Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lemon and Chive Warm Potato Salad

Yum
 We are certainly having a strange spring.  Warm, hot, cool, cold... sometimes we don't know what the next day will bring us. I am not ready for your typical picnic chilled potato salad yet so I decided to try a warm potato salad instead since it was a bit chilly today. This potato salad was fantastic paired with some burgers and sausages.  The warmness of this salad was very appealing too. The trick is to get the potatoes strained and then put them back into the same hot pot you boiled them in so any residual water evaporates. Then add the prepared dressing to the hot potatoes so they soak up the dressing.  You will end up with some very delicious and flavorful potatoes.  This is one potato salad that is good anytime of year.

Ingredients:
2lbs potatoes (I like thin skinned potatoes that you don't have to peel)
2Tbs finely diced red onion
2Tbs mince chives
1 stalk celery finely diced
1 Tbs capers (optional)
1 Tbs finely chopped fresh parsley
salt and black pepper to taste

Dressing:
2 Tbs lemon juice (fresh)
1 Tbs canola oil
2 Tbs mayonnaise
1 tsp honey
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:
Wash potatoes and cut into half or quarter into large cubes.  Boil in salted water until fork tender. Drain well and put potatoes back into the hot pot.  Add onion, celery and capers.  Blend dressing well and add to potatoes. Toss well and serve salad warm.  Enjoy.



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12 comments:

  1. I know the weather is very interesting and is rains all day here, btw simple and perfect salad for side dish, I love you add chive on this potato salad :)

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  2. Warm potato salad is a great alternative for a chilly day. Sounds like your weather is all over the place at the moment, but it should settle down soon. Have a great week, Ramona! :)

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  3. i am so sick of the weather, i just want it to be warm!! this salad looks fantastic!

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  4. What a beautiful potato salad, perfect for summer!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  5. This looks like a definite keeper, Ramona! I've just been dreaming about making some potato salad and will definitely be using your recipe this week.

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    1. Oh, and I almost forgot (got distracted by the grandkids), I wanted to say thank you so much for your kind words and gracious support in regards to my family. You are always a ray of sunshine.

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  6. I love potato salad, and yours looks wonderful!

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  7. I like warm potato salads! The dressing looks so good! You know I love lemon!

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  8. Oooh, this looks so tasty, Ramona! Perfect side for Memorial Day!

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  9. This is my favorite kind of potato salad: Vinegar and mustard and no cream or mayo.

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  10. What a simple and delicious salad! Love the addition of the capers!

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