[Pssst! There’s a giveaway after the Lebanese Potato Salad recipe for some killer kitchen gadgets – don’t forget to check it out!]
This post is sponsored by Dreamfarm and written by me!
Let me start by explaining the name of this recipe. No, there isn’t actually a Lebanese potato dish out there called “Leposa.” Leposa is a name I came up with by using the first two letters of each word in “Lebanese Potato Salad!”
I was inspired to name my recipe this way by the brilliant minds over at Dreamfarm – if you haven’t seen their amazing tools and gadgets you should definitely go take a look!
I had the chance to play with a few of their toys (okay, they aren’t really toys, they are serious kitchen weapons) and replace lots of my old, never-used gadgets and tools.
Check this one out – they call it “Vebo,” and it is a magical vegetable tool. It’s made from silicone and it boils, steams, and strains.
Why does the silicone part matter? Because a) it is flexible so it will fit in any pot, b) the handles don’t get hot, and, c) it is dishwasher safe (<— highly important for my sanity).
I used the Vebo to make this Lebanese Potato Salad and it made the entire process a breeze. I just quartered my potatoes, placed them in the Vebo, placed the Vebo in a pot of water, and boiled to my heart’s content. Once the spuds were soft I lifted the whole thing up and let the water drain out.
I let the potatoes cool before I cut them into chunks and drizzled them in a refreshing dressing. I tossed in some scallions and chopped mint for a really fresh burst of flavor. SO good and SO easy.
When I first started stalking the Dreamfarm website to drool over their products, I noticed their handy “About” section. This is always the first place I check out on most websites (especially blogs!) because I like to know who is behind the brilliance I’m enjoying.
The mission of the company is to make useful products that solve problems and eliminate junk out of our lives. I thought this was such a great idea, because I have a whole lot of junk in my house (okay, mostly in my kitchen) that never gets used and needs to be packed up and shipped off.
Now that I have my Vebo, I moved my old metal strainer to the donation box. Goodbye days of scrubbing stuck on food, forcing the collapsing mechanism open and closed, and letting the inside of my pots get scratched!
Okay, so I know I mentioned other fun gadgets I got to try out and I know you want to know which ones they were and what I thought of them.
- “Chobs” – Where has this invention been all my life? These have become a permanent fixture on my plastic cutting board. The Chobs go right into the dishwasher along with my board. Done!
- “Gripet” – I stuck this baby right on my fridge and now it holds my shopping list, bills to be paid, and recipes I’m working on. Love it.
- “Garject” – So stinking brilliant. It’s a heavy duty garlic press that not only presses your garlic (with the peel on), but scrapes the garlic right out into a bowl, then pops the peel out into the trash. Hands free. Annnnnd dishwasher safe. Dreamfarm, why do you know me so well?
It was in the spirit of this junk-cure mission that I made this recipe! I took the idea of a traditional junk food (mayonnaise-laden potato salad) and came up with this lightened-up, re-vamped version. I was inspired by some potatoes I had at a Lebanese restaurant here in Portland. Fun, right?
Here’s the Lebanese Potato Salad Recipe!
- 1 pound russet potatoes, quartered
- 1/8 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, pressed
- 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1/8 cup chopped fresh mint
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil potatoes 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain, and set aside to cool for 20 minutes.
- Once cooled, cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces and place in a serving bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour over the potatoes.
- Fold in the scallions and fresh mint. Serve at room temperature.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 155Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 151mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 3g
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