Roasted Potato and Avocado Salad
EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #27
Updated on 12/06/2020
For this event, Foodies_Redoing Old Posts my 27th re done recipe is my kind of salad – Roasted Potato and Avocado Salad.
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We Love Our Potatoes
Is there any family that doesn’t like potatoes? My family loves them in any form right from mashed potatoes, fries to potato flatbreads and curries. Therefore, not surprising when they all want me to make roasted potatoes ever so often. Whenever baby potatoes are available, I’d make roasted potatoes to go with pizza or a pasta dish. If the potatoes come with a nice clean thin skin, I like to roast them with the skin.
Did you know that potatoes skins are healthy?
If I want to use potatoes with the skin I soak the potatoes in water for 15-20 minutes to loosen up any soil stuck to it. And don’t laugh about using a brush to scrub them..I have a brush in my kitchen that is used to scrub certain fruits and veggies. Squeaky clean potatoes are ready to be boiled, baked or roasted with the skin. Remember to cut off any blemishes too. The skin is not only a rich source of dietary fibre but is also a rich source of potassium, iron and niacin.
Here are some simple potato dishes:
Instant Pot Corn Potato Cheddar Soup
Aloo Posto/ Potato Poppy Seed Curry
Chilli and Cheddar Potato Rolls
Methi Bateta Nu Shaak/Fenugreek Potato Vegetable
Sukhi Bhaji/Farali Bateta Nu Shaak
Aloo Paratha/Stuffed Potato Flatbread
Spicy Aloo Chaat the way Preethi makes it
Renu’s Greek Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes
Now I realize that pizza or pasta with roasted potatoes was a pretty heavy carb meal. Oh well, nowadays I make roasted potatoes to enjoy as a snack or with a nice hearty green salad.
How did I decide to combine Avocado and Roasted Potatoes
Well as I mentioned above baby potatoes meant roasted potatoes for me and usually couldn’t think beyond that. I had an avocado that was ripe and ready to be used. One more day and it would have gone all mushy. As a result decided to put both together to create a filling, delicious and healthy salad.
Roasted Potato and Avocado Salad
I have roasted the potatoes in a pan, but you can roast them in the oven or over the BBQ. Ideal salad to serve during a BBQ party. If you roast the potatoes in the oven then heat the olive oil in a pan over low heat and stir fry the chopped garlic and mint. Add the roasted potatoes and stir well. Over time I’ve made this salad often and enjoyed as a meal on its own. This salad does not require any dressing.
Ingredients required for Roasted Potato and Avocado Salad:
- Baby Potatoes – if you don’t find baby potatoes use normal potatoes, just cut them into bite size chunks
- Avocado – one medium one, or two small ones
- Pine Nuts – lightly roasted
- Dried Cranberries – if you don’t have cranberries add pomegranate arils for that little sourness
- Lemon Juice
- Sea Salt – or any salt of your choice
- Pepper – coarsely ground
- Mustard Powder – if you don’t have mustard powder use mustard paste
- Olive Oil – for that delicious taste
- Garlic – 1-2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- Fresh Mint – chopped finely. If you don’t have mint then use any other fresh herb of your choice.
- Spring onion – or chives chopped
- Sesame Seeds – lightly roasted in a pan
- Its Gluten Free
- Vegan Friendly
- For Satvik friendly salad, omit garlic.
ROASTED POTATO AND AVOCADO SALAD
- 12 baby potatoes
- 1 medium avocado
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp coarse pepper powder
- ½ tsp mustard powder or mustard paste
- 1 tsp garlic finely chopped
- 12-14 mint leaves finely chopped
- 2 tbsp pine nuts roasted
- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp dried cranberries
- 1 tsp sesame seeds roasted
- 2 tbsp spring onion chopped
- Wash and boil baby potatoes in salted water( add 1 tsp salt), till done.
- Let the potatoes cool down.
- Cut them into halves.
- Heat olive oil in a wide pan or griddle pan over medium heat.
- Add potatoes and roast them for 5-7 minutes or till they turn light golden brown.
- Add finely chopped garlic and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the finely chopped mint and salt, mix well and take the pan off the heat.
- Let the potatoes cool down a bit.
- In the meantime, peel and cut the avocado into chunks. Add it to the roasted potatoes.
- Add roasted pine nuts, cranberries, lemon juice, sesame seeds, mustard and pepper powder. Mix well and serve.
- Adjust amount of lemon juice, pepper and salt according to your taste.
- Use nuts of your choice.
- Add seeds of your choice.
- If you don't get roasted potatoes then use normal potatoes, after boiling them cut into bite size cubes and roast.
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May 28, 2018 at 3:58 am
Mustard and potatoes ! Lovely combination . I am a salad fan and this salad sounds absolutely perfect for the summer heat that we have .
May 28, 2018 at 2:19 pm
Thanks Vaishali. I love mustard and potato combination.
June 24, 2020 at 2:42 pm
Now, i am not a fan of avocados they generally get thrown out or I try a rescue mission on it. Roasted potatoes I love! Will definitely want to try mixing the loved n unloved ingredients. You have definitely intrigued me enough to want to make it. Sounds good. And I love the pictures.
June 24, 2020 at 3:07 pm
And I love avocados.. since it has no distinct flavour of its own, one can add anything to it to make it palatable.
June 14, 2020 at 10:10 am
Oh my, I love the whole ingredient list here. I can’t see any reason not to like this salad any bit: Simply love the combination.
June 14, 2020 at 8:47 pm
Thank you so much Seema.
June 16, 2020 at 5:43 pm
WOW, that is such an inviting salad with roasted potatoes. Never thought of adding avocado with potato – but that sounds like a delicious combination. Will definitely have to try this out.
June 16, 2020 at 8:07 pm
Thank you so much Pavani, I usually make it as a lunch option, its filling and healthy too.
June 17, 2020 at 5:44 pm
Being an ardent fan of salads this
Roasted Potato and Avocado Salad seems like grab the bowl and finish it now 😀
Avocado is my weakness and I always find ways and means to use it everywhere. This salad looks fabulous and worth a try.
June 18, 2020 at 10:47 pm
Thanks Lata, I too love avocados and tend to use them often, though must admit didn’t like it baked.
June 17, 2020 at 7:26 pm
This salad looks so tempting and unique. I have a lot of avocados in my fridge, now I know what to do with them. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.
June 18, 2020 at 10:46 pm
Thanks Vandana and enjoy the salad when you make it.
June 17, 2020 at 7:52 pm
I am always in for salad if there is an avocado in it. This salad looks yummy with roasted potatoes in it.
June 18, 2020 at 10:46 pm
Thank you so much Uma.
June 18, 2020 at 6:44 pm
I must say that this roasted potato avocado salad itself is a complete meal with goodness of healthy nutrients…Very nicely explained recipe with steps and pictures..
June 18, 2020 at 10:38 pm
Thank you so much Amrita.
June 18, 2020 at 8:51 pm
This has potatoes and avocado and both of those are my favorite. Love the fun salad to bring to a barbecue or even better make in a backyard barbecue. I have to give this recipe a try soon.
June 18, 2020 at 10:38 pm
Thank you so much, and yes it goes well with any barbecue party.
June 19, 2020 at 7:56 pm
Roasted potatoes gives a very nice flavor to any dish. The salad looks and sounds quite intriguing with all the flavorful ingredients.
June 19, 2020 at 9:21 pm
Thank you so much Sapana.
June 19, 2020 at 9:59 pm
Such a lovely combination for a salad…Love all the flavours in the salad…roasted potato itself lends a unique flavour to the salad!!
June 20, 2020 at 12:30 am
Thank you so much Padma, roasted potatoes certainly have a unique flavour.
June 19, 2020 at 11:32 pm
Those baby potatoes are calling my name. This roasted potato and avocado salad look so delicious.
June 20, 2020 at 12:29 am
Thanks Lathiya, try out the salad recipe, its delicious.
June 20, 2020 at 7:48 am
ahaaa this looks so healthy and filling salad with roasted potatoes and the creamy avocado.
the garlic flavor is quite interesting in the salad here, simply it seems a nutritious meal
June 20, 2020 at 5:21 pm
Thank you so much Sasmita, garlic pairs well with both the roasted potatoes and avocado.
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June 20, 2020 at 9:30 am
Literally this salad is making me drool on the screen! Such a wholesome and refreshing salad to have on a warm day, goodness and good fats of avocados, carbs from potatoes and so many good flavours from spices is just perfect.
June 20, 2020 at 5:19 pm
Thank you so much Jagruti, do try it for your barbecue parties.
June 24, 2020 at 3:14 am
Using potatoes with their skins is so nutritious. The roasted potato salad with avacado and garlic sounds interesting ! Loved the cranberry, pine nuts and sese seeds toppings here.
June 24, 2020 at 3:22 pm
June 23, 2020 at 6:39 am
Potato salads are my favourite and this one looks so delicious and tempting! Combination of potato and avocado is really interesting
June 24, 2020 at 3:26 pm
Thank you so much Sowmya.
June 25, 2020 at 2:02 pm
Roasted potatoes with mustard and garlic along with those nuts sound so delicious. It makes a tasty meal.
June 25, 2020 at 10:17 pm
Thanks Jayashree, it definitely does make a healthy and filling meal.