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Potato salad is down-to-earth… so down-to-earth… Time to get it dressed to kill by adding an avocado dressing!
Potatoes are year-round vegetables & avocados are on their way. What do you think of replacing mayonnaise and/or double cream and/or sour cream by a real heap of mashed avocado?
Deliciously Ella proposed the idea of using avocado for dressing some months ago – I tried it in a mixed potato salad.
Let’s go for it!
What do we need for a fresh potato salad?
- boiled potatoes
- cherry or plum tomatoes
- (some) cucumber
- spring onions
- (some) cress
- (some) arugula
- (some) sour cream.
Of course we don’t need a whole fresh cucumber: about 4-5 cm of it will do perfectly.
To drain the cucumber water (which might make our potato salad dressing runny when waiting to be served) add some salt to the chopped cucumber, wait about 5 min & squeeze the cucumber bits thoroughly.
Afterwards just chop the boiled potatoes, the spring onions & the tomatoes.
Peel the avocado & discard the pit. Cut the avocados into pieces & add the sour cream as well as salt & pepper.
Chop the arugula & the cress.
Mix all the ingredients for the potato salad.
Mash the avocado & whip the avocado-sour cream-mess & add it to the potato salad…
& mix thoroughly!
Ok: it’s beginning of January – spring is quite far away, but doesn’t the potato salad’s ingredients look like spring is round the corner? Especially the spicy green stems & leaves of arugula & cress create a really fresh taste.
There are 4 servings making an appropriate starter – or 2 servings as a companion to some roast or sausages or Frankfurter…
…or if there is a buffet just arrange little bowls w/ potato-avocado salad.
I made this potato salad w/ some leftover boiled potatoes… You may prepare a bigger salad (e. g. 8 starters or 4 main course companions) by just doubling the amounts.
The businesswoman with too many office hours thinks
So it seems that all has to be done in a single process: no preparation in advance (aka potato salad 1 day before & dressing later…). I think I can manage this.
The avocado is a thrilling alternative to simple mayonnaise or sour cream!
(My next buffet may get a new highlight…)