Curried Potato-Tomato Salad

Curried potato tomato salad

Potatoes, tomatoes, and green peas in a curry-flavored base add up to  a luscious salad that’s most welcome in the summertime but delicious any time of year as long as you can find flavorful tomatoes.

Serves 6

  • 5 to 6 medium golden or red-skinned potatoes
    (or substitute a medium sweet potato for two of the potatoes)
  • 2/3 cup coconut yogurt or vegan mayonnaise, or half of each
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons good-quality curry powder, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 medium flavorful ripe tomatoes or 4 to 5 smaller tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup steamed fresh or thawed frozen green peas
  • 2 to 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, or more, to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

If you plan on leaving the skins on the potatoes, scrub them well. Microwave or bake whole potatoes the potatoes in their skins until done but still firm. Let the potatoes cool to room temperature, then cut into dice and transfer to a serving container.

Or, you can dice the raw potatoes and steam them in a saucepan with just enough water to keep the bottom of the pan moist, stirring occasionally, until done to a firm texture. Drain, then transfer to a serving container and allow to cool to room temperature.

Combine the yogurt or vegan mayo with the curry powder and cumin in a small bowl and stir together well. Pour over the potatoes and stir add the remaining ingredients, and mix gently and thoroughly. Serve at once or let stand briefly at room temperature before serving.

Curried potato tomato salad with green peas

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    August 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Delicious and succulent! I used 100% coconut yogurt, no vegan mayonnaise. The coconut flavor married well with the curry and cumin. I used fresh basil instead of cilantro. I steamed the potatoes, and then emerging in an ice bath. The peas provided a satisfying texture. I chose this recipe because I was overrun with potatoes and tomatoes, but it tasted so good I will definitely put it into my monthly rotation. Thanks, Nava.

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    August 25, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I just finished all 6 servings and ended up with a lot of peas at the bottom of the serving dish. Next time, I will try halving the amount. I don’t want to leave them out, they provide a nice firm texture. Also, the basil was such a successful substitute for cilantro I am going to keep making it that way. This dish is great for breakfast with a side of fruit salad.

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