Saturday, May 23, 2009

Potato, Fresh Bean and Herb Salad

This time I try to make my food drawing in a bit more cartoon way, as I love the entries of other artists in this book, they are all presented in a happy way :)

So let's start and see how the salad is prepared!

200g/70oz potatoes, peeled and cut into 1.5cm 3/4 in cubes
300g/1oz sugar snap peas, trimmed
300/1oz French beans, trimmed200g/7oz broad beans, shelled6 tbsp finely chopped mixed herbs, such as tarragon, dill, parsley and chives

For the dressing:
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp runny honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
8 tbsp fat-free vinaigrette or French-style salad dressing salt and freshly ground black pepper

To garnish:
lemonzest (optional)
finely chopped red chilli (optional)

1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan of lightly salted water and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until just tender.Drain well and set aside.
2. Bring a large pan or lightly salted water to the boil and add the peas and beans. Bring back to the boil, then drain and refresh under cold running water. Drain again and place a salad bowl with the potatoes andchopped herbs.
3. Mix together all the dressing ingredients, season well and pour over the vegetables. Toss well and garnishwith the lemon zest and red chill, if using, before serving.

Another simple but tasty entry, hope everyone enjoy~~~