Potatoes have a reputation for being stodgy, a diet no, no or just a side dish. Well, let’s put those old fashion thoughts behind us along with those old fashion ways to cook potatoes. We are thinking beyond mash potatoes and your roasted potatoes. They may be scrumptious classics but there is so many other ways to add potatoes to your recipes and diet. They are the healthy carb that we need to stop avoiding. Think…potatoes are more than a bit on the side! And I hope you will love what I created for you today to do just that.
Moving towards I am creating more vegetarian meals for the summer as my parents for health reasons have had to switch to a no meat diet, I was excited to create some dishes that are still full of flavor for them. We are originally from the potato state in America so this one I know will quickly become a firm favorite in our family and the other half of the family is Irish and we all know how much they love potatoes too. There is a good reason for it. They are tasty!
I kept the vegetarian aspect of this dish while focusing on potatoes as the many ingredient. I boiled the potatoes instead of roasted or frying them for a healthier option. It’s packed full of steamed vegetables too. But the thing that makes this delicious potato bowl so tasty is the Mango, Lime and Chilli dressing. Only enough to coat the vegetables and give off a tangy and sweet flavor. The rest of that good taste is left to the potatoes.
This dish is great for making for the whole family when you don’t have much time. As with all my recipes I make and share here on my blog, they are all quick and easy to make. I have two little ones that are constantly on the go to sports and various activities after school so I need meals that will be easy to make at a moments notice. This recipe is also great if you have guests coming round and you don’t want to waste all that time in the kitchen rather than catching up with friends and family. It’s an easy recipe to make for a large or small group which makes this recipe versatile too.
- 1kg New Potatoes
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1/2 yellow pepper
- 1 red onion
- 190g Asparagus And Tender Stem Broccoli (buy together or separately)
- 90g Mango And Chilli Dressing
- 140G Good4u Lentil Sprout Mix
- feta cheese crumbled on top
- salt and pepper to season
- Slice potatoes, side ways 1 cm thick so you make little slices circles
- In large pot boil, sliced potatoes for 2-3 mins, slightly before soft
- In another pot steam peppers, broccoli, asparagus, and red onion until tender
- Place all cooked vegetables in large skillet
- Add lentil sprout mix and dressing, mix well until coated
- Cook on medium for 2 mins
- Crumble feta cheese on top and add salt and pepper to taste
- To make it spicy add red chilli flakes before serving.
I tested this out on friends this past weekend and it was a huge hit. The feta cheese paired nicely with the mango, lime and chilli dressing. I even tossed this over some fresh spinach to serve so it was as beautiful as it was tasty. Potatoes have always been a firm favorite of my in my staple diet. While the trend seems to be steering clear of them with all these no carb diets it’s really the carb you don’t want to skip. It’s the good one and tasty too. I always leave me skins on my potatoes even if I was make a classic like mash potatoes. They are packed full of nutrients so it’s a waste to cut them off and food waste to throw them in the trash.
What do you make with your potatoes? Have you created other recipes for your family other than the classics? If not why not be inspired by more potato recipes here at Love Potatoes. There is surely a dish that will motivate you to get creative with your potatoes as they really are more than a bit on the side.
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