A plate of salad with potatoes, lettuce, peas and green beans topped with eggs

Summer egg salad with basil & peas

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Drizzle seasonal greens, new potatoes and eggs with a tangy, herby dressing to make this healthy vegetarian lunch or dinner, packed with iron, folate and fibre

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal331
  • fat14g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre7g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 150g new potatoes, thickly sliced
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 160g French beans, trimmed
  • 160g frozen peas
  • 3 eggs
  • 160g romaine lettuce, roughly torn into pieces

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp English mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 3 tbsp chopped basil
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp capers
    Capers

    Capers

    kay-per

    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

Method

  1. Cook the potatoes in a pan of simmering water for 5 mins. Add the beans and cook 5 mins more, then tip in the peas and cook for 2 mins until all the vegetables are just tender. Meanwhile, boil the eggs in another pan for 8 mins. Drain and run under cold water, then carefully shell and halve.

  2. Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl with a good grinding of black pepper, crushing the herbs and capers with the back of a spoon to intensify their flavours.

  3. Mix the warm vegetables into the dressing to coat, then add the lettuce and toss everything together. Pile onto plates, top with the eggs and grind over some black pepper to serve.

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