Patriotic Potato Salad (with 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.
- 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.
- 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 voilà, you’re done.
- Instead of boiled or steamed potatoes, try this dressing with roasted potato chunks instead.
- Serves around 4 as a side dish