Purple potato …looks like the pansies or lavender heads on top of the salad don’t they…:)
When turkey takes the center stage for Thanksgiving the side dishes that satisfy everyone’s taste is still a struggle.Gets even more brains racking if there are vegans in the group.Why settle for everyday stuff when you have a crowd pleaser salad with citrusy vinaigrette to impress.:))
This salad has everything that cuts through the richness of other creamy dishes happening alongside with a citrusy mint vinaigrette with a tinge of sweetness to cleanse ur palate.
The measurements given here are approximate so play around with the recipe.You can never go wrong with a salad !
I prefer to cut the veggies into bite size pieces since the person who eats can see the veggie they don’t eat like onions.
Purple potato – medium size -4
Persian cucumber- 2-3 cut into thin rounds
Grape tomatoes- 8 cut into two
White onion – 1/2 of 1 – small cubes
Spring onion -3 strands chopped
Pomegranate -1/4 of 1
1.Potato has a tendency to get mushy when boiled in water so I usually steam it in a steamer just until a knife can be inserted without any effort. Once cool peel of the skin and cut into 6 pieces.
2.Arrange all the veggies on a platter and drizzle the vinaigrette evenly on top only as much as needed ,do not mix too much.
Grapefruit -1/2 of 1
Lime – 1/2 of 1
EV Olive oil – 1/4 cup
Mint leaves- a few (torn intosmall pieces)
Crushed pepper and Salt to taste.
Sugar or honey – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Squeeze the juice from the grape fruit and lime remove seeds ,strain if u like then add sugar,salt and pepper mix well then drizzle EV Olive oil slowly while u continue mixing with one hand.So the oil does not separate from the vinaigrette.
- Do not make the vinaigrette too much in advance as the grapefruit juice may turn bitter.
- If you crush the mint leaves too much it will turn black and look unappetizing.
If you are looking for really spicy I mean the Indian spicy then here is a recipe for Turkey. All the rest are mild the link to each one is below the pic.
|LINKS HERE : Spicy Roasted Turkey, Cranberry sauce, Roasted Fig and Beet Salad, Sauteed Brussels Sprouts, Wine Poached Pear|
Hope to hear from you lovely people out there.
Do check out other Thanksgiving recipes too .
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