Hot Potato, Cool Cucumber

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Appears in
Josceline Dimbleby’s Complete Cookbook

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1997

  • About

The best potatoes you can get for this during the winter are the Italian new potatoes, which have a good waxy texture and slightly yellow colour. Otherwise, use other salad-type potatoes, and Jersey potatoes during the summer.


  • 450 g/1 lb new potatoes
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 4


Scrub the potatoes but don’t peel them. Cut them in half, or in quarters if they are large, and steam or boil until tender. Meanwhile, peel the cucumber, cut it into cubes and mix in a bowl with the yoghurt, cayenne pepper and some salt. Make a vinaigrette dressing by putting the wine vinegar, olive oil and mustard into a jam jar and seasoning with salt and black pepper. Close the jar and shake