Warm Asparagus & Potato Salad

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 | 4 comments

2 pounds small new (red) potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
1 pound asparagus (about 1 bunch), bottoms removed & cut into thirds
6 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
6 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
3 TBSP balsamic vinegar
pinch of natural sugar (or stevia)
pure salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
crumbled blue cheese (optional)

  • Boil potatoes for about 10 mins in salted water (until a fork pokes through w/ ease).
  • Steam asparagus until just bright green & crisp (about 4 or 5 mins).
  • Combine the scallions, parsley, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt & pepper, in a bowl large enough to hold the potatoes.
  • When ready, add potatoes, asparagus & mix to combine.
  • Add blue cheese (if using) & mix again.

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SIDE NOTES:

~ My Mom found this recipe a few years ago & it has become a staple dish she serves to guests (as everyone seems to love it). I finally made it myself here at home. I happened to receive a big bag of fresh red potatoes from the farm, so this recipe put them to good use.

~ Personally, I like thicker asparagus if I’m roasting it, but prefer it thinner (if I can get it) for a dish like this.

~ I changed the ratios of the dressing ingredients as it was way too oil heavy before (originally called for something like 3/4 cup of oil). Adjust the amount of scallions, parsley, vinegar & oil to your taste.

~ It’s best served warm, but is also tasty cold – out of the fridge.

 For those with various food restrictions, this recipe falls into the following categories:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Raw

If eating sugar free, omit the sugar or use stevia or lakanto.  If you’re avoiding dairy, omit the blue cheese.


  • Alysa

    Hi Diane,

    Do you think this would taste good with sweet potatoes?

    • http://dianeschnier.wordpress.com Diane Schnier

      Hi Alysa, Sounds yummy! Let me know how it turns out if you try it =)

  • Chenille

    Made this for Thanksgiving this year along with the Chick Pea Salad in Sun-Tomato Vinaigrette, it was an instant hit! They were really simple to make and so delicious to eat! Thanks so much.. My family is pretty traditonal on Thanksgiving so I was scared they won’t want to try it, but they did and loved it!

    • http://dianeschnier.wordpress.com Diane Schnier

      Nice!! So glad it worked out =)