New Potatoes and Vegetables Salad

July 20, 2012 Published by Dina 4 Comments

We have been eating pretty simply these last few days, you have seen the postings. A salad here, a chilled soup there, corn on the cob almost every day. Everything so fresh, so flavourful and so seasonal. That’s how I enjoy cooking the most. Today for lunch I put together this lovely potatoes and vegetables salad tossed with a store bought mayonnaise and flavoured with a bunch of fresh dill, chopped and mixed into the salad. The new potatoes are so beautiful right now. White skinned, buttery and fresh they cook in no time and I tend to steam rather than boil them. Once cooked they are a good item to keep in the fridge for a day or two to be made into salads on the spur of the moment. I cooked these potatoes yesterday and it helped in making this quick salad at the last minute. Except the new potatoes, all the veggies in this dish were raw: freshly shelled green peas, summer squash, little carrots and a couple of handfuls of shredded green cabbage. I served it in a large bowl with small bowls on the side so each one could dish themselves a little salad and eat it on the patio at their leisure. With sliced up baguette and a cold drink, what more do we need for lunch?


Ingredients:


8 new potatoes, steamed, cooled and peeled

1 cup freshly shelled peas, uncooked

2 small garden carrots, thinly sliced on a mandolin

1 yellow summer squash, thinly sliced on a mandolin

2 cups shredded cabbage

1 cup mayonnaise

Fresh dill, chopped


Directions:


Cut the cooked and peeled potatoes into quarters and then slice each quarter into 4-5 pieces. Place in a large bowl.

Add shelled peas, carrots, yelow squash and shredded cabbage and toss to mix.

Add the mayo and mix gently with a spatula to incorporate.

Add chopped dill as well as salt and pepper to taste.

Pile potato salad in a serving bowl and serve with sliced baguette.


 

New Potatoes-Vegetables Salad
New Potatoes-Vegetables Salad
New potatoes-vegetables salad

 

 

4 Comments

  • Cindy Law says:

    Dina, I love your blog and the stylish photos with your great recipes!! This recipe is simple, healthy and delicious…I am looking forward to trying your other recipes.

    Keep up the great blog!
    Cindy

    • Dina says:

      Cindy, nice hearing from you. We are in Kelowna and I look forward to seeing you when we get back. I hope all is well. Ciao,
      Dina

  • Deeeelish! Great recipe for a get-together or picnic. I have a huge family, so this is perfect to make in a big batch and bring to a family gathering this summer!

    • Dina says:

      Julia, thanks for visiting. As we speak I am serving this salad to a group of friends and family. I checked out your beautiful blog, love your oatmeal recipe with the peaches. Got to try it this week. Stay in touch.
      Ciao,
      Dina

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