Sunday, November 13, 2011

Meatless Monday - Secret Weapon Potato Salad









I'm not kidding when I say this is possibly the weirdest, but the easiest potato salad of all time.

I've made really rather elaborate potato salads before, with the dressing made from fifteen different ingredients I had to measure and mix myself. And they ARE good... but so is this one!

And the secret weapon? Coleslaw dressing. Yep, I'm mixing my metaphors, confusing my side dishes and generally breaking the laws of nature. But it's all for a good cause - a fast, easy and delicious potato salad that will make people think you spent hours slaving over it. Excellent.

I won't give measurements, it's all to taste, and easily made to however many servings you want.

Ingredients:
red/Desiree potatoes
green onion, sliced
chopped parsley
hot english mustard
coleslaw dressing

Directions:

1. Dice potatoes and cook in boiling salted water until just tender - you don't want them breaking up too much.

2. Add coleslaw dressing, mustard, parsley and green onions and mix. You can add eggs too, I just didn't bother this day. But it's a great addition! Serve chilled or at room temperature.

  
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22 comments:

  1. Cloughjordan wood fired bakeryNovember 14, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    Just wondering how many ingredients are in the coleslaw dressing?

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  2. I see what you mean - sorry, I should have been more clear. I meant fifteen individual components of a dressing I had to mix myself, as opposed to pouring directly from a bottle. Does that answer your question? 

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  3. Mmmmm. Potato salad. Mmmmmmm.

    The beauty of store bought coleslaw dressing is that the number of ingredients and their composition is somebody else's problem. Probably best not to overthnk it!

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  4. I don't claim to be a health nut - I just don't eat meat! Everything else is fair game.

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  5. Cloughjordan wood fired bakeryNovember 14, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    Sorry I was only messin'. Hope no offence caused.

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  6. haha, nup! But it did make me think... perhaps I should put a disclaimer that I'm not an authority on anything but taste ;-)

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  7. I was just thinking potato salad the other day. Must be summer? I always over cook my potato so have started steaming it,  which seems to help a bit. Must say I never considered the slaw tactic, but will give it a go!

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  8. This is so like my potato salad, it's SO good with fresh white bread and loads of pepper *droooool* 

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  9. Mmm that potato salad looks yummy!

    Boring old veggie stir fry for our veggie meal this week.

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  10. We're having veggie stir fry this week too!

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  11. you had me at loads of pepper.... damn. Yum!

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  12. My problem is I mix too enthusiastically! I never have proper hard cubes like in the supermarket ones... too strong for my own good haha

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  13. You couldn't of wrote this at a better time, I've had the biggest potato salad craving for days!
    I know what we will be having for dinner :)

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  14. I totally love easy cooking for summer! 

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  15. I add natural yogurt and some lemon juice to my potato salad - delish! Lovely, lovely blog you have here x

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  16. How good is natural yogurt! I've not eaten it much before this year, but now I'm obsessed. Thatnks for stopping by and your kind words x

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  17. Try this easy and delicious potato salad, no need for 15 ingredients! Just prepare your potatoes as per usual, meanwhile, put 1/4 cup EVOO, 2 Tbsp vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar), 2 tsp dijon, 1 tsp caster sugar and s&p in jar and shake to combine. Dress the warm potatoes in half of this. Then add 1 Tbsp natural yoghurt and 1 Tbsp mayo to the jar, shake again and dress potatoes once more. So it's basically dressing your potatoes with vinaigrette and then adding some creaminess. I also add capers/parsley/spring onions.

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  18. I just cried reading this - I totally want it for lunch! Thank you SO much for sharing!

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  19. Errm, make that either 1/3 or 1/2 cup EVOO - can't do the math right now, but the usual ratio for vinaigrette is 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar I believe... :)

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  20. Yes, and I always add a little extra vinegar... I like it like that!

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  21. Oh, and let the potatoes infuse the vinaigrette for say 15 mins, so the FLAVOUR soaks in! ;)

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  22. Okay, found the recipe, it's a Janelle Bloom recipe, and defo 1/2 cup EVOO. http://www.qvm.com.au/market_recipes.aspx?article_id=124

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