Warm Baby Potato and Asparagus Salad

Large beautiful displays of fresh juicy green local asparagus are a sight to which I've become happily accustomed, but my latest trip to the local market left me with a heavy heart as I realized that this wonderful season must soon be coming to an end. Racing off with two bunches — not quite the last I hope? — I set off to make at least one more asparagus creation while I have time.

Always pairing best with simple flavours, I steamed a bunch of asparagus with fresh baby potatoes and tossed the vegetables with a simple but lively balsamic and Dijon mustard dressing. Served right away to enjoy the warmth and tenderness of the potatoes and asparagus, this was an elegant salad that I think you will find inviting at any time of year, even if the produce isn't local. Enjoy!
Warm Baby Potato and Asparagus Salad

Salad:

1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes
1 bunch fresh asparagus
1 shallot, diced
small handful fresh parsley, chopped


Dressing:

2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sea salt
fresh ground black pepper


Steam the potatoes for 20 minutes, or until just tender. Snap the woody ends off the asparagus and cut the spears into 1" to 1 1/2" pieces. Add to the potatoes and steam for five more minutes.

Remove the warm potatoes and asparagus from the steamer and place in a large mixing bowl with the shallot and parsley. Whisk together the dressing ingredients, drizzle over the salad, and toss gently to combine.

Serve warm. Serves 4.

Other potato salads you may enjoy:
Potato Radish Salad
Mexican-Style Potato Salad with Avocado and Jalapeño
Potato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

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7 comments:

Edana said...

That sounds excellent! Thanks for the recipe--too bad I'll have to wait for next year to use it, since asparagus has already gone out of season where I live. (Well...I could use grocery store asparagus, I guess.)

The Food Hunter said...

Love both baby potao and asparagus so this is a real winner for me.

Weight Loss Tips said...

I was just showing my husband your picture of the asparagus and potatoes, not that I mind but big mistake, I have to run to the market now. Guess what we are having with dinner tonight? Look forward to trying your recipe.

eatme_delicious said...

This salad has everything I love! Asparagus, baby potatoes, Dijon, balsamic. Yum!

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

I just stumbled across your blog. I love it! It's especially cool that you're from London, since I'm from Windsor!

Jacqueline said...

This is one of my favourite salads and I dress it the same too. I also like to add egg to my salad. Mmmmmmm :P