Monday, 1 August 2011
Warm potato, green bean and broccoli salad with feta
This based on another BBC Good Food recipes from the salad section, but I seem to be having trouble accessing their site lately. I can't remember the ingredient amounts exactly, but I'll outline it as best I can here.
Takes around 30 minutes too cook in all
400g new potaoes or baby news
200g green (runner/french) beans
A mid-sized crown of broccoli
Juice of half a lemon
A decent handful each of dill and chives
At least 2 -3 tbsp good quality olive oil
A 200g block of feta or goat's cheese
A handful of pine nuts
A bag of baby spinach leaves to serve
I also served the meal with half an avocado each. Because I love avocadoes!
* Chop the beans in half and separate the broccoli into florets
* Bring some water to the boil and cook the potatoes for 15 minutes
* While the potatoes are cooking, mix together the oil, lemon juice and herbs and pine nuts in a large bowl
* When the potatoes are done, remove them from the pan with a slotted spoon and place them in the bowl with the dressing. Mix well.
* Using the water from the potatoes, boil the broccoli and green beans for about 4 minutes. When done add them to the potatoes and dressing and toss together well.
* Cut the feta into small rectangular pieces. Arrange the spinach leaves on plates and spoon the dressed salad mixture on top. Top the salad with the feta cheese. Now is the time to slice your avocado. If you have lemon juice left, squeeze onto the avocado to prevent it browning.
I loved this meal. So healthy, filling and tasty, all in one dish! I did adapt the recipe somewhat, as I served it warm, used feta instead of goat's cheese and added chives and the baby spinach, And the avocado. I didn't feel the recipes would have been interesting or tasty enough without the additions. It's a good time of year to make the most of fresh, in-season produce, so make it now!