16 June 2008

New Potato Salad with Mint

With the lamb chops the other night we needed the simplest of dishes to compliment this Greek inspired dish. This simple potato salad fit the bill with its hint of mint, splash of good quality olive oil and zing of lemon!! It is just so simple and flavourful to not try over and over again!!!

This brings me back to my childhood when my mom would put sprigs of fresh mint in the saucepan with the tiny new potatoes freshly dug from the garden. I'm not sure if there is anything better!!

** New Potato Salad with Mint**

800g new potatoes
Good bunch of fresh mint
Good glug of extra-virgin olive oil
Squeeze of lemon juice

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Wash the potatoes, then place them into a saucepan and cover with cold water. Add the mint leaves. Bring to the boil and cook for 15-20 minutes until just tender. Drain well, discarding the mint, and put the potatoes into a bowl. Add a good glug of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and plenty of freshly ground black pepper and sea salt, and toss well. Serve them warm or at room temperature. Best Blogger Tips

35 comments:

  1. Nice flavours Val. You can't beat that for a dish! You would love the potatoes here, they have such a wonderful flavour.

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  2. A great combo! Very summery and tasty!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. My love for fresh mint and lemon is so intense that I have to think of recipes NOT to use it. Love new potatoes, just with fresh herbs and butter!!!
    Ps Will do MEME tomorrow!

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  4. Oh that sounds delicious. Mint is my favorite herb.

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  5. Nice take on Greek potato salad. New potatoes are so yummy!

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  6. The meal looks really good. How many people are you cooking for?

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  7. I bet my husband would prefer this to the constant barrage of dijon I subject him to!

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  8. Perfect suggestion: I bought some new potatoes last Saturday at the market and my little herb garden has plenty of mint. Thank you!

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  9. That was simple and refreshing.

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  10. You do come from a family of spud fanatics...grew your own potatoes?

    I will have to try the mint with potatoes...very tempting.

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  11. Love a simple potato salad, no mayo, and bright fresh herbs. I often mix mint and thyme from the garden in my French-style potato salads. Yum.

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  12. A perfect use of some of the mint that I have growing in my backyard.

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  13. What a simple and delicious looking potato salad! I've always wanted to plant potatoes and every time I bring it up my husband looks at me like I'm nuts!

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  14. The potatoes sound simple and delicious.

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  15. Those look incredible Val...now if I can just get them cooked this time!!!

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  16. What a lovely idea to mix potatoes with mint! I make a similar dish with parsley instead of mint, but I'm definitely trying it your way next time.

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  17. Simple, beautiful flavours - a perfect lamb accompaniment!

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  18. a glug of oil, eh? what a great word, glug. it's fun to say. but i digress...
    i've had potatoes and parsley, potatoes and rosemary, potatoes and thyme, but never potatoes and mint. it sounds like a pretty awesome combination, certainly worth a try!

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  19. Nice meal. Potato salads are so nice in the summer. The mint sounds like a nice touch.

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  20. Sounds fabulous. Lamb is a favourite in our house. :-)

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  21. I love potato salad all year round... and particularly in the spring with mint. Lovely recipe and photos!

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  22. Sounds like a great combo of summer flavors!

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  23. This sounds like a great combination. Yummy.

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  24. Sounds great! I love the simple and fresh recipe!

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  25. I think we should enter the language to Jeopardy. The question would be: What's a glug, a bunch and a pinch? Every foodie in the world would jump up and down and say "I know, I know".

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  26. Thats simple perfection! Who needs mayonaise!

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  27. Val... you just know all potatoes cooking possibilities!!!! Aaahhh I love this one. There's fresh mint in my garden and some potates in my kitchen... and I do love potatoes too!
    Never had them this way :D

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  28. Simple and delicious...the perfect side dish! Loving this one, Val! :)

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  29. Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best. Your meal looks delicious!

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  30. i love a good potato salad. I personally like the 'good glug of Olive Oil!'

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  31. New potatoes and mint are a wonderfully classic combination. What a lovely recipe!

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  32. Very nice blog! I will remember the tip of cream of tartarfor the next cake

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  33. Hi !
    Is nice to meet you I posted a "light" recipe for an ice cream, I have also the not light one if you like!
    Ciao
    Isabella

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  34. I planted mint this year, and it is growing like crazy! I was just looking at it yesterday wondering what I was going to do with all of it - so this post is perfect timing!!

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  35. What a great idea to make potato salad with mint, Val! It's something that would never have occurred to me but as soon as I read your post, I wondered why it hadn't. Brilliant.

    -Elizabeth

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