Thai new potato and cucumber salad

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus cooling
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes, plus cooling

Serves: 4 as a side


1 garlic clove, crushed
30g fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 tbsp dark brown soft sugar
3 tbsp light soy sauce
3 tbsp lime juice
28g pack coriander, leaves and stalks separated
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 red chilli, finely sliced
500g Cornish new potatoes
½ organic ridge cucumber
3 salad onions, thinly sliced
big handful mint leaves, torn



1. Mix together the garlic, ginger, sugar, soy and lime juice. Finely chop the coriander stalks, then stir in with the oil and chilli. Cook the new potatoes in salted, boiling water for 20 minutes, or until easily pierced to the core with a sharp knife. Drain, cut into halves or quarters, depending on size, and put in a salad bowl. Add ½ the dressing, stir and leave to cool.

2. When cool, cut the cucumber into small cubes and add along with the salad onions, most of the coriander and mint leaves, and remaining dressing; toss together. Scatter with the rest of the herbs and serve. LH