Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Not-Your-Average Potato Salad

This has been the summer of the salad in my apartment, due as much to the obscene heat and humidity as to the abundance of fresh produce. I'll try and start posting some of my favorite veggie/bean/cheese/tofu salad combinations. Meanwhile enjoy this yummy potato salad recipe! I've made it a couple of times this summer and it's been a definite hit. All measurements are an approximation - feel free to edit as needed!!

3-5 pounds of potatoes, depending on the size of your group - the little red fingerlings are nice
2 ears corn, husked and snapped in half
1 small red onion, diced
1 small cucumber, diced
3/4 C capers
handful of fresh parsley, minced

1 C yogurt, mayonnaise, or a combination of the two (I prefer mostly yogurt with a few TBSP mayo)
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
2 TBSP spicy mustard
splash of juice from jar of capers
handful of fresh dill, minced
small amount of fresh rosemary, minced
1/2 tsp sea salt
black pepper to taste

Clean potatoes thoroughly and chop into bite sized pieces. (I like to leave the skins on!) In a large pot, boil potatoes in enough water to cover until they are tender - don't boil too long or your skins will fall off. During the last few minutes, add your corn. Remove from heat and drain well. While potatoes cool, rinse corn in cold water until it can be handled comfortably. Use a sharp knife to cut corn off ear. In a large bowl, gently mix together potatoes, corn, cucumber, capers, and parsley. In a separate jar with a lid, add together all dressing ingredients, cap tightly and shake until completely mixed. Pour over potatoes and gently mix all together. Cover and refrigerate until you're ready to serve it!

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