Mashed Taro

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This flavorful Mashed Taro recipe is so easy to prepare, made with only 5 ingredients. Taro is known as dasheen is cooked until forked tender, mashed with garlic, vegan butter, and salt. 

Mashed Taro

Of lately, I have been including more ground provisions like mashed taro into our diet and we are thoroughly enjoying them. Try some of my ground provision recipes, Taro Chips, Yellow Yam Salad, and Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding.

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Mashed Taro

Other names for taro are dasheen, eddo, Kalo, coco, malanga is a root vegetable grown in Jamaica, the rest of the Caribbean, Central America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

Growing up in Jamaica, we always have a taro or dasheen bush growing in our yard, my mom harvest the bush, and dug the dasheen tubers or corms, she would boil them with other side dishes like Jamaican dumplings, yellow yam, cassava, She also added it to soups, like Vegan Pumpkin Soup.

So recently, I  bought dasheen at my local Caribbean supermarket, I decided to prepare dasheen different from the traditional Jamaican methods. Mashed dasheen or mashed taro is a simple yet flavorful recipe that the entire family will enjoy. It makes the perfect vegan and gluten-free side dish. Mashed Taro is traditionally enjoyed in Hawaii and the Fuji Islands.

Mashed Taro Ingredients

  • Taro
  • Olive Oil
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Vegan Butter
  • Salt

How To Mashed Taro

  1. Peel taro and cut into large chunks.
  2. Add taro plus 1 teaspoon of salt to a large pot and cover with cold water, bring water to boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer, cover the pot and allow to cook for 25-30 minutes or until taro when pierced with a fork is soft.
  4. While taro is boiling, heat a small saucepan over medium heat, add minced garlic cook until fragrant, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. 
  5. Using a colander drain the taro and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  6. Mash taro using a potato masher or a handheld mixer until smooth and fluffy. 
  7. Add vegan butter, roasted garlic, salt and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

What To Serve With Mashed Taro?

Mashed Taro Recipe in a white bowl, on a grey background

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Nutrition

Energy:
140 kcal / 585 kJ
Fat:
0 g
Protein:
2 g
Carbs:
28 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
25 min
Ready in:
35 min
For:
4 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Peel taro and cut into large chunks.
  2. Add taro plus 1 teaspoon of salt to a large pot and cover with cold water, bring water to boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer, cover the pot and allow to cook for 25-30 minutes or until taro when pierced with a fork is soft.
  4. While taro is boiling, heat a small saucepan over medium heat, add minced garlic cook until fragrant, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. 
  5. Using a colander drain the taro and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  6. Mash taro using a potato masher or a handheld mixer until smooth and fluffy. 
  7. Add vegan butter, roasted garlic, salt and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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