Saturday, 21 April 2018

Coriander Potato, Red Pepper and Corn Salad

I am quite pleased with myself today.  I feel like between the two of us, we have accomplished something.

We got up and spent all morning in the garden allotment plot while the summer sun was out for Springtime.  D tied back the unruly climbing and trailing rose stems.  He also transferred some of the herbs into bigger plots. I cleared a plot today and whilst I was weeding, I found myself  actually enjoying the weeding, removing the woven weeds from the soil was quite therapeutic.  My body will ache in a couple of days, but that's its way of saying - exercise more.  I will share progress later in the week as we intend to spend some more time in the garden allotment plot either later today or tomorrow (providing the heavy rain stays away).

I was also quite pleased  to have some left over salad in the fridge (a bit like this one) as I did not want to make something having spent hours in the garden toiling.  
This particular Coriander Potato, Red Pepper and Corn Salad was made a while back with what we had in the house having not been out grocery shopping that weekend.

I know some people are not that keen on coriander, my youngest brother being one of them - but I love it. So this Coriander Potato, Red Pepper and Corn Salad appealed to me.  The zesty coriander injected flavour into mediocre new potato's from the supermarket, the red pepper gave it crunch and colour and the tinned sweetcorn, burst of sweetness.  Once you took a forkful, your mouth is further teased by the popping of mustard seeds.  I liked it
I am sharing this Orzo Pasta Salad with Soups, Salads and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen.  


Coriander Potato, Red Pepper and Corn Salad
Serves 4 - 6as an accompaniment
Ingredients
500g new potatoes, cooked and chopped in half for bite size pieces
1/2 red pepper, chopped into small pieces

2 teaspoons grainy mustard
2 tablespoons good extra virgin olive oil
1 - 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
40g fresh coriander, minced
Salt and pepper to taste 200g tinned corn, rinsed
Method
In a bowl, whisk together the mustard, oil, vinegar, coriander and seasoning.
Then gently stir in all the remaining ingredients
Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Tuck in.

14 comments:

  1. I am not a coriander fan but wish I was as I find it hard to substitute for sometimes. I am pleased to hear you getting enjoyment out of your allotment after your experience at the end of your allotment in Scotland. I am not sure I could cope with a big garden but I do enjoy my small garden. And I hope when you get the aches after all your work you celebrate that it is the ache of achieving something :-)

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    1. Thank you Johanna. I wouldn't know what to sub. coriander for either, its a hard herb to mimic. Yes, the allotment garden plot is not the same as the one in Glasgow and its taking us so long to get back into the routine of growing veg, that my heart sinks as every year we want to try but the high winds have damaged our greenhouse every year so that i have not been able to sow seeds of our own. Excuses I know, this year though - I hope its better than the last at least.

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  2. Aah, nothing like a bit of weeding to build up an appetite! That salad looks so delicious, even with coriander!

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  3. This salad looks very tasty, and I like coriander too! I'm glad you made some progress on the plot, that's always so rewarding.

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    1. Thank you VegHog. Slow progress, but progress ...

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  4. We are maybe (I tentatively write that) past our freezes but the weather was cool and rainy this weekend. I have got to get things out in the garden. I would enjoy weeding at this point, too. Love this salad!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Debra. Do hope the weather gets better for you too, so that you can spend time in the garden - less weeding though and more sowing and planting!

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  5. I read somewhere that whether people like coriander is in large part down to their genetic makeup. Happily, I've got the coriander-loving genes, so a salad like this wouldn't last too long with me! I do have allotment envy though!

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    1. That is interesting and there may be some truth to it. I am of South Asian heritage and coriander is used in a lot of Indian subcontinent cuisine, but saying that my brother hates the stuff, so who knows. I don't actually have an allotment now, but I call my garden plot allotment plot affectionately and D actually thinks its worthy of an allotment when you see the postage size of some them these days.

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  6. I am a big fan of coriander--the more the better. This salad looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays. ;-)

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    1. Thank you Deb. so pleased to note you like coriander

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  7. I've been enjoying coriander this week too :-) I would happily tuck into a plate of this and what a great match for the sunshine. I'm glad you got some good gardening in.

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    1. Good to hear Kari.
      I have a day off tomorrow and was hoping to get some more digging done, but its pouring with rain outside - so I guess its back to housework.

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