Crispy garlic lemon herb potatoes are a delicious and flavorful side dish that is perfect for any meal. The potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and they are flavored with a sauce made of mixture of lemon and herbs, which gives them a bright and fresh taste.
What is the secret ingredient in this garlic lemon sauce?
Hummus actually makes for a great sauce. It comes in lots of flavors, mixes well, has lot of nutritional value, and is a lower calorie dressing option (rather than dressings with lots of oil). I love to use garlic hummus because it already comes packed with flavor. You could also try a lemon, mediterranean, or roasted red pepper hummus.
How To Cook Crispy Potatoes
I always recommend rinsing your potatoes in cold water after you cut them up. Pat dry thoroughly after to get off any excess water. In this recipe I do slightly larger wedge potato pieces. Try to choose gold or red potatoes as they are more flavorful than the traditional white potato.
I like to drizzle with a little olive oil to help them crisp up (and also helps the seasoning stick). This is optional but highly recommended.
I love to cook with an air fryer. This recipe can of course be made without it, but the air fryer is a simple way to create a fully crispy potato on all edges. An alternative would be to bake in the oven at 400 F for 25-30 min (will depend on strength of oven).
You do not have to use parsley- you can substitute dill or thyme or oregano based on what you have available. Fresh herbs give the dish a more vibrant color but dried herbs will still create a flavorful dish. Did you know fresh herbs have a higher level of antioxidants? You can read about more of the health benefits here.
Crispy Garlic Lemon Herb Potatoes
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup finely diced parsley
- ⅓ cup garlic hummus + ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Splash water
- Cut potatoes into wedges. Rinse under cold water and pat dry.
- Add olive oil and spices on top. Air fry for 24-26 min. Potatoes should be slightly browned and crispy.
- Mix sauce ingredients together and whisk well.
- Drizzle over crispy potatoes. (If you're not eating the whole dish in one day consider only putting sauce on potatoes you are eating at that time).