Sunday, March 28, 2010

one potato, two potato - new potato!

A simple and delicious salad...
what better way to enjoy spring's special produce?
The gorgeous little potatoes and fresh onions above were later transformed into one of the best potato salads I have ever tasted, Garlicky Potato Salad.
This vinaigrette-style potato salad is the perfect accompaniment to grilled foods and keeps well for picnics and other outdoor events.
Using 1-1/2 pounds of potatoes, I started out by cutting the small potatoes in half (in quarters in some cases) and cooked them for about 10 minutes. And yes, the blue potatoes retain their unusual color! The vinaigrette is easy to whip up while the potatoes are cooking, then drain and toss the warm potatoes with the dressing so they can soak up all that luscious garlicky flavor.
For the vinaigrette, combine:
  • 1 to 3 small cloves of garlic, minced (I used 1 small clove, but use more if you adore garlic!)
  • 3 large green onions, white part and a bit of green, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (I used a white balsamic vinegar so the colors of the potatoes would remain true)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried), minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
That's it - it's that simple! Chill the salad for a bit, and allow to warm up to room temperature slightly before serving. This serves approximately 6.


Anonymous said...

Potato salad on the mind! Hee Hee! Your recipe looks great too - I will have to give this one a try as well!

Doris Sturm said...

I love potatoes...must be my German upbringing. I also love the yams and sweet potatoes. Around here you can find a truck parked on a streetcorner sometimes selling Mississippi sweet potatoes and I usually stop and buy some.
Have a great evening,
Doris :-)

Katy said...

This looks amazing! As someone who doesn't care for mayo, this is perfect :) Thanks for posting!

cabin + cub said...

yummy.... oh and it would go so well with the brisket i am eyeballing below this post. i am getting hungry now! ;)

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Try it, you won't be disappointed! The fresh little potatoes and the balsamic vinegar give this salad an almost sweet taste. It's truly delicious and keeps so well.

Thanks for reading!


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