Roasted Asparagus Potato Salad – SRC

by Suzanne on April 13, 2014

Roasted Asparagus Potato Salad

I realize it isn’t summer yet.  Heck, it’s barely spring.  In the 80s here this week, snowing in other parts of the country.  So, how about we make the best of the weather with the best of spring and summer all rolled into one fabulous salad?

The asparagus at the market is just perfect.  And I LOVE asparagus.  I realize not everyone does, but when I saw this recipe in my Secret Recipe Club partner’s blog, I knew I had found the perfect dish for a springtime picnic.  For those of us enjoying those spring temps now, go on out and make this and go on that picnic pronto!  For those who still have snow on the ground, just look what you have to look forward to!  In fact, go ahead and make this and serve it at your next meal.  Just to get you in the mood.

But wait, before you run off, check out my partner’s blog, A Spoonful of Thyme, and all the rest of the fabulous recipes that Kate has on her blog.  Just for a teaser or two . . .  Sweet Mustard Shrimp, Capellini with Shrimp and Creamy Tomato Sauce,  and her Tequila Lime Chicken.  And I’ve already decided that MY next recipe of Kate’s is her German Potato Salad.  If one potato salad is fabulous, then the second one must be out of this world, right?!?!  I just LOVE her personal philosophy.  “I truly believe that there is always “thyme” to cook and sit down as a family for the evening meal. Cooking is a wonderful way to bring family and friends together to enjoy food and each other. With a good recipe and “a spoonful of thyme” wonderful things can happen!”

Thanks, Kate, for a wonderful recipe!!  I loved getting to know you and your blog.

Roasted Asparagus Potato Salad

5.0 from 1 reviews
Roasted Asparagus Potato Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
 
This is one of THE best potato salad recipes I've ever made. All of the elements you want in a potato salad, yet delightfully different. It will be a new family favorite!
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Leeks, white and light green parts, thinly sliced and rinsed
  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes, cleaned, rinsed and cubed into about 1" pieces
  • 2 stalks Celery, rinsed, patted dry, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh Asparagus
  • ½ tsp fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh Chives, chopped
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Dill Pickle Relish
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees.
  2. Trim off tough ends of asparagus. Rinse, pat dry and lay flat in a 9X13 pan. Drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Slice asparagus into about 1" pieces
  6. Slice and clean leeks. Pat dry.
  7. In a medium saute' pan, heat the other tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Allow leeks to brown slightly, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  8. In a 4qt saucepan, place potatoes into generously salted water.
  9. Bring to boil, then reduce to a simmering boil and cover potatoes.
  10. When you can push a fork through the potatoes, remove from heat, drain off water, and then cover with cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain water off of potatoes again and pour into large mixing bowl.
  11. Add celery and asparagus to the potatoes.
  12. Mix thyme, chives, mayo, relish, mustard, and vinegar together in small bowl. Whisk together until smooth then pour over the potato mixture.
  13. Toss gently until dressing is thoroughly incorporated.
  14. Garnish with more chives, if desired. Chill and serve!

Roasted Asparagus Potato Salad

This is SUCH a simple and delicious potato salad and will please even your picky eaters!  I added a little feta cheese to my serving, but left it out of the recipe because my husband doesn’t really care for it.  If I were to add it to the whole recipe, I would probably use about 1/2 cup.  I also think it would be good with sweet pickle relish or NO pickle relish.  Up to you!

By the way, that is a black and yellow petunia in the background of the pictures.  I’ve never seen anything like it before!  Had to have them!!

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Kate April 14, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Suzanne! Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! I am so happy that you enjoyed the blog and the potato salad! I ditched the tarragon the next time I made it…glad to see that you did, too. It is a fancied up potato salad that is great to kick off any picnic or outdoor barbecue! Great SRC selection.

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Suzanne April 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM

I have to say that I was surprised at how much I loved it! Delicious!!

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Jane's Adventures in Dinner April 14, 2014 at 8:31 AM

So true, just love everything coming alive and especially the appearance of asparagus. Gorgeous salad

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Rebekah April 14, 2014 at 8:33 AM

I *adore* asparagus, and it looks amazing in this potato salad. Yum!!!

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Suzanne April 14, 2014 at 8:42 PM

The asparagus with the potatoes is the perfect pairing!

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danielle April 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

I love asparagus and adding it to potato salad – yum!

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angela@spinachtiger April 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Just looking at it, I love it already. Would be perfect for Easter dinner side dish.

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Corina April 14, 2014 at 11:27 AM

It sounds gorgeous, especially with the extra feta cheese you added to yours. That’s exactly the type of addition I’d love.

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Suzanne April 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM

The feta really adds an additional “layer” of flavor and gives the entire dish just the perfect finishing touch!

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Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair April 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM

We’re all fans of asparagus even my little guy! This would be great as a side for Easter dinner…and a nice break from the traditional dishes.

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Suzanne April 14, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Your family will RAVE about this and no one will ever miss the traditional mustard or mayo potato salad. Promise!

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Jean April 14, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Mmm. That sounds delicious. I had you this month and made your salad dressing, which was delicious. Thanks.

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Suzanne April 14, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I’m so glad you loved that salad dressing. It is one of those that stays in my refrigerator all the time! Thanks for the kudos.

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Shelley C April 14, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Yum – that looks delicious. Asparagus is on sale this week… I may just have to try this!

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Suzanne April 14, 2014 at 8:46 PM

You will be shocked at how much you will love this. It is worth the asparagus any time!

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Rachel Cotterill April 15, 2014 at 6:09 AM

I love asparagus, too. And this salad looks perfect 🙂

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April @ Angels Homestead April 15, 2014 at 6:24 AM

I love how there is asparagus in this potato salad, the more veggies the better in my opinion! Looks great Suzanne, and would make a great Easter side-dish.

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Camilla @ Culinary Adventures April 15, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Oh, Suzanne! That looks amazing. I think I might make this on Sunday for Easter. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

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colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess April 15, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Yum! What a great twist on potato salad. I love the idea of adding something green.

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Stephanie April 20, 2014 at 4:27 PM

This potato salad looks wonderful and so different than the normal ones you always see at potlucks. I’ll have to try this out next time!

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Katrina April 23, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Man I miss a potato. That looks so good. <3

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