Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spring Potato Salad w/ Chive Blossoms & Herbs


The only thing I have flourishing in my garden at this point are herbs and some lacinato kale.

They grow quickly, and I keep them in pots on my driveway, starting in April.

The chives are my favorite, and they come back every year, you never need to plant them again. They die back in the winter, but as soon as spring arrives, they start popping up their pretty heads.


You know how much I love using chive blossoms in recipes.
They are beautiful as a garnish, but are also edible, just like the stems.

I made my annual batch of chive blossom vinegar over the weekend.


Just add the blossoms to a jar w/ your favorite white vinegar and let sit a few weeks in a dark spot in your pantry. When you remember to take it out, you should have a nice pink, fragrant vinegar for salad dressings. I love it.

This potato salad recipe is a no brainer.

Just cut up a bunch of fresh herbs and place in a bowl.
I used parsley, basil, rosemary, chive blossoms and scallions.

In a small bowl, mix a tablespoon of grainy French mustard, and a tablespoon of honey.

Pour in about 3 tablespoons of your favorite vinegar (champagne or chive vinegar is what I use), a pinch of sea salt & pepper. Drizzle in some olive oil to make a dressing. Whisk with a fork.

Boil some red potatoes, and slice into thin slices, leaving the skins on.

While the potatoes are still warm, pour the dressing over the potatoes and herbs in the bowl. Lightly toss just to combine.


This is so delicious served with my cedar plank salmon (recipe here).

Enjoy!

7 comments:

Katie C. said...

Ok, you convinced me. I saw the chive vinegar on Mrs. Wheelbarrow's blog earlier and I thought , well maybe... I've got a ton of chive blossoms so I'll try it. Do you know that my arugula is already bolting! Darn it!! It went straight from little plants to flowers. This weather is so screwy. This morning it is 55 degrees here in northern Virginia but it feels lovely after the heat. One kitty is leaping from window to window watching the birds and the older one is complaining that she is cold.

Natalia B said...

Looks like a great side dish to go with any fish or grilled meat.

Stacey Snacks said...

Katie,
It was a fall am here in NJ, also 55F....brrrr. I am not complaining, as long as the sun is shining.

My arugula always bolted as soon as it got too hot out, it doesn't like me.....so I am now only growing chard and kale, easy.....and I can grow it until the fall.

You will be seeing a lot of kale recipes here, so I apologize in advance!

Stacey

Bebe said...

Just went to cedar plank salmon recipe you linked…

Do you cook your salmon kind of rare? (Photo) I usually take it to a little more done, but this is difficult to do with either roasted salmon or salmon cooked on a bbq when it cannot be turned over.

When I broil indoors with skin on, I do about 4 minutes per side plus another minute after blackened skin is removed. Perfect, juicy, never dry.

Your opinion…?

Stacey Snacks said...

Bebe,
I think it's just the photo.......I am like you, I like my fish cooked thru, never on the rare side.

My husband cringes if the salmon is too wet.......it's the best recipe, so simple.

My favorite way lately is pan searing, about 4 minutes on each side, then I let the fish rest (it still cooks a bit).

xo Stacey

Katie C. said...

How long do you hold your blossoms in your vinegar. I think I start mine a day or two after your post. Mrs. Wheelbarrow calls for two weeks of steeping. What do you say?

Stacey Snacks said...

Katie
I keep the blossoms in the jar until runs out! The more they sit the better it is!

Stacey