The only potato you should be avoiding (most of the time) is the type that comes fried from a fast food restaurant, and frankly I’m not even sure you can still call those (oh so tasty) things potatoes anyway!
In contrast to those bad boys this potato salad is lovely and fresh.
I’ve called it French for no other reason than that it has Bearnaise sauce on the ingredients list. Bearnaise sauce might sound like an odd choice for a salad dressing, but I assure you it’s really quite delicious and balances nicely with the saltiness of the kalamata olives.
Very important – resist the temptation to be heavy handed with the Bearnaise sauce! The dollop of sauce will initially look a bit lonely like it won’t be enough, but once you start to mix it through the sauce will loosen and you’ll get a nice coverage over all the vegetables.
Add too much and the salad will become heavy rather than light.
This healthy potato salad goes beautifully with some freshly grilled barramundi and lemon or take it to work for lunch with a couple of cauliflower fritters or a tin of tuna.
- 600gm chat potatoes, quartered
- 10 kalamata olives, sliced
- 120gm green beans
- 3/4 cup frozen peas
- Dollop (30gm) Bearnaise sauce (I used Maille)
- 1/2 bunch fresh chives
- Sea salt
- Put a pot of water on the stove to boil.
- While you're waiting for the pot to boil, flick the kettle on then pour enough boiling water over the peas to cover them. Leave for 20 second then drain and rinse with cold water.
- Once the water on the stove is boiling throw in the green beans
- Cook for 1 minute then scoop them out with some tongs leaving the water in the pot and refresh under cold water. Drain.
- Add the potatoes to the pot and boil gently for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked. Tip into a colander and rinse well with cold water to cool them. Leave them to drain for about 5 minutes.
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
- The dollop of Bearnaise sauce will initially look a bit lonely like it won't be enough. Don't be tempted to be heavy handed! Once you start to mix it through the sauce will loosen and you'll get a nice coverage over all the vegetables.
- Calories 215
- Carbs (gm) 33
- Fat (gm) 7
- Protein (gm) 6
- Sugar (gm) 4