Potato salad is one of those quintessentially summer foods- one that time and time again makes an appearance at cookouts, summer parties, and as a side dish to summer grilling staples- steak, barbecued chicken, ribs, etc. Now while I love the standard potato salad, it can be a bit heavy, and also doesn’t take well to sitting out in the hot sun. So here’s a different take on potato salad- one that doesn’t include mayonnaise and has roasted, rather than boiled potatoes. It’s basically just roasted potatoes, with an herb salad on top, and it is different and delicious, and very versatile as you can pretty much use whatever combination of herbs you like….. and it uses fingerling potatoes which are just so darned cute! Yes, I admit that I am a sucker for cute foods…. and cute packaging…. and fingerling potatoes may be one of the cutest foods out there! Ya know what’s also cute? My animals!
Anywho….. here’s the recipe 🙂
- I love the original combination of herbs in this dish, but you can really use any combination you like- chives and basil come to mind as some alternates. If you’ve never had tarragon, it does have a licoricey flavor that some may not like- although, my boyfriend does not like licorice, and he liked the tarragon in this dish. (I never pointed out the flavor either, so maybe he likes licorice and doesn’t know it!)
- If you don’t like eggs feel free to leave them out.
- While the fingerling potatoes were excellent in this, any roasted potato would work, just cut them into 1/2 inch wedges and you should be good to go.