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Thursday, May 6, 2010

lunch box adventures



today's menu:
  • leftover Mango Red Pepper Salad
  • leftover World's Best Potato Salad


Mango Red Pepper Salad:

1 semi ripe mango cut into long slices
1/2 red pepper thinly sliced
1/4 of a small red onion very thinly sliced
small handful of flat leaf parsley chopped
1 small pinch of red hot pepper flakes
salt
juice of 1 lime
olive oil

combine all ingredients together for a delicious summer salad!

World's Best Potato Salad: (adapted from Orangette and family recipes)

3 large baking potatoes unpeeled and washes
1 egg
2 or more tablespoons of real mayonnaise (this is where you control the mayo- to your liking)
1/4 of a small red onion chopped
small handful (roughly 1-2 tablespoons) or fresh chopped dill
salt and pep
small dash of paprika

-Boil the potatoes whole and unpeeled in a pot of salted water. Add the egg to the pot as well. Cook until the potatoes are a firm/soft (until you can pierce the potato with a knife fairly easily) and until the egg is hard boiled. Run the potatoes and egg under cold running water to cool them down.
-Once cool, peel and chop the potatoes. I like to keep my potatoes fairly chunky. Add to a large bowl.
-Chop the egg. Add the egg to the bowl of potatoes.
-Prepare the onion and dill and add to the bowl.
-Add your mayonnaise, salt and pep and at the end sprinkle some paprika on top for colour and a hint of smokiness.

6 comments:

  1. Ooo. Yumskins. I'm gonna make that potato salad. Soon.

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  2. Yum those sound great!
    I love the photos in your last post, by the way. You look so cute with that ice cream in front of you...like a very happy little kid! :)
    xo Dawn

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  3. how can you not be happy with delicious ice cream??? :o)

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  4. Thanks for the recipes! They sound delicious-- can't wait to try them after a grocery run.

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  5. i am making that mango one tonight!!!! thank you. i live on mangoes usually a salad i firt tried from a vendor on the side of the road in new mexico

    in a bowl lay

    sliced cucumber
    then chunks of watermelon
    then mangoes
    squeeze lime juice over the whole thing
    then add chilli powder
    (they ususally ad salt to-not me)

    i love it and can have it everyday!

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  6. These salad recipes sound amazing - I'm definitely going to give them a try!

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