Inspired by a recent discussion about adding flavorful ingredients to perk up mashed potatoes, I came up with a tasty variation tonight to serve alongside salmon steaks from the grill.

Peel two medium potatoes and cut them into 3/4 inch cubes. Boil for 20 minutes or so in salted water with a couple of garlic cloves until they're very soft, then mash (your choice of fork, potato masher, food mill or beater), stirring in 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt and 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill. Add a little potato water if necessary to get the texture right.

The potato, tangy yogurt and dill flavors went together very well indeed, and made a great side dish with the salmon. Definitely two thumbs up.