Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Asparagus Fingerling Potato Salad with Lemon Caper Dressing


Can't believe it's already the middle of March. The time is just flying by and I am already planning for our annual migration to the pacific northwest. This year however, will be different as we will be putting are home on the market in order to sell. This is certainly not something that I want to do, but it is time to make a change and for that I must accept. Certainly this year I will take the time to appreciate life on the Pacific coast in a small town, but really shouldn't I be doing that all the time anyway......

Here's another asparagus recipe, really a kind of riff on a potato salad. I suppose, I could of added a few soft boiled eggs and some crispy pancetta, but this was good in it's simple form. I served this along side of some smoked salmon and it was delicious. Here's to appreciating a simple Monday night meal.

Ingredients:

1- pound organic fingerling potatoes
1 teaspoon kosher salt (for water to boil potatoes in)
1 bunch asparagus (cut into 2 to 3 inch pieces)

Dressing:

6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 capers (drained and rinsed)
1 teaspoon fresh dill (chopped finely)
Salt and pepper to season


To prepare:

Bring potatoes and salt to a boil in a medium sized soup pot and simmer about 20 minutes until potatoes are just tender. Drain and let completely cool. Cut in half.

In the meantime, make the dressing by adding all the ingredients together in a small bowl, season with salt and pepper.

Fill same pot of water half full and heat to a boil, add asparagus and let cook 2 to 3 minutes, until just tender. (Time will depend on the thickness of your stalks). Remove from heat, drain and immediately plunge into a bowl of ice water.

Place potatoes and asparagus together in a large bowl and mix with dressing. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if necessary. Turn out and serve on a large platter. Enjoy!



Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

32 comments:

  1. This looks good - only a few weeks until our asparagus will be poking through the ground and I can try out the recipe.

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    1. Oh Anne, that's so nice that you can grow you own, how wonderful!

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  2. This is wonderfully simple, Cheri! Asparagus and salmon are two of my favourite foods so this is definitely a winner from my point of view :-)

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    1. Thanks Helen, there one of my favorite combinations as well.

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  3. I'm making asparagus (with grape tomatoes) tonight! I love it with potatoes, and it's just nice when you get fresh vegetables and cook them simply like this. The dressing sounds like a perfect accompaniment. Good luck with all the changes going on!

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    1. Hi Monica, asparagus with tomatoes sounds wonderful, I love this time of year.

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  4. Lovely dish. We won't have asparagus in the Cotswolds for another month or so, but you're making me excited in anticipation of its short, tasty season. Will return to this.

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    1. Thanks Andrea, spring is such a great time of the year.

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  5. This looks so fresh and lovely! I'll have to make this for sure. Can imagine how nice the Pacific coast is. Are you moving there permanently?

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    1. would love to, but it is our second home and we have to sell.

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  6. The dressing sounds delicious and just perfect for potatoes and asparagus :)

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    1. It really is tandy , the perfect potato salad.

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  7. Lovely, green asparagus, cooked to perfection! A beautiful salad! :) ela

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  8. This is my kind of potato salad! I love the lemony dressing and the asparagus addition.

    Good luck with selling your home!

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  9. I'm not a huge fan of asparagus but those fingerling potatoes sure look awesome, not to mention that I love capers. So, in the end, this salad sure is a winner for me!

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    1. Thanks Mike, there is always some part of something that everyone likes:) most of the time.

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  10. I'm sorry you guys have to move because it sounds like you don't want to. I hope for a quick sale and that you can find a new place you really love.

    This salad looks delicious! I saw lots of asparagus at the grocery store the other day and was trying to think of ways to use it :)

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  11. Good luck selling your house! This asparagus dish sounds delicious. Bet it's good hot or cold. Love dishes that are like that : )

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    1. Hi Natalie, we had it cold and it was delicious!

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  12. I was wondering what to do with the bunch of asparagus in the fridge and this sounds delicious. Will give it a try tonight!

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  13. I love asparagus and have roasted some recently. The combination with fingerling potatoes makes me wish mine were that stage. Instead I am just about ready to plant them. Looks like a great recipe!

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    1. Hi Mindy, oh your so lucky to be able to grow your own.

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  14. Looks delicious, love asparagus! We cook asparagus and fingerling potatoes all the time with salmon or steak or beef tenderloin or grilled chicken....etc. Nice blog!

    Michael :-)

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    1. Thanks Michael, great suggestions for the entrees!

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  15. Cheri, this looks SO good! I love asparagus and I love fingerling potatoes, so this combo sounds amazing! Good luck on selling your house! Where in the Pacific Northwest do you go? We went to Portland and Seattle last year on vacation and absolutely fell in love!

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    1. We go to Yachats, it's a little town on the central coast in Oregon. We love it there. Thanks for stopping by, Sweetphi!

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  16. This is my kind of salad! Where in the Pacific NW? The real estate market is improving, that's for sure. We went through selling our house last year. Good luck with the process :-)

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    1. Hi Susan, Yachats, Oregon is the little town our home is in. Thanks, we really enjoyed this salad. Happy week-end!

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