|Sedum - new growth|
5 potatoes (new if you can get them otherwise normal will work just as well)
1 tree of broccoli
2 dessert spoons of capers
Rocket or other lettuce shredded
Juice and zest of two lemons
Big handful of mint, parsley, basil or a combination, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
Chop the potatoes into large bite size pieces (or halve if using new potatoes). Cook in boiling water until done.
While the potatoes are cooking make the dressing. Zest and juice the lemons. Add twice as much olive oil as lemon juice (i.e. the dressing should be 1/3 lemon juice and 2/3 olive oil). Mix and season with salt and pepper.
In a separate saucepan steam the broccoli and the peas. Put in a large serving bowl and add the capers, cucumber and avocado (cut into chunks). Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and let them cool for 10 minutes. Then add to the bowl with the dressing and mix everything together. Just before serving add the rocket/lettuce.
Optional extra: if you like fish and want to make the salad more substantial it is also delicious with mackerel, shredded and scattered over the top.
I forgot to mention that my first sweet pea has germinated but more about that another time...