Skip the milk and butter and try these creamy Mediterranean Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes.

You'll need: * Yellow or gold potatoes * Fresh garlic * Olive oil * Salt and pepper * Chives (optional)

Step 1: Boil the potatoes and garlic, drain, and return to the pot. Start to mash.

Step 2: Add the olive oil.

Step 3: Continue to mash until smooth and creamy.

Step 4: Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with freshly minced chives, if desired.

Serve them as a vegan side dish at Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any night of the week.

Try them with Vegan Lentil Meatloaf Muffins.

And Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts.