“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
"Winter is dead.”
~AA Milne, when we were very young
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Dill is something people either love or loathe. I am in the love group. I love dill pickles and I often add dill to my vinaigrette salad dressings. I find it adds an underlying sweetness, and a bit of a tang that I just adore.
We've been enjoying our first crop of early potatoes this week. They're just beautiful. We've had them boiled, roasted, steamed and made into some wonderful salads.
Delicious salads such as this Creamy Dilled Potato Salad.
I created a deliciously creamy low fat mayo dressing with the added tang and heat of a honey Dijon mustard, and of course a touch of dill, just enough to add a wonderful flavour without being overpowering.
I come from the school of thought that likes to add my dressing to my potatoes when they are warm. I find they absorb much more of the flavours then and I like that!
I am also at the room temperature school of thought when it comes to potato salad. I could eat a ton of this.
I added some chopped radish for crunch and colour, but you can leave them out, or substitute them with some other vegetables, such as crispy tender green beans, or carrots, or celery, or if you are really feeling wild . . . all three!
*Creamy Dilled Potato Salad*
Serves 6 to 8
A delicious potato salad with a punchy low fat Honey Dijon mayo dressing. The radishes add a bit of crunch and colour.
1 pound of small new potatoes
2 TBS Cider Vinegar
4 TBS low fat mayonnaise
2 TBS honey Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 to 4 spring onions, chopped
(white and green parts)
a handful of radishes, trimmed and chunked
1 TBS Dill Weed (or a handful of fresh dill, finely chopped)
Place the potatoes in a pot of lightly salted water to cover. Bring to the boil and then simmer on medium heat until tender, about 15 minutes.
While the potatoes are cooking whisk together the vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, and cayenne pepper along with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Drain the potatoes once they are tender. Leave in the colander and place the colander over the hot pot. Alow to cool until you can easily handle. Cut them into halves or quarters. Place the warm potatoes into a bowl. Pour the dressing over top of them warm potatoes. Add the onion, radishes and dill weed and gently toss together.
Serve at room temperature.