‘Not Your Grandmother’s Potato Salad’ – Roasted New Potatoes with Creamy Parsley Dressing and Avocados

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Our summer family tradition of ‘Swim & Feast’ continued last night and my contribution was Roasted New Potatoes with Creamy Parsley Dressing. This salad is fully-loaded with crunchy shredded carrots and celery, avocado, sliced black olives and hard-boiled eggs.  Most of us returned for second helpings – even the children!

The stars of this dish are the new potatoes which are roasted in the oven with red onion wedges and minced garlic. With the addition of chicken, salmon or ham etc. you’ve got yourself a great meal!

++  You don’t have to peel or boil the new potatoes – how’s that for easy?

++ This salad is best made the day before –  but it can also be served warm.

INGREDIENTS & METHOD     Preheat oven to 425      Total cooking time 35 – 40 minutes

  • 3 lbs. new potatoes  (I found some White Delights which have a firm texture.)
  • 1 cup red onion, sliced thick
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, minced (About 1 Tbs.)
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery (One stalk.)
  • 1 can (3.8 oz.) DRAINED sliced black olives
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, cut into large slices  (1/2 the eggs are mixed into the salad – – other 1/2 are placed on top when serving.)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbs. chicken stock  (I used “College Inn – Bold Stock)  ++ You can freeze the leftover stock or use it when making scrambled eggs instead of milk or in gravy etc. etc.
  • 1/2 tsp. salt – or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3 Tbs. minced fresh parsley
  • Arrange on top before serving – 1 chopped avocado, the remaining 3 (sliced) eggs & a bit of minced fresh parsley to sprinkle on top

Rinse 3 lbs. new potatoes – no need to peel.  Cut into 1  1/2′  pieces.  Place chopped potatoes, 1 cup sliced red onion & 1 Tbs. minced garlic in a medium size bowl. Add 3 Tbs. olive oil – mix everything together. Place onto a greased 15″ x 10″ cookie sheet, spreading out potatoes etc. to form one layer.

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Roast potatoes at 425 for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, stir potatoes and roast for 15 – 20 minutes more – or until you can pierce potatoes easily with a knife. (You don’t want to overcook them either or they won’t hold their shape in the salad.)

Pour the potatoes back into the medium sized bowl and add 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1 can (3.8 oz.) DRAINED sliced black olives and THREE sliced eggs.

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In a small bowl mix 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 3 Tbs. chicken stock,1/2 tsp. salt – or to taste, 1/4 tsp. pepper and 3 Tbs. minced fresh parsley.

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Pour sauce into bowl containing potatoes and mix well.

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You can serve the potato salad warm – or – you can let it sit in the fridge overnight, which gives the flavors time to blend. Whether you serve it hot or cold, remember to place 1 chopped avocado, the remaining 3 (sliced) eggs on top & to sprinkle on a bit of minced fresh parsley. Enjoy!

11 thoughts on “‘Not Your Grandmother’s Potato Salad’ – Roasted New Potatoes with Creamy Parsley Dressing and Avocados

  1. Roasted new potatoes with red onion wedges and minced garlic sounds so delicious. I am already drooling. You know I’ve never added avocado to my potato salad but now you’ve inspired me. I shall definitely be trying your version. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

    • I’m glad you liked my roasted potato salad Liz! I was really happy with how it turned out. (Here I am posting at 4:30 a.m. like some teenager – I just got home from an excellent party & most of the people were younger than I am – but – I can still hang in there with the best of them!!)

    • Hi Chef Mimi – I’m happy you like this recipe. It’s funny, I had seen a recipe for roasted potato salad a while back & the other day I was eating some potato salad and added avocad0 etc. etc. simply because I had those things in the house – then I went from there to develop the recipe because I liked the ‘combo’ of flavors so much. The dressing is ‘simple, easy & good’ but it was perfect for this potato salad!

  2. I’m baaack! I love me some potato salad, Cecile, and yours is a definite winner. Roasting the spuds first is a great idea, as is adding eggs — which I love. The avocado is a surprise and I bet its creaminess works well here. I have to give this a shot.
    How are you feeling? When I was last around, you were a bit under the weather. Hpe you’re doing much better now. :)

  3. Hi My Sweet Friend – we’ve missed you A LOT !! I loved this potato salad and I think you would as well. About my stupid health thingies… for a relatively healthy person…. I’ve been a bit of a mess for a while between allergies, hernias, separated shoulders and, lastly, an infection which just won’t go away. I’m on my 3rd round of antibiotics and I’m still not ‘right’. AND – I can’t drink…. I wanted a glass of wine sooo much last night. I hope all is well with you & yours!!

    • All’s well here, Cecile, though I’m not happy to hear that you’re having such a rough time of it lately. They say the 3rd try is the charm, so, let’s hope that pertains to antibiotics, as well.
      Your going without wine reminds me of Zia. She was “allowed” a half glass of wine every day. Last year, she asked her Dr is he’d allow her a full glass. Of course, he agreed. Whenever she tells me the story, I remind her that at 93, she can have as much wine as she’d like and to trust me. When she’s draining a bottle a day, I’ll tell her that’s too much. :)
      Hope you’re feeling better mighty soon, my Friend. Take care.

  4. I loved your story about Zia and her wine! On a rather sad note, I was just present at a death where the person died very peacefully at home. I would’ve really loved a glass of wine after that ’cause everyone else had one and it would’ve been very comforting… even if it was just one glass. About ‘the third time’s the charm’…. the infection came roaring back…. while I was still on the antibiotics. Going to see the doctor again today. And – I’m leaving soon for an all-inclusive trip to Mexico with a friend…and I will NOT be happy if I am denied my Margaritas. ; o ) (I’m actually getting a bit worried ’cause the bacteria is B Strep and it can be dangerous….) Darn – I wish we lived closer – what fun we’d have my friend !

    • I’d no idea that you’d replied, Cecile. By now you’ve been to the Dr and I hope he either had better news or better drugs for you. Mexico without margaritas would be like … nothing I know. I’ve never heard of someone pulling that one off. Well, even if medicated, Mexico’s warm weather will still be an improvement over anything going on up here, even without the margaritas. Maybe a little bit of sun is just what you need to kill off that nasty virus, once and for all. It couldn’t hurt!
      Yes, we certainly would have a good time if we lived nearer to each other. We’d better have houses big enough for the neighbors, too, because you know they’re going to want to join in on the fun. :)
      Have a wonderful trip, Cecile. I hope the next time you write you’l be telling me you’ve beaten that (^%$#^%@$%^*!) infection. Buon viaggio!

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