A couple of week ago I gave you the option to choose between the roasted mushroom and black bean burger recipe and this roasted potato salad over on Instagram. Clearly you chose the burger and the recipe went up here on the blog. So sad, but I guess that was to be expected with BBQ season in full swing. That does not in any way mean that this roasted potato salad isn't amazing! It's super refreshing for the summer, delicious, and a complete nutrient bomb.
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Now, let's get to the roasted potato salad - the perfect accompaniment for a summer BBQ or for a light dinner.
Preparation time: 60 minutes
Makes 2 main or 4 side servings:
4 medium sized potatoes (around the size of your fist), cubed
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
10 mint leaves finely chopped
2 handful arugula, roughly chopped
2 spring onion, thinly sliced
1 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup dill, finely chopped
zest of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp capers
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/ 400°F.
Toss the potatoes with the olive oil, spread evenly on a baking tray, and roast for 45 minutes until soft on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside.
In the meantime, toss together all the other ingredients.
Once the potatoes are done, give them a couple of minutes to cool off, then toss them with the rest of the salad.
You can serve it slightly warm as is or let it sit, marinate, and cool off more which will deepen the flavors.