Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Lentil potato salad recipe

Salads are delicious at anytime of year, when summer comes along then salads are a must.

Chef Jeena prepares a potato salad recipe with Jersey potatoes, green lentils, chestnut mushrooms and watercress.

This potato salad recipe is very filling because of the use of potatoes and lentils, so it is a fantastic salad to have in the evening of a hot summers day.

Chef used a vegan soya and flax seed oil based mayonnaise, you can use whichever mayonnaise you like.

Jersey potatoes have a delicious earthy and nutty flavour which taste great along side the flavour of the green lentils.

Salads are great summer recipes to prepare and eat - potato, bean and lentil based salad are great for a filling meal that still has the light factor for those hot summer days.

Ingredients for Green lentil and potato salad recipe
Jersey new potatoes
Plum tomatoes
Sweet red pepper
Button chestnut mushrooms
1 Small garlic clove (crushed)
Rice bran oil
Salt to taste
1 Cup small green cooked lentils
1 tsp Margarine/butter

Picture of tomato salad.

How to make a green lentil and potato salad

Cook the Jersey potatoes in salted water until soft.

On a medium heat lightly fry the mushrooms, when almost cooked add the garlic and stir well until the garlic is fully cooked.

Drain the water off the cooked lentils. Add green lentils to the pan with the mushrooms and salt to season - keeping the pan on a medium heat keep stiring the lentils for a minute or two. You want to cook away the excess water from the lentils, this should not take long.

Place watercress onto a large plate.

Top with peppers and tomatoes.

Use a spoon to sprinkle the lentils and mushrooms over the salad.

Drain the cooked potatoes and let the butter/margarine melt over the top of the potatoes. You only need a little margarine because of the mayonnaise.

Stir 2-3 spoonfuls of mayonnaise through the potatoes until the potatoes are fully coated.

Place the potatoes on top of the green lentil salad. Serve warm or cold with fresh cracked black pepper (optional). Enjoy Chefs green lentil and Jersey potato salad recipe.


Dawn said...

you make such healthy meals while always making them look so appetizing. you never cease to amaze me.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, yummy! I love that kind of tasty and healthy salad!



Pam said...

What a delicious and healthy looking potato salad - I would never have thought to ad lentils.

Pooja said...

Awesome salad Jeena! You make everything look so easy with your presentation!

Gita said...

Thats a nice colorful salad...apt for summer :)

Ann said...

This is wonderful and healthy summer meal! I want to make this NOW :) The pictures are too good specially the potatoes... yumm

Juliana said...

This dish looks great...not only tasty but healthy as well. Great pictures. Love the combination of the ingredients...yummie!

Kerstin said...

I don't usually like potato salad (I dislike mayo), but this looks SO good - maybe I could use a little goat cheese instead of mayo on the potatoes :)

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Yum, that looks nice and hearty but light enough for summer!

Parita said...

Potato Salad looks delicious..and so colorful..such a unique recipe..never tried potato salad with lentils!!!

Happy cook said...

I love potato salade never had them with lentils, i can imagine how ymmy this wholesome salade is.
Looks really colourfull too.

Nancy - TheSensitivePantry.com said...

Great combo. And, love the colors. I'm sure I'll like the flavors, too.

lissie said...

wow, yummy salad! I would love to have it right now!

Sweta said...

What a healthy combo of carbs and protein!!Love it :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Obviously salads are perfect anytime of the year!!! the mayo coated potatoes are so temtping me lotsa proteins and nutrients I can forget about the carbs from the potatoes!!!

Varsha Vipins said...

Woah..thats one colorful salad..loved those cute potatoes in it..:)

Divya Vikram said...

I love potato salads! Looks healthy with lentils!

Grace said...

i love lentils! they're healthy, they have a fabulous taste and texture, and they're so attractive! also attractive are your gorgeous red tomatoes. great salad, jeena!

Bridgett said...

Talk about delicious, Jeena! You hit the mark on this one! Potato salad can be so heavy at times but I like how you lightened this up with vegetables and didn't use heavy mayo. I love how the lentils add a bit of heft so you don't have to do sauce and potato overload. This looks excellent.

Bharti said...

A little bit of everything- a perfect salad. You got the starches, veggies and protein going on at the same time. Perfect.