Monday, 28 July 2014

Tuesday Recipe - Potato salad with ham and tomatoes

It's definitely summer and in the UK that tends to mean warm and humid. So I never feel like cooking much and the salads come out. But, as I have mentioned before, if I was made to eat green stuff I would have horns and a tail. So it pushes my research skills to find something that is tasty eaten cold and interesting. Potato salad may sound ordinary but I thought this one was healthier and quite interesting.

This potato salad has protein so combining it has to be done reasonably carefully. I served it with pork pie as seen below but I think it would go well with chicken and even some fish.

The dressing was from mum's WI cook book from the 1950s. It is a french dressing and the recipe is below.

French Dressing

3 parts olive oil to 1 part white wine vinegar
salt and pepper

Put the oil and vinegar in a bowl and stir well add the other ingredients to suit your taste.

The recipe for the potato salad is on the appropriate TAB

And as we are talking salads this is a nice easy one that will suit slimmers and vegetarians alike.

This is in the Durham WI Cookbook and is described simply as rice salad. It consists of boiled rice, 1 tomato chopped and peas. This is seasoned with french dressing (see above) and salt and pepper.

God Bless