The sun has been shining a lot this February in Berlin and it makes me think more about summer food. There are some decent organic avocados in the shops, although they have travelled a long way. Potatoes are always delicious in Germany and there are some lovely salad version available. This is a hearty, rich salad which should only be lightly dressed otherwise it becomes too cloying. It is best with the potatoes still warm.
Serves 1 as a main course
A whole ripe avocado
A Little Gem lettuce or a Romaine heart
6-8 cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
A large spring onion very finely chopped
6 tiny salad potatoes
A tablespoon of shop bought or homemade salad dressing of choice
Boil the potatoes whole for 20 minutes and rinse in cold water to stop cooking. Finely chop the lettuce and place in the bottom of a bowl. Add tomatoes and the avocado chopped. Add the potatoes to the top of the salad and then sprinkle over the onion. Dress lightly and season to taste.