Hearty and filling, this Roasted New Potato and Asparagus Lentil Salad is great on its own or as a side dish. Vegan and gluten free, it has a tangy lemon and dill dressing. Lentils add some healthy plant based proteins.
I created this recipe for Tesco using their Jersey Royal New Potatoes. Deliciously nutty and earthy, they are a traditional Spring produce and can only be grown on the island of Jersey. Jersey Royals are still produced and harvested using many traditional practices such as planting the seed potatoes by hand, fertilising the potatoes using seaweed harvested from Jersey beaches and harvesting from the islands steep slopes using winch and cables.
With an heritage that dates back 140 years, Jersey Royals are generally only available for a limited period each year. This season Jersey Royals have been delayed due to the severe cold weather conditions which have affected the UK and even Jersey itself.
You can find Jersey Royal New Potatoes at Tesco in both a prepack and loose format. If you prefer smaller potatoes, there is even a prepack of Jersey Royal Baby New Potatoes. They should all be available until July depending on the amount of crop available.
Tesco Jersey Royal New Potatoes are really versatile. While they are ideal boiled or steamed, I also love roasting them as it enhances their delicious flavour.
For this recipe I have also added another of my personal Spring favourite: asparagus. Simply throw the asparagus in the oven with the potatoes 10-15 mins before the end (roasting time will depend on the size of the asparagus).
This Roasted New Potato and Asparagus Lentil Salad is best eaten warm or at room temperature.