Posted in Recipes, Salads

Roasted Potato and Kidney Bean Salad!

So, a while ago, I was looking for recipes to use kidney beans in ways other than traditionally used in Indian cooking, such as Rajma Chawal and sorts, when I stumbled upon this recipe by Naturally Ella here. While, I did not have sweet potatoes that day, and I was too lazy to make a grocery trip, I used carrots and regular potatoes. Sure, it tasted yum. But then, I made another salad with roasted sweet potatoes, and I must say, I will make this again with sweet potatoes some day. Over to the recipe, because, well, you are here for the recipe, and not for my yip-yapping!

Rosemary flavoured, Pan Roasted Potato and Kidney Bean salad for the #SaladNight Dinner – Salad 24 of #100happysalads ! The salad idea is from @naturallyella 's Black Bean and Sweet Potato Salad, but since black beans are difficult to source in India and I did not have time to go shopping for sweet potatoes, I swapped the ingredients with local ones. I spotted some fresh rosemary at my local supermarket early this week and was dying to use it. It sounds silly but when it comes to new ingredients, I am a kid in a room with a new toy. 😁 I pan roasted 2 medium potatoes and 4 small carrots while the pre-soaked kidney beans were getting pressure cooked. Once the beans cooled down, I added a finely chopped red onion, capsicum and a deseeded tomato. The dressing is a whisked mix of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, black pepper and salt. And of course, lots of finely chopped coriander. Dinner sorted! ❤️ #saladsfordinner #saladdinners #salad #roastedpotatoes #kidneybeans #srujans100happysalads

A post shared by Srujan Desai (@d.srujan) on

Recipe: (Serves 2, as a meal, or 4 if you serve it as a side or an accompaniment )


  • 1 cup, cooked kidney beans, (soaked for 8 hours and pressured cooked until fully cooked but not mushy, OR drained and rinsed, if you are using canned),
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, chopped into bite-sized chunks, ( if you can clean them well, leave the skin on like I did, or you could peel it),
  • 2 carrots, scraped, trimmed and chopped into bite-sized chunks,
  • a few stalks of fresh rosemary, OR 1 tsp of dried rosemary,
  • 1 medium sized capsicum, deseeded and finely chopped,
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped,
  • 1 medium tomato, deseeded and chopped,
  • 1 tbsp + 3 tbsp of olive oil,
  • juice of one large lemon,
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced (optional, skip if you don’t like the flavor),
  • salt to taste,
  • pepper, a few pinches


  1. In a mixing bowl, take the potato and carrot chunks. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of oil, add a few pinches of salt and black pepper and rosemary. Mix well until they are coated evenly with the spices and oil.
  2. You could roast these in an oven, spread in an oven proof tray in a single layer and roast at 180C for about 30 mins or until done. Or, you could also pan roasted them in a skillet, over an even heat, not high or simmer, a constant medium heat for about 20-25 mins or until cooked to a crisp. You could cover with a lid for first 5-10 mins, but cook them uncovered, tossing them frequently, so that they don’t stick for the rest of the duration.
  3. Meanwhile, in another mixing bowl ( or the same one you used for potatoes if you are lazy like me 😉 ), mix the capsicum, onion, tomato and the kidney beans. Set it aside until you are ready to serve.
  4. Whisk the remaining oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper together in another small bowl and set aside.
  5. Once the potatoes and carrots are cooked, transfer them to a plate and let them cool down slightly. Once ready to serve, add them to the other vegetables, pour the prepared dressing over everything and mix well.
  6. Serve warm, or chilled as per your preference.

2 thoughts on “Roasted Potato and Kidney Bean Salad!

Your $0.02 gladly accepted here, but kindly don't be rude:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s