This recipe was created for Blas y Tir using their Welsh produce of Pembrokeshire Potatoes.
‘Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Pembrokeshire’s mild, frost-free coastal climate is perfect for growing Pembrokeshire Early Potatoes. This unique climate and coastal soil work perfectly together, giving our renowned Blas Y Tir Pembrokeshire Earlies their distinctive character and flavour.
Having been grown in the county’s fertile coastal soils since the mid-1700s, our seasonal Pembrokeshire Earlies have a distinctive, strong, earthy, nutty flavour and aroma. The first crop of potatoes is handpicked in May and sold dirty to keep their delicate skin intact.’
Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad dish which is predominantly green from the large quantity of parsley in it. It’s a mix of fresh parsley, mint, tomatoes and spring onions and is usually made with bulgur wheat but this recipe has used freshly boiled, then cooled potatoes, for a variation on the classic, whilst also making it gluten-free.
A simple dressing of olive oil and fresh citrus of lemon juice, this is a lovely salad for the Summer months and can be made ahead of time, making it a great option for picnics and BBQ’s.
Tabbouleh - Parsley, Mint, Potatoes, Tomatoes & Spring Onion
- 15 small potatoes halved
- 2 large handfuls fresh parsley
- 1 small handful fresh mint leaves
- 6 spring onions washed, finely sliced
- 10 baby, on the vine tomatoes washed, halved
- 1 lemon - juice only
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- Place the potatoes into a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer for about 10 mins until cooked through. Drain in a sieve then run cold water over them to cool them.
- Whilst the potatoes are cooking, prepare the remaining ingredients but finely chopping the parsley and mint leaves, washing a halving the tomatoes and finely slicing the spring onions (including the green ends). Add them all to a large serving bowl with the potatoes and combine gently with your hands.
- Next, squeeze the lemon juice over the salad and drizzle the olive oil. Mix again to ensure all the ingredients are covered in the dressing before serving.