Causa – Peruvian Mashed Potatoes with Chicken and Avocado
Causa – Peruvian Mashed Potatoes with Chicken and Avocado
  • prep: 25 min
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    Visiting Lima, I attended a Peruvian cooking class at SKY KITCHEN. The class was amazing! We made a classic Peruvian dish: Causa. Causa is a layered dish of mashed potatoes, chicken salad, and avocado. It’s a complete meal in one dish! And the presentation is stellar. At Sky Kitchen, I also learned how to “decorate” my food and make it visually gorgeous (along with tasting fabulous). The key to this dish is to use 2 different types of potatoes to reduce the amount of water that could be found in the mashed potatoes. Also, the Aji Amarillo molido sauce is necessary to have. If you don’t have it, you can always use a yellow chili paste. Buen Provecho!

    Ingredients

    • 1 yellow potato, peeled (no skin)
    • 2 white potatoes, peeled (no skin)
    • ¼ cup vegetable oil (do not use olive oil for the taste will change)
    • 3-4 key limes
    • 3 Tbsp Aji Amarillo molido (or you can use a yellow chili paste)
    • 6 ounces of roasted/baked chicken breast (boneless/skinless) and shredded
    • 4 Tbsp plain nonfat Greek yogurt (such as Fage or Chobani)
    • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
    • Salt & Pepper to taste
    • Sauce ingredients:
    • ½ small onion, minced
    • 2 Tbsp White wine vinegar
    • 1-2 Tbsp Aji Amarillo paste or a yellow bell pepper paste
    • 1 Tbsp lime juice
    • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 417 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 33 g 51.15%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 25.86%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 7 mg 2.28%
    • Sodium: 702 mg 29.25%
    • Calcium: 22 mg 2.24%
    • Potassium: 489 mg 13.97%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.94%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 29 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 23.54%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 18.73%
    • Vitamin C 53.86%
    • Vitamin D 0.05%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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