12 February 2013

Green Charlotte Salad


I really think it's time for potato salads to be updated and enjoy the spotlight. You can do so much with potatoes as a base.



You might be wondering about the name of my salad and no it's not named after my favourite aunt. It's actually quite difficult to name a salad and make it sound interesting. I named this salad after the Charlotte potatoes that are the star of the show.

Tender Charlotte potatoes, baby broad beans that have been popped out of their skins, peas, grated courgette and feta, finished off with a drizzle of lemony herb dressing. Mmmmmm!

Just leave the feta off for a tasty vegan salad.







Green Charlotte Salad
A modern potato salad of potatoes, baby broad beans, peas, courgette and feta cheese, with a herb dressing.
Ingredients
  • 500g charlotte potatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 100g baby broad beans
  • 100g frozen peas
  • ½ courgette, grated
  • 100g feta cheese
  • a generous handful fresh herbs (I used dill, chives, mint and basil)
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • a good grinding of black pepper
Instructions

1. Boil the potatoes for 12 minutes until tender. 
2. Boil or steam the baby broad beans and peas for a couple of minutes.
3. Refresh the peas and beans under cold water, then pop all the broad beans out of their skins. It will take you a few minutes to do this, but they are much nicer without skins.  
4. Whizz the herbs, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice together and season with black pepper. 
5. Layer the salad ingredients on plates to serve and drizzle with the herby dressing. 
6. Enjoy.

Details
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Yield: Serves 4 as a side salad or 2-3 for lunch



Here are a few more potato salads for inspiration:

12 comments:

  1. that is one beautiful salad and i'm loving your new style blog posts, very chic!

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  2. I love this potato salad Jacqueline with its lovely lemon vinaigrette, feta and peas and of course the star of the show the Charlotte potatoes.

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  3. Ah, so that's why you said you were shelling broad beans! Good use for them. I was intrigued by this title so you did right in choosing it. I wasn't thinking aunty, but the dessert apple charlotte crossed my mind for some reason ;D

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    1. Ahhh, never thought of that Kellie, now you've put me in the mood of an apple charlotte. Glad the title intrigued you :)

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  4. What a pretty salad. I think I'd use edamame, as broad beans here aren't quite as easy to find fresh this time of year, but lovely fresh peas would indeed complement the feta and vinaigrette, and contrast nicely with the potatoes. This is a picnic post!

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    1. I actually wanted to use edamame Tanita, but I couldn't find any :(

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  5. great salad, great name! I have made my potato salad last night so hope to post it soon!

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    1. Brilliant! Can't wait to see it Johanna :)

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  6. Lovely salad, Jac. The photos transported me to spring.

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    1. I'm trying to pretend it's spring, even though it isn't here yet. I've had enough of winter now.

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