Thursday, 22 May 2014

New Potato Salad with a Yoghurt and Coriander dressing.


Monday 19th May marks the start of Yogurt Week launched by yogurt council; It is the UK’s first celebration of all things yogurt. Yogurt contains a range of nutrients important for a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, and is a versatile food staple for all the family to enjoy. Yogurt can be used in many forms, you can create sweet dishes, savoury dishes, it can be eaten for breakfast lunch and dinner.

As part of Yogurt Week, the Yogurt Council will be working with a number of different partners and supporters to pass on the positive benefits of yogurt. I love yogurt and to help promote awareness to eating yogurt I have created this wonderful yogurt recipe to entice and persuade my readers to cook, bake, eat and drink yogurt and include it in your daily diets.  

If I have got you excited about yogurt and you want to find out more about it you can get further information  by visiting loveyogurt.org or follow their  Facebook page  & Twitter via loveyogurtuk. In the run up to Yogurt Week, a wide variety of information and recipes will be made available that highlight just how good yogurt can be, along with a number of ways to make the most of yogurt in daily life. You can check out their website to see their yogurt recipe book and meal planner.

I adore cooking with yogurt and I actually make my own yogurt at home using milk and live yogurt culture. You can check out some of my recipes made with yogurt here:
Salted Jeera Lassi
Coconut shrikand with strawberies
Black Gram in yoghurt gravy
Coconut and yoghurt chutney
Drum Sticks in yoghurt gravy


In celebration of yogurt week I am sharing my recipe for New potato salad with yohurt and coriander dressing.

Delicious new potato salad in a spicy creamy yogurt and coriander dressing.

Ingredients:

480 g new mini baby potatoes
1 teaspoon salt( for adding to water for boiling)
12 mini cherry tomatoes assorted red/orange/yellow
3 spring onions finely chopped
1/2 red pepper diced
1/2 green pepper diced
1/2 yellow pepper diced
1 green chilli finely chopped
2 springs fresh coriander for garnish.


Dressing:

120 g natural Greek yoghurt
Small bunch fresh coriander
1/2 cooking apple( must be tart)
4 green chillies
Juice of 1 lemon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar

Method:

1. Wash the coriander and pat it dry.
2. Roughly chop the coriander stalks and leaves and transfer the coriander to a large blender jug.
3. Slice the chillies and remove seeds and roughly chop them, add them to blender jug.
4.Core the apple and cut it into chunks leave the skin on.Add the apple to the blender jug.
5. Add the sugar, lemon juice and salt and blend the coriander mixture to form a smooth  paste.
6. Transfer the paste to a clean jar and keep refrigerated. (This paste will keep in fridge for up to 1 week and can be used on pasta, sandwich fillings and salad dressings.)
7. Boil the new potatoes in salted water until tender.Once potatoes are boiled blanch them in cold water to refresh them. Drain and add the cooked potatoes to a large bowl.
8. Add the peppers, whole tomatoes, 2/3 of the spring onions and chillies to the bowl.
9. In a separate bowl add the Greek yoghurt and add to it three tablespoons of the coriander paste previously made and stir it in.
10. Add the coriander and yoghurt dressing to the large bowl and toss all the ingredients until the potatoes and vegetables are coated in the dressing.
11.Transfer the salad to a large serving platter and garnish with the remaining chopped coriander and spring onions.


I would like to thank yogurt council for asking me to help promote yohurt week.I received supermarket vouchers to purchase ingredients to create my recipes.

NB- The dressing is fairly spicy, if you don't like spicy food omit the chillies.

61 comments:

  1. This looks like a great recipe for the summer, will definitely be giving it a try

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks and sounds delicious! Blessings, Catherine

    ReplyDelete
  3. looks refreshing and healthy. Love yogurt with almost anything.

    ReplyDelete
  4. The potato salad sounds fab! I made coleslaw using yoghurt instead of mayo and made it so much lighter - I'd imagine it would do the same to potatoes too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What awesome recipes!! I was just thinking yesterday about recipes to make during hot weather and these are perfect- thank you :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That looks absolutely delicious and sounds like it will taste amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This looks yummy. I love the way it uses apple in the dressing mixed with yogurt. Quite unusual

    ReplyDelete
  8. This looks so tasty and very summery x

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love love love yogurt. The salad looks delicious. Patricia x

    ReplyDelete
  10. It looks amazing!
    I love new potatoes salads!

    ReplyDelete
  11. that dressings sounds delicious x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh this sounds delicious! Great for summer

    ReplyDelete
  13. I adore potato salad, and this looks like a great twist. I bet the yogurt cuts the calories too :-)
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have never heard of yogurt week. Interesting as we only eat it on it's own or with fruit.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I always have a pot of natural yoghurt in the fridge as it is so versatile. I use it with fruit and granola for breakfasts, with mint as a dip and I love the idea of using it in a potato salad.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love those recipes and adore yoghurt. So versative. You can use in both sweet and savoury dishes, eat it on its own, or eat it frozen. All that and it's so good for you too. BTW, no I'd never heard of Yogurt Week either!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This looks so delicious. Perfect for summer.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh yum this sounds delicious I wouldn't have thought of using yoghurt in salad :) x

    ReplyDelete
  19. Looks like it will be very refreshing on a hot day.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Easy yet healthy salad, loved this yogurt dressing ...

    ReplyDelete
  21. Healthy and comforting to look at potato salad. My idea for a perfect meal.
    Deepa

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very simple and tasty dressing.. the salad looks inviting. Lovely click and nice serving bowls.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Who can resist to this fantastic salad, i bet the yogurt makes the salad more appealing.

    ReplyDelete
  24. This looks very tasty and healthy! I love how refreshing it looks too!

    ReplyDelete
  25. That potato salad sounds wonderful, I think I might try making it.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Mmm, delicious. Doesn't summer food always look more appetizing than anything else? Hehe

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

    ReplyDelete
  27. I really love yoghurt but never actually use it for anything in cooking. The potato salad looks lovely though so def going to try it out :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. oh yummy i love potatoe salad last week i found myself buying it by the tbload and eating it straight just on its own, i should learn to make it myself though x

    ReplyDelete
  29. The salad looks delicious, might have to try making it!

    ReplyDelete
  30. this would be perfect for summer barbeques! I cant wait for warmer weather to start eating in the garden :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. what a great idea and I would never have thought to use yoghurt , thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  32. Potato salad.. the best thing to eat that is quick and simple..Would you ever eat it with tomato ketchup?

    ReplyDelete
  33. This sounds so much more exciting that plain potato salad

    ReplyDelete
  34. it looks delicious. We love potato salad although I've never used coriander in it - we have lots growing in the garden, so I think I'll try it this week

    ReplyDelete
  35. Just checked out my veggie rack after reading the title! I have pretty much everything handy and going to make this evening :) Lovely salad... And a wonderful way to play with baby potatoes <3

    ReplyDelete
  36. That looks absolutley delicious

    ReplyDelete
  37. I love the idea of this as I love potato salad but really hate mayonnaise these days so I always miss out. I never thought of using yogurt instead so great idea, thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  38. What a great potato salad. I do love poataoes and I'm making a salad with them today, but just going for a simple dill and mayo dressing.

    ReplyDelete
  39. STUNNING photos and such a fab recipe too Nayna!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Your post made me smile;I roast potatoes in a yoghurt and coriander marinade. The flavours you introduce in your recipe are undoubtedly a naturally fabulous pairing x

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love potato salad this looks and sounds lovely x

    ReplyDelete
  42. This sounds delish! I love a good potato salad

    ReplyDelete
  43. What a gorgeous summer recipe, it sounds delicious x

    ReplyDelete
  44. mm looks great! Sounds like it would be lovely on a summer afternoon served with a bbq! yummy xx

    Jess
    http://owlcrazymummy.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  45. that looks delish! perfect for this weather! x

    ReplyDelete
  46. This looks amazing - perfect for summer!

    Ashleigh

    ReplyDelete
  47. Hi Nayna, love the look of the salad and I'm tempted by Salted Jeera Lassi andCoconut shrikand with strawberries as well

    ReplyDelete
  48. That dressing sounds fantastic - very summery! Will have to give this a go!

    ReplyDelete
  49. That dressing sounds fantastic - very summery! Will have to give this a go!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Hi there,
    This is the second time I contacted you about your blog and this is just a follow up. If this message disturbs you, I apologize. I will make sure that this would be my last message that regards to our project.
    We MyTaste.com, one of the biggest recipe search engine in United States, Canada and in the world, would like to give you an opportunity to add your food blog to the Top Food Blog list, have your recipes indexed on our site and make your recipes available to many people. All you just have to do is add the URL of your blog in this link:
    http://www.mytaste.com/top-food-blogs

    This is one of many ways to share your recipes to the world and it can also help you to increase your blog traffic. EXPOSE YOUR BLOG!!
    For any questions: info@mytaste.com

    ReplyDelete
  51. Great salad to serve with a BBQ this summer.

    @jaizduck

    ReplyDelete
  52. This looks great, will be trying it out shortly.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I am a big fan of plain yoghurt too but would never have the confidence to make my own, nor am I as talented as you in the kitchen. Would love to eat like this if I was though. Wow!
    Liska x

    ReplyDelete

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to motivate.”
Thankyou for taking the time to post "that kind word" , its very inspiring.If you enjoyed your visit and would like regular updates please take a moment to join via google connect widget in the side bar.
If you leave a question that needs answering please make sure your profile has an email ID enabled so I can reply to it.

Please do not leave your site URL in comment section.Please note any spam comment using this space as free advertising will be PROMPTLY deleted as will all anonymous comments.

Related Posts with Thumbnails