Thursday, June 9, 2011

Purple Passion Potato Vinaigrette




2 pounds purple potatoes scrubbed and halved
salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of minced garlic
 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon parsley
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
Pinch of sugar
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup dry vermouth

 Place potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by about an inch. Bring to a boil and add a teaspoon of salt to the water.  Lower heat and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 4-7  minutes. These potatoes cook quick.

 Prepare the herb vinaigrette.

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, garlics, thyme, basil, oregano, mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, and olive oil.

 Drain  potatoes from the water and place them in a large bowl. Sprinkle the potatoes generously with salt and pepper. Sprinkle on the vermouth and toss to coat. Let the potatoes sit for one minute to soak in the vermouth and then add the herb vinaigrette. Gently toss until all potatoes are coated with the vinaigrette. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

23 comments:

Federica said...

I'd be very curious to taste this purple potatoes. Here it's practically impossible to find them. It looks very good. Bye bye, have a great day

Amy said...

I love purple potatoes! They are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

Amy
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The Mistress of Spices said...

This looks gorgeous and so tasty! I've only heard of purple potatoes but have never managed to find them myself. Hope I will someday! I love the name you gave to the dish too..."purple passion potato vinaigrette"...lovely!

Three-Cookies said...

Looks attractive. I have seen a few recipes recently involving purple potatoes - it must be well in season now

Greg said...

I just bought a purple potato and was trying to figure out what to do with it. Carving it to look like Barney was my first choice.

Melynda said...

Wow, these are beautiful and delicious.

Joanne said...

Purple potatoes never fail to make me smile. This salad looks delicious!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Those potatoes are gorgeous, Claudia! What a great dish for a summer picnic.

Emily Malloy said...

GORGEOUS. Oh I would love to eat a pound of these!

My Little Space said...

Congratulations, Claudia! You've finally found yourself a nice batch of purple potatoes. They must be so delicious. I love the colour. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a lovely day.
Blessings, Kristy

Elisabeth said...

I love purple potatoes, especially roasting it, but your way is so inviting and delicious.
Pretty color, and awesome flavor...yummm!!!!

Chris's Gourmet Fashion said...

The color is so pretty and your vinaigrette so full of flavor. I'm curious to see what the vermouth does to the taste of the vinaigrette (will have to try this). This makes a great side dish combination for any meal.

Parsley Sage said...

Beautiful potatoes! This sounds like a delicious dish :)

Linda said...

Wow, love the color! I always thought the color would fade when cooked but this looks awesome and a great flavor combination!

Joanne said...

So colorful and I bet, so good.
We don't see the purple potatoes too often around here. When I do, I snap them for a little "color" change to the plates.

Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

This is beautiful! I can't wait to try it!

chefpandita.com said...

These potatoes are so pretty! Remind me of beets. I can't find those here, they look so good :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Those taros look so darn sexy with that seducing purple colour!

Blackswan said...

I've been seeing a lot of these purple potato but haven't had the chance to taste it yet. Looks yummy!

Belinda @zomppa said...

I always adore purple potatoes - they just LOOK awesome.

Erin said...

What great potatoes! The vinaigrette sounds amazing with all the herbs! And I love the color!

Anne said...

I LOVE potatoes but have NEVER tried the purple variety! The photo is beautiful and I am intrigued!!! : )

Magic of Spice said...

Just look at the color on these beauties! Gorgeous recipe...love it!