Monday, April 05, 2010

Rushina's Recipes - Piquant Cold Potato Salad

I love potatoes. With their versatility, accessibility and ease of, cooking, potatoes are the most handy mood lifters and can be quite a healthy option (it’s how you cook them that counts.) I always have some boiled spuds in the fridge. It's terribly hot and just the thought of entering the kitchen is enough to send one mad. On days like that having cooked potatoes in the fridge is a boon.

And Potatoes are unnecessarily maligned. Potatoes only get unhealthy when combined with too much fat; cheese and cream. Think about this - just one average potato contains 45% of the daily requirement of vitamin C, as much or more potassium than either bananas, spinach or broccoli, trace amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, iron and zinc.

This is an easy salad to put together for hot lazy days. Substitute Hung yoghurt for Mayonnaise, for a lighter version. Add lettuce and cooked sausage or chicken for a full meal. A healthy, delicious snack, side dish or meal in one!

Piquant cold Potato Salad
1/2 kg baby potatoes, skins on, boiled, and halved
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp minced pickled jalapeno peppers
1 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1 finely chopped onion
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbsp whatever fresh herbs you have on hand (coriander, chives, green onion

In a large bowl, combine everything. Serve chilled.

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