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Potato Salad with Arugula and Snap Peas

April 8, 2012

Spring is officially here.  Time for fresh potatoes, crisp peas, and tender greens.  This dish celebrates them all.  With no resemblance to its more traditional mayo-based cousin, this potato salad is fresh and crisp with a delicate balance between marinated potatoes, plump peas, crunchy toasted walnuts, and peppery arugula.  The whole lot is tossed in a simple mustard vinaigrette to make an uncomplicated, appetizing side dish for any spring meal.

Potato Salad with Arugula and Snap Peas

serves 6

1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes (or another variety)

1/4 cup minced red onion

1/4 pound snap peas, cut in thirds.

1/3 cup toasted walnuts, crumbled

3 ounces arugula

Cook potatoes in salted water until fork tender.  Drain and let cool slightly.  When still warm, but cool enough to handle, cut into halves or quarters (depending on the size of the potatoes).  Toss with the red onion and  one half of the mustard vinaigrette and let sit.  When ready to serve, toss the potato mixture with the snap peas, walnuts, and arugula.  Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the remaining dressing over the top.  Check for seasoning and serve.

mustard vinaigrette

1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 cloves of garlic, minced

5 tablespoons red wine vinegar

5 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Whisk the Dijon mustard, garlic, and vinegar in a small bowl.  Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking.  Season with salt and pepper.

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2 Responses to “Potato Salad with Arugula and Snap Peas”

  1. Hannah Says:

    This looks terrific, Karen! Perfect to welcome spring. I love the mustard vinaigrette rather than a mayo based dressing.


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