The other day I was looking through my ingredients in the kitchen only to realise that I had somehow managed to buy three lots of potatoes? Not sure how I managed this but this left me with the challenge of not serving up the same meal three days in a row! (Love cooking challenges!!) I know, I know, I’m a kitchen geek.🤓
Now, as a family, we can’t get enough of a typical potato salad but I think even the hubby would look at me like I’m stark raving mad if I popped it on the table several days in a row. Raised eyebrows and whispers that mummy had finally lost the plot spring to mind.
So, on day one we produced the usual potatoes, vegan mayo and spring onion. On day two we roasted them with garlic and rosemary but on day three I was truly stumped. What else can you do with new potatoes, seriously? Then an idea struck me. Many moons ago (pre-vegan) a Polish friend of ours made an egg and leek salad with peas, mayo and gherkin in it and it was truly delicious. I thought the potatoes would give the same ‘bite’ as egg and if I switched the leek to spring onion for the kid’s sake (it’s the only onion they’ll let me use) then we are on the path of a winning dish. And it really is…
Minty potato and pea salad
- 500g new potatoes
- 1 cup cooked peas
- 3 spring onions
- Handful of mint
- 3 or 4 gherkins (we used these ones)
- A handful of chopped cucumber
- 1 cup plain soya yoghurt
- 1 tbs toasted cumin seeds
- Seasoning to taste
- Cook and cool your potatoes and peas.
- Dry fry your cumin seeds in a small pan until you hear them pop.
- Slice the cooled potatoes into smaller bite-sized pieces.
- Chop the onion, gherkins, cucumber and mint.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and season.
This versatile dish is great for picnics, lunchboxes, as a main meal or a side dish. It has been so well received in our household that there will be no doubt in my mind what recipe to use next time I have a spare spud or two hanging around. Tell us your potato tales and keep me inspired with new recipes. Share with us and tag your photos on Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.
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