Friday, June 30, 2006

Tuscan Potato Salad

I picked up a nice bag of Yukon Gold potatoes tonight at the grocery store, and thought I was going to grill them up with olive oil, garlic & rosemary in an aluminum foil pouch. However, my sad little pile of coals was really only big enough for the pork tenderloin I was grilling, so I quickly adjusted.

After consulting with a few cookbooks (1,001 Vegetarian Recipes, a BBQ book, and the Professional Chef), I finally remembered I had the Monastery Salads book. So many potato salad recipes perfect for our warm California evening. I pieced together some ideas, and produced:

Tuscan Potato Salad

About 1.5 lbs yukon gold potatoes
1 Cup (approx) shredded carrot
1/2 Cup (approx) chopped celery
2 hardboiled eggs, sliced
1 T capers
Juice of one lemon
Olive oil
Salt & pepper

Boil the potatoes until fork-tender. Run under cold water to cool. Cut into bite-size pieces in a medium bowl. Add remainder of ingredients, to taste. Toss and serve.

It's really easy, and much lighter than traditional gloopy, mayonnaisey pot. salad.

While the Bug thought the capers were "shocking," Juiceboy and I really enjoyed the salad with our tenderloin and snow peas. (The Bug tells me he liked the snow peas all on their own.)

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