Potatoes are my absolute favorite veggie. Hands down. No contest. I have become completely hooked on these Little Potatoes. They are Creamer potatoes and they are exactly that - creamy. For many years, I never really thought of potatoes as being healthy and good for me. I had a really unhealthy view towards lots of foods for a long time. In my younger years, it was all about just trying to lose weight but that didn't always equal healthy. I sacrificed so much in the name of weight loss. I think many of us have been there, am I right? I've come to learn over the years that it's all about eating the right kinds of fat and carbohydrates. I don't focus on losing weight anymore. I focus on being healthy. It's not always easy to change that way of thinking though. So, baby steps are the key for me.
Turning 40 was a big turning point for me in terms of continuing a healthy attitude towards food. I just want my body to feel good, you know what I mean? Of course, I see that number on the scale and still sometimes cringe but it doesn't bother me like it used to. Our attitudes towards our bodies don't change overnight. Acceptance comes slowly and changes come slowly. But I think as we grow older, we care less about looks and fitting in and more about being around and in good health to be there for those we love. And really, that's all that matters in this world. So, for me, small changes make a big difference in the long run and moderation works. And these Little Potatoes are part of my healthier habits. Yes - they are healthy!
I absolutely adore potato salads so I thought I would come up with a fresh take on it that is inspired by French-style salads. The vinaigrette for this salad turned out amazing. Lots of yummy, fresh herbs! It is so amazingly fresh-tasting and combined with the creaminess of the Little Potatoes, it is not only tasty but it is satisfying!
I am using the Dynamic Duo Creamer little potatoes for this recipe but I also recommend the Fingerling varietals for this as well. The Dynamic Duo are a mix of red and yellow Creamer varietals. And there is no mayonnaise in it so it doesn't have to be kept chilled while serving. Actually this tastes best at room temperature!
And because I love these taters so much, I want to share them with you. I am giving away a *FREE* month's worth of Little Potatoes!! Just head down to the Rafflecopter entry form at the end of this post to enter to win!
So let's get to this recipe. I am so pleased with how this turned out. You could serve it with some greens like fresh spinach or baby arugula. Just toss it all together when ready to serve.
2 1/2 lbs. Dynamic Duo Little Potatoes
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 tbsp. dijon mustard
2 tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, chopped
2 tbsp. fresh chives, finely chopped
1 tbsp. fresh tarragon leaves, chopped
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1 small shallot, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
Fill a large stock pot halfway with water and place over high heat. Slice potatoes lengthwise.
Once water boils, add a tbsp. salt, then add in sliced Little Potatoes. Once potatoes are cooked until fork tender, drain well and allow to cool.
While potatoes are boiling, begin making the vinaigrette. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, white vinegar and mustard.
Whisk until emulsified.
Then add in fresh herbs, shallot and garlic.
Whisk again until combined.
Toss vinaigrette with cooled potatoes. Serve at room temperature.
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