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Garden potato salad served with grilled marinated green & yellow courgettes!

A few days ago, I received some good new tasty potatoes from a friend at our allotment. I also had several fresh veggies from the garden that we needed to use up. So, I invented this garden potato salad with no mayo & served it alongside grilled marinated green & yellow courgette. I served it with bought organic marinated chicken pieces but you can serve with it what you like, vegan sausages or fish!

MMM!
MMM!

This garden potato salad, I served cold, included with the fried or cooked ingredients. Only my chicken & grilled courgettes were warm. My husband Peter & I ate it outside in our city garden & washed it all down with some great Belgian pils beer, Jupiler! πŸ˜‰ Here you can see this lovely cold potato salad:Β Enjoy!

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Recipe: For 3 persons

Ingredients:

* For the garden potato salad:

3-4 large new potatoes, peeled & cut up into wedges

5 sprigs of fresh chives, cleaned, pad dry, finely cut up with scissors!

2 cloves of garlic, peeled & finely chopped

black pepper

Maldon sea salt

a fruity extra virgin olive oil short = evoo

80 gr red orach, washed, cleaned, pad dry, cut up

80 gr NZ spinach, washed, cleaned, pad dry, cut up

1 big stalk fresh sprig of rosemary, stalk removed, cleaned, 1/2 of the needles used in here, needles finely cut up

135 gr freshly podded peas

* For the grilled marinated green & yellow courgette:

1 medium yellow courgette, cleaned, cut up into thinner & thicker rounds

1 medium green courgette, cleaned, cut up into thinner & thicker rounds

1 fat clove of garlic, peeled & finely chopped

the rest of that 1/2 fresh sprig of rosemary, cleaned, stalk removed, needles finely cut up

5 grins of black pepper

1/4 teaspoon of crushed Maldon sea salt

a few drizzles of a fruity evoo

* For the rest:

marinated organic chicken pieces, fried in that same fruity evoo, like above, not extra seasoned.

Method:

1. One hour & half before dinner, marinate your green & yellow courgette rounds. In a bowl, add the chopped courgettes. Scatter chopped garlic & rosemary pieces all over the courgette rounds. Add 5 grins of finely milled black pepper & 1/4 teaspoon of crushed sea salt. Finally, drizzle some fruity evoo all over it & with clean hands, mingle it all together!Β Place onto the kitchen counter for an hour to marinate. After 30 minutes, mix it all through again. It will look something like this:

Just before marinating!
Just before marinating!

2. In the meantime, cook your new potato wedges until just al dente, you don’t want them to fall apart though! Β Throw in your podded peas in the last 5 minutes of cooking. You want the peas, to be just al dente. Drain well & rinsed under cold water. Drain again. Cut your potato wedges smaller & place them into a larger bowl. Add finely cut up chives & mingle with a spoon. Add cooked new peas to the potato mix. Fry chopped garlic, red orach, NZ spinach & chopped rosemary in that same fruity evoo for a few minutes. Season with some sea salt & some grins of black pepper to taste. Add this mix to the cooked potato chives mix. Mix it carefully through. Place your bowl into the fridge to cool down completely.

3. Just before dinner, take a large griddle pan. Brush your courgette rounds with some of that same fruity evoo, if you need to. Let the griddle pan get really hot. When, hot, place all of your chopped courgettes onto the hot griddle pan & pour on top the chopped marinated garlic, rosemary & oil. Grill your pieces for a few minutes on one side or until you see the grilled stripes on the grilled side & turn them over. Grill the other side for one or 2 minutes more or until grilled through. Also fry your marinated chicken piece in a large non-stick pan until al dente, browned on all sides & cooked through. Serve at once! Just like picture above & don’t forget your beers! Enjoy, my sweeties! πŸ™‚ xxxx

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

35 thoughts on “Garden potato salad served with grilled marinated green & yellow courgettes!

  1. Something tells me we’d get along so well! Love your dinner and pils. I swear I’m going to bring my Pete over there. He’d love the veggies and the beer too!

  2. What a wonderful summer meal and made even more so by the fact that so much comes from your own garden! I envy you that. I have all shade so can grow very little. Looks like the perfect meal to enjoy with a Belgian beer…my fave!

  3. Sophieeee πŸ™‚ Hello! What a gorgeous looking dish! I too had to look up the orach… not something I’ve come across here but how wonderful it just appeared for you! Loving your use of the word ‘mingle’ ! πŸ™‚ x x x

  4. Potatoes and zucchini…. I feel like most of my summer dinners consist of at least one of these! Your potato salad sounds so good. It would be a hit at a potluck dinner for sure!! All those extra veggies in there make it so appealing!

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