Saturday, May 9, 2015

Easy and quick Potato-sesame Salad with Lemon vinaigrette dressing

Simple potato-sesame salad recipe made with tangy lemon dressing is perfect for summer barbecues, picnics, and cookouts.This recipe can be served warm, as an accompanying vegetable, or cold as part of a group of salads – in which case you still need to pour on the dressing while the potatoes are warm.


  1. 4-5 medium sized potatoes, skins on, washed
  2. Salt to taste

For the lemon vinaigrette dressing:

  1. 2tbsp Lemon juice
  2. 1/2 tsp grated zest of lemon
  3. 5-6 cloves of garlic
  4. 1 Green chilly,seeds removed (optional)
  5. 1/2tsp Rock salt
  6. 4tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  7. Freshly crushed black pepper

To Garnish:
Flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
2tsp black or white sesame seeds,roasted


  • First of all place the potatoes in a saucepan with enough boiling water just to cover them, add  some salt, and simmer them for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the vinaigrette. Using a pestle and mortar, crush the garlic and rock salt together to a paste, then gradually whisk in all the other dressing ingredients. 
  • When the potatoes are cooked, drain them in a colander and transfer them to a serving bowl. Mash them slightly .Pour on the vinaigrette dressing while they are still hot, toss them around in the dressing to get a good coating, then finally scatter in the chopped parsley and roasted sesame seeds and serve.