Try it yourself - potato salad

Arlene Thompson, Sainbury Try Team member. INLT-11-11-10 600-CON
Arlene Thompson, Sainbury Try Team member. INLT-11-11-10 600-CON

Sainsbury’s Try Team member Arlene Thompson will be taking her shop local road show to the Ballymena show tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday 25 to demonstrate how to live well for less with local produce and ingredients from our by Sainsbury’s

Along with other tasty recipes, she will be cooking this minty fresh potato salad, perfect for a summer barbecue, made with local potatoes supplied by Glens of Antrim.

New potato salad with crème fraiche and mint

Serves 8

1 kg Glens of Antrim new potatoes, scrubbed

250 ml half fat crème fraîche, by Sainsbury’s

zest and juice of 1 lemon

sea salt and black pepper

1/2 pack fresh mint, leaves picked and very finely chopped

100g radishes washed and sliced

½ bunch spring onions, washed and sliced

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, (optional)

Gently boil the potatoes in salted water until tender, then drain well. Leave them to cool slightly, then slice in half.

In a large bowl mix together the crème fraîche, most of the chopped mint, most of the lemon zest, lemon juice, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Add the cooled potatoes and sliced radishes.

Sprinkle the remaining chopped mint, lemon zest and chilli, if using, over the potato salad and serve.

Cook’s Tips:

This recipe is also delicious if you add a handful of green beans, cooked for the last 5 minutes with the potatoes and then refreshed in cold water. Alternatively try using leftover cooked potatoes to make this recipe.