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Patriotic Potato Salad (with Mint & Orange Dressing)

Potato salad mint orange dressing

In honour of the aforementioned National Potato Day, I thought I’d leave you with a little patriotic something, inspired by those colours that you’ll find prominent in that Irish flag of ours.

The recipe for this is more or less in the title – newly boiled potatoes are tossed in a yoghurt-based dressing flavoured with fresh mint and orange zest, giving a salad gently flecked with the green and the orange of the tricolour.

When boiling the potatoes, do make sure that the boiling water is well salted, and add a few mint leaves and perhaps a few lightly crushed cloves of garlic to the boiling water to bring a little extra flavour to the pot.

You’ll need:

  • 6 tblsp natural yoghurt
  • 2 tblsp finely chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tsp orange juice (or more to taste)
  • 0.5 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp finely chopped chives (or more to taste)
  • pinch of salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 800g potatoes, preferably waxy or new potatoes, boiled or steamed until tender

You’ll also need:

  • Not a lot, really. A fork to eat it all would be handy I ‘spose.

The Steps:

  • Mix together the yoghurt, mint, orange juice and zest and chives. Season to taste with a little salt and black pepper, toss with the still-warm potatoes et voilĂ , you’re done.

The Variations:

  • Instead of boiled or steamed potatoes, try this dressing with roasted potato chunks instead.

The Results:

  • Serves around 4 as a side dish