Afghan Potato Salad with Cilantro Dressing (Tested)

Serves     4-6


¾ pound Russet potatoes (about 1 large), cut in half
½ cup roughly chopped scallions, white and light green parts
1 cup roughly chopped cilantro (1 small bunch)
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 ½ cans chickpeas (15 oz. cans)


Boil the potatoes in water until tender all the way through to the center when pierced with a knife.  Drain.  When cool enough to handle, slip the skins off the potatoes and cut into bite-size pieces. Drizzle 1 tablespoon vinegar on the warm potatoes and let them cool.

While the potatoes are cooking, combine the scallions, cilantro, 1/3 cup vinegar, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

Empty the beans into a colander, rinse and drain.  Put the beans and the potatoes into a bowl, pour on the dressing and mix well.  Serve warm or cold. The Afghani name for this dish is Shornakhod.


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