.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg.