Springtime Potato Asparagus Salad

This potato asparagus salad just screams springtime!  It’s a perfect side dish to celebrate the beginning of grilling season. Throw your favorites of the grill, invite some friends over and serve it all up with a yummy potato asparagus salad.

 

potato asparagus salad in a brown bowl with silver serving utensils

 

I LOVE potatoes.  I mean I REALLY ADORE them.

There is something so comforting about potatoes.  There must thousands of ways to prepare them, and I haven’t yet found one that sucks.  Baked, boiled, stuffed, grilled, roasted.  I can definitely get myself in trouble with the crispy and fried varieties.  French fries, chips, tater tots, crispy smashed potatoes… they are all perfect culinary delights.  Delights that I probably shouldn’t partake of as often as I do, but what the heck… they’re veggies after all, and veggies are good for you, right?!

 

potato asparagus salad close up in a brown bowl

 

Well, this springtime potato and asparagus salad is chockful of crunchy spring vegetables along with those potassium rich new potatoes.  This salad is a match made in potato heaven.  Delicious AND nourishing all at once.

Maybe it’s because they’re my favorite but I think that the humble potato gets a bad wrap in this protein centric world.  The facts are that its not the potato that makes the french fries a questionable daily choice.  (but a perfect weekly one!)

One medium-sized (5.3oz) skin-on potato has:

  • Just 110 calories
  • No fat, sodium or cholesterol
  • Nearly half your daily value of vitamin C
  • More potassium than a banana
  • A good source of vitamin B6
  • Fiber, magnesium and antioxidants
  • Resistant starch

 

 

When you add in the phyto nutrients, antioxidants and prebiotics of the asparagus, peas and radishes this potato salad really packs a one, two punch.  Serve it alongside my slow roasted pulled pork for a perfectly balanced entertaining menu.

 

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Springtime Potato Asparagus Salad

This potato asparagus salad screams spring!  The sharp lemony-dijon vinaigrette complements the creaminess of the new potatoes and the fresh herbs tie everything together.  

Course lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 251 kcal
Author KellyLiken

Ingredients

  • 1 lb New Potatoes
  • 1 bunch Asparagus cut into 1" lengths
  • 6 Radishes shaved thin
  • 1 C Sugar Snap Peas julienned
  • 2 T Parsley chopped
  • 2 T Dill chopped
  • 2 T Tarragon chopped
  • 2 T Chives chopped
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

Lemon Dijon Vinagrette

  • 1 T Dijon Mustard
  • 2 T Shallot minced
  • 1/4 C Lemon Juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 t honey
  • 1/2 C Olive Oil
  • Salt and Freshly Gound Black Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the new potatoes in half or quarters depending on their size.  Place in a large sauce pot and cover with cool salted water.  Bring to a boil and cook until they are tender, about 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, put all of the vinaigrette ingredients in a tightly sealed jar and shake it up!  Allow to sit while the potatoes cook to meld the flavors together.

  3. When the potatoes are almost tender, add the asparagus to the water for 3 minutes.  Fish them out and plunge them into ice water right away.  This will keep them crispy and vibrant.  

  4. Strain the potatoes and immediately dress the hot potaoes with half of the dressing you just made.  Season them to taste and set aside to cool thoroughly while you prep the other veggies.

  5. Jullienne the snap peas, shave the radishes either with a sharp knife or a mandoline and chop the fresh herb.  When the potatoes are cool, toss everything together.  There should be enough dressing already, but feel free to add more if you like it saucy!

Nutrition Facts
Springtime Potato Asparagus Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Potassium 805mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 27.9%
Vitamin C 61.9%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 23.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Kelly Liken, one of Colorado’s most promising and influential young chefs, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her mother was an outstanding cook, constantly exploring new recipes and seeking out fresh products at the local farmers market, which led Kelly to develop her love for cooking in high school. Read More