Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Honey Dijon Roasted Potato Salad #‎BloggerCLUE


Welcome to the March installment of the Blogger C.L.U.E. Society.  The theme for March was anything potato.  Potatoes are a much loved ingredient with my two kids and husband so I knew I would definitely score some points with them.  I also love that potatoes are so budget friendly and I always have a five pound bag hanging around my kitchen looking for some delicious inspiration.

Well, that inspiration was totally fulfilled this month because I was assigned Janet from From Cupcakes to Caviar.  Janet loves to cook and started her blog to help others get past eating ramen noodles or microwave meals and learn the basics of cooking tasty food at home.  She is the mother of six children and a grandmother too.  Wow, I thought I had a full plate with just my two kids. 

I loved looking through her blog.  She has a lot of comfort food on her blog and I love comfort food.  I have already made a list of cakes, pies and savory dishes I want to try out.  This month, I picked her Honey Dijon Roasted Potato Salad.    Wow, I am so happy that I did!  It was such an easy dish to fix and the flavors just danced in my mouth.  I have never thought to roast potatoes before making a potato salad so I was eager to try that concept out.  I ate a bunch of roasted potatoes right out of the oven because they were so yummy.  I had to finally stop myself from eating the roasted potatoes or I wouldn't have had any left for the potato salad.   

The salad was simple with green onions and tomatoes rounding out the potato salad.  I also had to sneak in some finely diced jalapenos because I love the spice they give. Janet made it easy by using a bottle of prepared honey mustard salad dressing.  I always have honey mustard in my pantry since my kids love to dip chicken and french fries into it.  

The potatoes were still warm when I tossed it with the dressing and the dressing got perfectly absorbed into each piece. I tossed it with the other ingredients and stuck a fork into the bowl.  My daughter was standing right there waiting for the first taste.  She literally put a piece of roasted potato into her mouth and closed her eyes and gave me a big thumbs up.  That was followed by a little happy dance.  My son and husband also came to eat lunch and piled their plate high full of this roasted honey dijon potato salad.  There were no leftovers!  We ate the whole salad... yes.. it was that good!

I have to thank Janet for this incredible recipe.  I have already decided that the next family get-together (probably Easter) will definitely have these sitting on the table.  You have to go check out Janet's blog because you will be drooling over her recipes and bookmarking everything!

2-3lbs russet or red potatoes cut into bite size pieces
1/4 vegetable or canola oil
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika (optional)
salt and black pepper

For Salad:
2 large tomatoes seeded and cut into large chunks
3 green onions sliced 
finely seeded and diced jalapenos (optional)
1/2 cup homemade or store bought Honey Dijon Dressing  

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Wash and cut potatoes into bite size pieces.  In a large bowl combine the potatoes, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and oil.  Toss well and place on foiled lined baking sheet in a single layer.   

Bake in oven for about 45 minutes until golden brown.  Halfway through baking turn the potatoes once to get even baking. 
Prepare salad ingredients and then combine the hot/warm potatoes.  Toss ingredients and serve.  Enjoy.


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