Walnut, Orange, Charlotte Potato Salad and Rocket

Summary

Yield
Servings
Sourcehttp://www.lovepotatoes.co.uk/recipes/walnut-orange-potato-salad-mint-dressing
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Description

Walnut, Orange, Charlotte Potato Salad and Rocket

Ingredients

450 g
charlotte potatoes ( scrubbed and quartered)
50 g
walnuts (roughly chopped)
2
celery (chopped)
2
oranges (segmented)
1 bn
rocket
1 pn
salt

Instructions

Place the potatoes in a pan of boiling water, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender.

Drain and leave to cool slightly.

Meanwhile place all the dressing ingredients into a screw top jar and shake well.

Toss the potatoes in the dressing then combine with the walnuts, celery and oranges and arrange on the rocket leaves.

Serve immediately.

Notes

NOTES : Potatoes have a unique place in the British hearts (and stomach). You can boiled, baked, roasted, mashed and chipped them. Charlotte potatoes are the salad potatoes par excellence, with a creamy skin, light yellow flesh and a fresh flavour. Great either hot or cold, a single baked potato in general provides nearly 12 % of your daily recommended amount of fibre, as whole grain breads, pastas and cereals.
VITAMIN DISPENSERS
Potatoes are underground growers, meaning that they store all the vitamins and minerals needed for growing new potato plants in Spring.

Not surprisingly, these tubers were eaten by in the19th century by English and Spanish sailors to avoid scurvy. A medium potato (150g) with the skin has 27mg of Vitamin C, almost half of the recommended daily intake!

Potatoes are also a rich in Vitamin B, folate and minerals (potassium, magnesium and iron).