This is my entry for this month's No Croutons Required. There is still time to join in, just make a soup or a salad featuring potatoes and submit your entry to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 20th of February. The line-up and voting poll will be posted the next day and then the winner will be announced on the 28th of February 2009. The rules can be found here. Please remember to include where you are from in your email.
Sweet Potato & Carrot Side Salad
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into sticks
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into sticks
3 spring onions, finely sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup fat free fromage frais
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
peel of 1 orange & 1 lemon
1 handful fresh dill, finely chopped
1 tsp chilli flakes
salt & pepper
feta cheese to serve (optional)
Boil or steam the potatoes and carrot until just tender, then rise under a cold tap to stop the cooking process.
Spoon the fromage frais into a bowl and add all the other ingredients. Mix well. Season.
Mix the potatoes and carrots with the dressing and top with some feta cheese and a little of the peel.