Creamy Potato salad with avocado sauce. healthy and easy recipe

 

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When I look for a simple but satisfying and nutritious salad for those days when you barely have time to stop to eat, but you need a good dose of energy, I usually resort to the pasta or potatoes as a base, and increasingly opted me by the last option. This recipe for creamy potato salad with avocado sauce is quite simple but has a lot of flavor and leaves you satisfied without being heavy.

It is typical potato salad prepared with a creamy mayonnaise dressing that usually takes at its base, but can also be prepared in many alternative ways. The ripe avocado gives us the creaminess of its pulp adding healthy fats that combine well with the softness of fresh herbs, and always wins with the acid point of lemon juice or lime.

Ingredients for 2 people

500 g small new potatoes 1 medium ripe avocado, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon fresh chives, 1 teaspoon fresh dill, 1/2 clove minced garlic or 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 pinch of ground fennel, 1/2 large lemon or 1 lime, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon capers, salt and black pepper.

How to make creamy potato salad with avocado sauce

Start cooking the potatoes in salted water, steamed or microwaved. For small potatoes and this kind of recipes I prefer the steam or basket, but sometimes I turn the microwave in a special container. They should be cooked inside but not very soft. Allow to warm and take to the refrigerator.

Remove the avocado pulp boneless and place in a bowl or bowl. Sprinkle with a dash of lemon and crush with a fork. Add the mustard, spices, chopped herbs and mix a bit. Add remaining lemon juice or lime, the extra virgin olive oil and season. It should be a kind of cream a little thick. Lighten with more juice, oil or water, if necessary.

Cut the potatoes in half or quarters if they were very large, peeling them before if preferred. Mix the dressing with avocado and add capers, mixing everything gently.

Preparation time | 30 minutes
difficulty | Very easy

I prefer to serve this creamy potato salad with avocado sauce at the time, because if we let the potatoes chilling in the fridge and sauce ingredient are already cold, you are at the point in time when we prepare. But you can also leave a little list before saving it well in the refrigerator, ensuring that frost is not to taste it. We can take it as simple lunch or as an accompaniment to a full menu.

Mashed potato lasagne. Recipe for the whole family

I do not know if ye will do the same, but when I find a recipe that appeals to the whole family, keep as gold cloth, because there is nothing I like less than seeing someone protest with the daily menu. This mashed potato lasagna is one of those dishes to remember that displease big and small.

 

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Furthermore, it is a way to leverage remains of vegetables left in the refrigerator. Look at the list of ingredients I’ve used, but admits a lot of variations, from mushrooms to zucchini Are you think of any more than you would think well and want to share with us?
Ingredients for 4 people

500 g of ground beef, 5 potatoes, 1 eggplant, 1 onion, 1 green pepper, 1 cup tomato sauce, olive oil, pepper and salt.

 

Making mashed potato lasagna

We started cooking the peeled and chopped potatoes in salted water for 15 minutes. After the pass through the food mill, we add a drizzle of olive oil and ground black pepper and reserve.

On the other hand, poached in a pan the onion, eggplant and pepper, minced all. Before they begin to brown, add the minced meat and let it cook.

We cover a suitable base for the oven with a layer of mashed potato source, placed above a layer with meat, another with tomato sauce and finished with a layer of mashed potato. Finally, we introduce the source in the oven to broil it.

Preparation time | 1 hour
Difficulty | Easy

Ideally, this recipe for lasagna serve mashed potato fresh from the oven, thus will enjoy a soft interior and a crisp outer layer, but also can prepare in advance and heat it just before taking her to the table.