Spring Vegetable and Baby Potato Salad

Potato Salad-Salad. An entrée salad  meal featuring grilled steak and potatoes with fresh spring produce.

SPRING VEGETABLE AND BABY POTATO SALAD

Disclosure: This post is sponsored in partnership with Potatoes USA.

Hello spring weather! After some 70 degree days in February (and then back down to the 40's of course) we're all enjoying the random warm days peppered in this season. Any time the weather reaches the 60's the wineries are packed around here. Everyone wants to be outside, eating, drinking and even using the grill after a long winter's hibernation. Today's recipe is for a big entrée salad with grilled seasoned potatoes, steak and a variety of spring produce. And if you don't have a grill, not to worry: we've got directions for the stove and oven too!

I think all of us usually have potatoes hanging around the kitchen throughout the month. Since there are so many varieties of potatoes that provide a blank canvas for different flavors and cuisines, they're a great pantry staple. In terms of nutrition, they go beyond basic though...they're an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of potassium (more than a banana) and a good source of B6. 

And if that doesn't sell you, remember the best thing about an entree salad: one platter= less dishes.

 

SPRING VEGETABLE AND BABY POTATO SALAD
SPRING VEGETABLE AND BABY POTATO SALAD

Just like with all of our salads, we've got a variety of shapes, textures and flavors. That's what makes a salad great! The best part is that this concept carries across all seasons.

And this dressing? OBSESSED. You should use it in all seasons period. Sumac, garlic and ginger all day.

SPRING VEGETABLE AND BABY POTATO SALAD
SPRING VEGETABLE AND BABY POTATO SALAD
SPRING VEGETABLE AND BABY POTATO SALAD

 

Spring Baby Potato Salad

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 :: Cook time: 45 (not all active)

Dressing

  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup plain, 0% Icelandic yogurt 
  • 2 Tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger, grated 
  • freshly ground black pepper 5 grinds
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Salad

  • 1.5 pounds baby white potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound sirloin steak (can purchase pre-cut in strips)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (if using stove top vs grill)
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 baby dill pickles, cut in half
  • 1 spring onion, sliced into rounds
  • 5 spring radishes, tops removed, cut in half
  • 3 cups mixed spring greens
  • 12 asparagus tips
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

 

Directions: 

1. To make dressing: Add ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. Cover and store in fridge. 

2. To make potatoes: If using a grill, preheat grill. 

3. Add potatoes to a bowl and mix olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper to combine.

4.  Add to a packet made from folded aluminum foil. 

5. Place on grill and cook for 10 minutes. Pierce a potato with a fork. If fork goes all the way through, potatoes are done.  ALTERNATIVE: To cook in an oven, preheat oven to 400 F. Add to a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper. Toss to evenly coat. Place on aluminum foil for 45 minutes. Flip halfway through.

6. To cook steak: Preheat grill and season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper. 

7. Grill until cooked through. 

8. Rest and cut into strips. ALTERNATIVE: If using a stove top, add a little vegetable oil to a cast iron skillet. Cut meat into strips (or purchase pre cut strips) and season. Cook until meat is done.

9. Plating: Add greens to a large platter. 

10. Add potatoes, steak and veggies in separate piles over greens. Top with spring onion and parsley. 

11. Serve dressing on the side.

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