Our friends have been bugging us about it, so it made another appearance at this years bash, again, devoured in a hot minute.
A few nights ago, when we got snowballed into our deck project, I decided I wanted to make the salad as a side for our twist on Chicken Saltimbooca.
Here's the lowdown:
Gather your ingredients. Since we made the salad for two, we didn't need too much. I hate wasting food.
- 1lbish of small red potatoes (you can also use fingerlings)
- 2 or 2 stalks of celery depending on how much you like celery
- 1 or 2 red bell peppers, again, to taste
- 1 medium yellow onion
Preheat your oven to 350. (We use the convection setting on our oven)
|Yes we also eat late at night. And yes I have burnt cookies on my baking sheet : )|
Chop your potatoes into bite size cubes, and put into a large bowl. Toss with olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper, and fresh thyme. Spray your baking sheet w/cooking spray to prevent sticking.
|We use Kosher Salt for everything. It enhances flavor rather than giving a salty taste like table salt does. I highly recommend using it for all your salty needs.|
Chop your peppers and onions into bite size pieces. I re-use the oil left in the bowl from the potatoes to coat the veggies. Roast those for about 15 - 20 minutes on a separate pan.
Now we will make the dressing! You will need:
- 1tbsp of Stone ground Mustard
- 2oz white wine vinegar
- A splash of sherry vinegar
- salt and pepper
- Tarragon (prefer to use fresh, but we only had dried. Just a pinch, a little goes a loooong way with dried herbs)
- Pinch of sugar or honey if you prefer
- 4-6 oz of Olive Oil
Whisk the first 6 ingredients together, and slowly whisk in the oil. You want a thick, creamy dressing.
Once your potatoes and veggies have cooled slightly, place them all in a large bowl with the celery and toss lightly with the dressing just before serving. You want a light coating, this is not a soggy, saucy salad.
So try it for yourself, and enjoy!!! Hope you all had a marvelous weekend!!
I'm sharing this recipe at Remodelaholic's recipe party!