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Warm potato salad with cucumber

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Salade pdt conc comp

This lazy lunch was put together with whatever ingredients fell to hand: garden vegetables helped along by a few items from the larder.

I served the salad with crispbread. Another time I might add some oven-dried tomatoes or stoned black olives.

500 g (1 lb) new potatoes
1 tbs sunflower seeds
2 tbs tahini
1-2 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs soya yogurt
1 tbs maple syrup
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small cucumber (or half an ordinary cucumber)

Boil or steam the potatoes in their skins. Meanwhile, dry-fry the sunflower seeds in a cast-iron pan until golden.

Strain the potatoes and cover the pan with a teacloth to absorb excess moisture while they cool a little.

Put the tahini in a small bowl and gradually add the lemon juice, stirring continuously. The mixture will thicken at first. When it starts to thin out, stir in the yogurt and maple syrup, and season to taste.

Cu the potatoes into chunks. Peel the cucumber and cut into chunks of a similar size. Put both vegetables in a salad bowl and mix in the dressing.

Sprinkle the salad with the toasted sunflower seeds and decorate with a few sprigs of basil (the variety in the photo, called Purple Delight, has a particularly intense flavour).