Easy | Servings: 6 | Ready In: 20 minutes | Yield: 6 cups
Irish colcannon is a traditional comfort food, usually made by mashing together hearty potatoes and cabbage. This dairy-free vegan version swaps out the cabbage for a more vibrant green color with kale. A simple, easy, one-pot dish that works great as a base for a hearty Irish stew. This is healthy comfort food at its finest.
- 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 1 pound), scrubbed and cut into chunks
- 1 bunch kale
- 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
How it’s Done:
To cook the potatoes: Place the potato pieces in a large pot and cover with water. Cover, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
While the potatoes simmer, strip the kale from the stems. Discard the stems. Roughly chop the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces.
After the potatoes have simmered for 10 minutes, add the kale on top. Cover and cook another 2 minutes, to steam the kale.
To make the Vegan Irish Potato Kale Colcannon: When the potatoes and kale are done, drain them. Immediately return them back to the same hot pot and let any excess water steam off.
Add the remaining ingredients: Almond milk, salt, and pepper. Use a potato masher and mash away until creamy!
Taste to adjust seasoning. Enjoy!
Yield: 6 cups
Chef Katie’s Tips
Potato Tip: Using Yukon Gold Potatoes are a thin-skinned potato, which means you don’t have to peel them. You can also use butterball potatoes, or, for a little color, red-skinned potatoes.
Get-Your-Greens Tip: You can use any dark green in place of the kale for this recipe. Chard, collards, and even whole-leaf spinach all hold up well in this recipe.
Nut-Free Version: For nut allergies, swap out the almond milk for another plant-based milk like soy, rice, or hempseed. Just be sure to use plain, unsweetened milk for this recipe.
Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (about 1 cup)
Calories From Fat (7%) 6.68
% Daily Value
- Total Fat 0.78g 1%
- Saturated Fat 0.07g <1%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 146.04mg 6%
- Potassium 670.84mg 19%
- Total Carbohydrates 20.86g 7%
- Fiber 2.65g 11%
- Sugar 1.23g
- Protein 3.8g 8%
- Calcium 63.69mg 6%
- Iron 94.01mg 522%
- Vitamin A 6927.96IU 139%
- Vitamin C 0.01mg <1%
Shopping and Gear List
- Simply Organic Bay Leaf Certified Organic, 0.14-Ounce Container
- Bob’s Red Mill Pearl Barley, 30-ounce
- Edward & Sons Low Sodium Veggie Bouillon Cubes, 2.2-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)