Tag Archive: Potato salad

Fingerling potato salad with spring vegetables

May 18, 2017

It’s summer potato salad time, even though summer is not quite here yet. Yesterday was a sunny day so I finally got all the new herbs planted. A lot of them grow back every year but I still like to plant new ones and refresh the look each season. The chives are threatening to take over their section, competing furiously with the adjacent spread of oregano. Various thymes are stubbornly rooted, refusing to budge (I... View Article

Potato salad with olive oil and sherry vinegar

January 30, 2017

Potato salads are one of my favourite foods. I mostly make them in the summer but sometimes if I find nice potatoes I make them regardless of the season. For this recipe I found smallish red skin potatoes that worked perfectly in this salad. I steamed them over boiling water, then sliced them into rounds and drizzled the oil over while they were still warm. I then drizzled a couple of tablespoons of the vinegar... View Article

Potato and radicchio salad

December 3, 2016

I believe I have posted about 20 potato salad recipes on the blog so far and it says a lot about how I feel about this humble and much maligned vegetable. Potatoes are so fundamental to the development of civilization that it is beyond me how they are now blamed for everything from obesity to heart disease. Most of us tend to read materials that reinforce what we already believe but If you are open... View Article

Potato salad with hard boiled eggs

August 27, 2016

Here is a recipe for a simple potato salad that works well with any summer meal. It can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for a couple of days without diminishing its quality and travels well to a boat or a picnic. I don’t know about what it’s like where you live but here certainly it is beginning to feel like fall. We wake up to cooler temperatures and a little rain... View Article

New potatoes and spring peas salad with classic vinaigrette and fresh dill

June 13, 2016

This is the salad I made to go with the vegan burgers the other day so I am sharing it with you in case you were curious. The new potatoes are beautiful now and beg to be used as often as possible. Soft and buttery they hardly need anything but a shower of fresh herbs but today I dressed them in a vinaigrette. You don’t have to peel them when the peel is fine and... View Article

Baby potatoes and green beans salad

February 27, 2016

Small potatoes and tender green beans pair well in this easy salad for a lazy day in the kitchen. I made a big bowl of it and kept it out of the fridge for a help yourself lunch or snack for the day. A drizzle of olive oil, splash of white wine vinegar (optional) and liberal sprinkle of pink Himalayan sea salt is all this salad needs for a dressing. Of course you can embellish... View Article

Fingerling potato salad with grainy mustard vinaigrette

August 9, 2015

This summer I have made so many potato salads you’d think it’s the only thing we eat here. Well, almost, but not quite. I usually add  a couple of other vegetables or grains or legumes to make it a dinner. We often eat outside on the patio in my outdoor kitchen, surrounded by hydrangeas, lavender and lilacs and a whole bunch of herbs. I don’t mind winter but I love summer and since the season... View Article

Fingerling potatoes and radishes salad

April 20, 2015

Once spring and summer arrive we have potato salad on the menu often. I don’t make the traditional mayo based potato salad too often. The Italian and French salads, made with an olive oil and vinegar dressing, appeal to me more. I add other vegetables that are in season, like green beans, radishes, carrots, peas, whatever works with the potatoes. The other day I was looking at some food blogs and saw a beautiful image... View Article

Fingerling potatoes salad with roasted mini sweet peppers

March 18, 2015

Here is a beautiful spring salad, full of vibrant colours and unexpected flavours and textures. What’s in it? Steamed creamy fingerling potatoes, thinly sliced crunchy radishes and red onion, roasted sweet mini peppers and a few briny olives. Tying them together is a creamy-tangy sherry vinaigrette and a sprinkling of parsley. This salad disappeared so quickly that I had no time to photograph it except for the little bit you see in the image. The... View Article

Summer Potato Salad

July 30, 2014

If it’s summer, I make potato salads and so far no one is complaining (don’t start:). Here is another potato salad version from my kitchen. The new potatoes cook quickly and combined with other beautiful vegetables and a simple dressing make a beautiful salad. What can be better? You can serve it as a whole meal or with other foods. It keeps in the fridge nicely and travels well to the boat or a picnic... View Article

Yellow Beets and Radicchio Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

September 15, 2013

Beets are abundant n the markets right now and I have been taking advantage of this and buying them in red, yellow, pinkish and the striped varieties. (It’s kind of like buying clothes I like, give me one in very colour:). I roast them, make them into a chilled soup, add them to salads, pickle them or shred them and bake in foil with a pat of butter, salt and pepper. Summer beets Pickled beets... View Article

Potato-Vegetable Salad with Pea Shoots and Champagne Vinaigrette

July 11, 2013

Here is the recipe for the potato vegetable salad that I prepared for the Diner en Blanc the other day. As far as I am concerned it’s a full meal deal but also makes a nice substantial salad to serve alongside other foods. Make it with small new potatoes cut in half or quartered and add corn, green peas, green beans, radishes, green onion, shredded radicchio and whatever else strike your fancy. I like adding... View Article