Thursday, July 27, 2006

A Picnic in France

Virgine from the Absolute Green Blog is hosting a "Pic" nic with all the fixings due her by August 2nd. I saw this and said to myself, I'm there. This is the only I opportunity I forsee in my near future of having a "pic" nic in France so I'll take what I can get.

I am bringing my wonderful
Cook 2 1/2 lb's of new potatoes with skins on and allow to cool. I did mine in a crockpot on low overnight until they were forkable, but not easily mashed.

When cool dice the potatoes 1/4" cubes. I use a Le Press food press (shown in picture #1). Mix the cold potatoe cubes with the following:

1 C shredded green zucchini
1/2 C diced red pepper
1/4 pickle relish (sweet or dill, your choice)
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 C sweetener of choice (I used 1/4 tsp KAL stevia extract powder)
1/2 C commercially prepared Nayonaisse: Dijon Style (Mustard / Mayo Mix)

Mix and chill until serving.


Cherie Anderson said...

Looks like you've been doing a lot of canning! Your potato salad looks so good! I want some taters. :)

Urban Vegan said...

That looks amazing, Dori.

I'm coming to the piqnique too (I'm bringing caiprinhas) so I'll see you in France.

Midwest Vegan said...

I never thought of cooking potatoes in the crockpot. What a great tip.

Vicki said...

Looks delicious, Dori! How much water do you put in the crockpot?

Meet you under the Eiffle Tower.

Dori said...

Hi! Vicki, the potatoes need water enough to cover. I actually usually don't weigh my potatoes, I just fill my 3 quart oval crockpot full of them and covered with water PLUS I like to add salt while cooking... I added about 1 1/2 Tbsp to my cooking water.

For this recipe I used some of the cooked potatoes, but leftover potatoes are nice to have around. I made fried potatoes and rosemary potatoes with the leftovers.

Veggies,Yarns & Tails said...

Yummmm...I am a sucker for most potato salads, yours sounds different and delicious. Happy Pic-nicing.....

Huggs, G

KleoPatra said...

Bonjour and tres bien, Dori. Anyone want to visit the Louvre?

Vicki said...

i do kleo! and the picasso & rodin. & i'm not leaving until we climb to the top of the arc de triumph.

thanks for the potato tips, dori. i'm going to do that.

t. said...

Neat Dori! I presented a zucchini lasagna. The pic nic starts to sound super delish!

Virginie said...

Thank you Dori for your contribution. I've never thought about making a sweet and salted potatoes salad. A very great idea. If you like I can translate it in french too.
I'm with you girls, for another visit of Paris.

Shananigans said...

Yum, I love potato salad! But only if I make it myself, I don’t like a lot of things that people tend to put in potato salad like raw onions, celery and pickley things. This recipe looks good to me though, minus the pickle relish. I never thought of putting zucchini in potato salad, bet it’s delish!

Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it! » » »