Warm Salad of New Potatoes, Asparagus Spears, Hard Boiled Eggs and Mint

10:58 pm on 2 October 2006

(Serves 4)

Warm Salad of New Potatoes, Asparagus, Eggs and Mint

Photo: Abel and Cole


  • 500g scrubbed new baby potatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • 500g asparagus spears
  • A handful of fresh mint
  • Dressing made with juice and zest of 1 orange, 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper


Cover the potatoes with salted water and simmer until tender. Put the eggs in another saucepan and simmer for 8 minutes. Snap the stalky ends from the asparagus and cook the spears in salted water for 4 - 5 minutes. Cut the mint into thin slices.

Make the dressing by combining the orange juice and zest with the oil and salt and pepper.

Gently combine the warm potatoes, shelled and halved boiled eggs and asparagus, with the dressing on a nice serving plate. Scatter over the mint and serve as an entrée or light lunch dish with some fresh wholemeal bread.

(If you want to make this very luxurious you could add some slices of smoked salmon).