Stuffed Potatoes with Winter Greens and Beetroot Salad

Serves: 4
Prep & Cooking: 30 – 45 minutes


  • 4 large or 8 small potatoes
  • 1 leek
  • 200g spinach, kale or any stir-fry veg available
  • handful of parsley
  • handful of fresh wild garlic (three-cornered garlic)
  • 300g beetroot
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2-3 stalks celery
  • 1 small red onion
  • winter purslane or any green salad available
  • 1 large apple

From the cupboard:

  • 100-150ml single cream
  • 1 egg
  • 50g mature cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • cooking oil
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt to taste


  1. Steam the potatoes with the skin on. Scoop out a medium-sized hole in each.
  2. Stir-fry the leek and spinach with paprika for about 10-15 mins. At the end add the garlic, parsley and cream. When the mixture cools down a bit, add the egg.
  3. Stuff the potatoes with the spinach mixture and bake at 180° C until golden (about 10-15 mins). Switch off the oven and sprinkle the cheddar on top (leave the potatoes inside the oven until the cheddar melts).
  4. The salad: Grate the beetroot and carrots. Chop the celery, red onion and apple. Add the purslane (or salad) and mix with olive oil, salt and balsamic vinegar dressing.

Recipe and image by Pavlina.