Monday, 15 December 2014

Grilled Baby Potato and Dill Salad

Grilled Baby Potato and Dill Salad

I usually prefer salads for dinner as it is light and full of nutrition. But salads are normally served chilled or at room temperature. In winters to eat something chilled is not ok rather its like having a kind of punishment, at least for me. I remember in my childhood I used to wait for winters so that I can get roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes to eat.

This salad is inspired by my childhood memories. I grilled baby potatoes with dill leaves which is full of nice aroma, coated with olive oil, garlic and mixed herbs, served with salad leaves, cucumber, onions and tomatoes which are full of fibres. Toss with lemon juice, lemon zest and honey and garnish with cottage cheese.... a complete meal ...


Preparation Time : 10 min

Resting Time : 20 min

Cooking Time : 10 min

Ingredients :

  • 12 to 15 half boiled baby potatoes (80 percent cooked)
  • 2 Tablespoon Dill leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic 
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Spring onion chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon mixed herbs
  • Salt according to taste
For Salad : 
  • Few iceberg leaves
  • Few salad leaves
  • 1 Cucumber dised
  • 1 Spring onion chopped
  • 1 Tomato chopped (remove seeds) if you have cherry tomato use that
For Salad Dressing :
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Lemon zest
  • Chilly flakes according to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon mixed herbs
  • Salt according to taste
For Garnishing :
  • 1 spring onion greens
  • 2 Tablespoon scrambled cottage cheese
  • Few Dill leaves

Procedure :
  • First of all, boil the baby potatoes but make sure it is 80% cooked only
  • Now press each baby potato slightly with a masher

  • In a bowl prepare a marination for baby potatoes add 2 tablespoon olive oil, crushed garlic, chopped dill leaves, chopped spring onions, crushed black pepper, mixed herbs and salt. Mix all the ingredients nicely


  • Now add baby potatoes in this marination and keep this aside for 20 min

  • Now take a grill pan and cook baby potato mixture on this till potatoes are golden brown from both sides

  • By the time potatoes are getting cooked take another bowl add iceberg, salad leaves, chopped cucumber, chopped onions and chopped tomatoes


  • For salad dressing take a bowl, add a tablespoon of olive oil, tablespoon of honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, mixed herbs and chilly flakes and mix it nicely

  • Now add this dressing to the salad bowl and toss it well. By now baby potatoes are cooked, so add hot grilled potatoes with dill leaves to this salad bowl and toss altogether gently


  • Your salad is ready serve it warn in a bowl and garnish it with scrambled cottage cheese, spring onion greens and dill leaves......