Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Asparagus and Scallion Dill Potato Salad

Asparagus and Scallion Dill Potato Salad

Easter is less than a week away and we leave for Oregon soon. As you can guess things around here have been crazy busy. If you are like me and still scrambling to get your Easter menu together this asparagus and scallion dill potato salad is for you. It’s one that showcases some of the brightest veggies of the season. In this recipe fresh asparagus and scallions are poached until bright green and crisp tender. A colorful band of fingerling potatoes are boiled and hard-boiled egg wedges are added.  The ingredients are then mixed together with a vinaigrette of olive oil, mustard, lemon and dill.  Fresh flavors and seasonal colors make wonderful spring sides.


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Asparagus and Scallion Dill Potato Salad

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, washed, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 3/4 pound scallions, washed trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • ½ pound fingerling potatoes, washed and cut in half lengthwise
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • Handful fresh dill, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Lemon zest and juice from 1 lemon

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a wide saucepan add water and bring to a boil, add the asparagus and scallions. Bring water back up to a slow boil and cook uncovered about 3 to 4 minutes until veggies are crisp tender.
  2. In the meantime prepare a cold water and ice bath, when veggies are done remove from pan and drain in colander; immediately add to water bath. Remove when cool, pat dry.
  3. In a medium saucepan add potatoes, bring to a boil and cook until tender about 8 to10 minutes. Drain in colander and add to ice bath, remove; pat dry when cool. Add to asparagus and scallion. Add hard-boiled egg wedges.
  4. Combine and whisk lemon juice and zest, olive oil, mustard and dill. Salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over salad and gently combine.
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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.

35 comments:

  1. Had lots of green asparagus last two days...can't imagine Easter menu without them. This salad looks great!

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    1. Thanks Angie, we always have asparagus prepared one way or another for Easter too.

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  2. I love non-mayonnaise salads like this one. And it's loaded with everything I love!

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  3. I cooked steamed asparagus last night and wish I had seen this first. It looks delicious, Cheri and would be perfect for Easter. I would've never thought of this great combo of ingredients in one dish. Yum!

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    1. Thanks Pam, we eat so much asparagus this time of year that I have to keep coming up with different ways to prepare so my husband doesn't tire of it.

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  4. Great combination. I have a bunch of asparagus just waiting to become something ☺. Hope the sun starts appearing for us in the PNW soon!

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    1. yes I hope it does too, leaving for Oregon the end of next week.

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  5. I am in Germany and there is a lot of white asparagus with hollandaise and ham or schnitzel. Your salad looks healthy and tasty to me.

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    1. Oh how fun Gerlinde, I bet the food is amazing, never had white asparagus before. Thanks!

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  6. This would be a great addition to our Easter table! I adore all the flavors represented here. Have a blessed Easter and good luck getting ready for your summer adventure!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, can't beleive were almost halfway through this month already. Happy Easter to you and your family as well.

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  7. What a lovely fresh looking potato salad. The addition of asparagus is a nice touch

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  8. What a great idea to blanch the scallions. I'm going to try that for sure.

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    1. Thanks Tandy, the flavor mellows and it is delicious with all the other ingredients.

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  9. Lovely! Just the sort of salad the Barefoot Contessa might serve at her table. Happy trails and enjoy Oregon =)

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  10. slipping asparagus in there makes this extra springy! very flavorful and attractive salad, cheri!

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    1. Thanks Grace, asparagus is one of my spring favorites.

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  11. Nice salad Cheri, I am loving asparagus combined with potatoes and eggs...and the dill sure adds a nice touch to it.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, and I hope you are having a fantastic week :)

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    1. Thanks Juliana, yes, having a great week. Hope you are too.

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  12. Simple, delicious and perfect Cheri.
    Have a loving Easter.
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    1. Thanks Dena, wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter!

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    1. Thanks Sibaritismos! appreciate you stopping by.

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  14. Love salads like this, Cheri! Healthy and easy to make. Fortunately, am going out this Easter...no cooking here!
    Happy Easter to you and yours!

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    1. Thanks Barbara, sometimes it's nice to not to have to cook for a holiday, hope you have the best Easter.

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  15. Cheri, my tummy was seriously growling while I was reading this post. I just love every ingredient in the dish! Yummmm!! Thanks for sharing this perfect springtime recipe.

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    1. Thanks Marcelle, I buy so much asparagus this time of year I'm always trying to find new ways to use it up.

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  16. This is so simple, flavorful, and light - perfect for our warm desert spring!

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