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Roasted Potato Salad

I’m in the middle of a move. It’s hard to leave a place, a home, that has become a part of me. Plaster walls and a stone patio that has served as a backdrop to a phase of my life that I’m not ready to close the chapter on. A small house, my first house, that saw Tater grow in my belly, watch as I nervously brought her home for the hospital, rooms that served as the setting of her first steps that she took so early in the first months of her life. A place that helped my husband and I mend in a difficult time in our marriage. A kitchen that has given light and heat to the food in all of my photos. I leave with a heavy heart, but with a hope for the future and what the next chapter has for me, for my family.

So, forgive me if the posts roll out a little slower over next few weeks. And if I’m not as quick to respond to you, to everyone, who talks to me over the network of social media that has given so much breath to my life in the past few years.

This is a simple potato salad. I roasted the vegetables instead of boiling them, roasting gives such beautiful flavor with so little effort.

Roasted Potato Salad

1/2 red onion, chopped

4 cups red potatoes, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 tbs olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

6 oz artichoke hearts, chopped

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup blue cheese salad dressing

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp deli mustard

1/4 cup green onions, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425.

On a baking sheet, place the red onions, potatoes and pell pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, toss to coat. Roast at 425 for 25-35 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender, tossing every 10-15 minutes while roasting. Allow to cool.

In a bowl, add the remaining ingredients, along with the roasted vegetables and toss to coat. You can serve this either warm or cold, depending on your preference.

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cassie @ bakeyourday April 30, 2012 um 2:00 pm

Moving is stressful, hopefully it will be well worth it. This potato salad sounds so good. It sounds so flavorful, and I love red potatoes!


Jessy April 30, 2012 um 2:10 pm

I’m sorry you are having a hard time with your move. It’s stressful and emotional! ๐Ÿ™

On a brighter note, I could have licked my screen when I saw this yummy potato salad on it. Can’t wait to make it! ๐Ÿ™‚


Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) April 30, 2012 um 2:13 pm

i generally don’t love potato salad, but this sounds really delicious! i’m definitely bookmarking this!


Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies April 30, 2012 um 2:30 pm

I’m not a fan of regular potato salad–you know, the kind they sell at delis and grocery stores? But this is the kind of potato salad I LOVE!

I hope your move goes smoothly! Change is hard, but I’m sure it’s for the best…


amy @ fearless homemaker April 30, 2012 um 3:43 pm

good luck on your move! this potato sounds absolutely delicious – i love that it uses sour cream + bleu cheese dressing rather than straight mayo. between that + the roasted veggies, the flavor must be just amazing!


Baker Street April 30, 2012 um 8:14 pm

Oh I just moved and I know exactly how you feel. Good luck with it.

I’m loving the idea of using roasted potatoes. It surely would have added a great flavor to the salad. ๐Ÿ™‚


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 30, 2012 um 8:25 pm

Moving is always a pain in the ass. I just moved in January and it was, well, quite painful. If you want, I’ll send some delicious treats along your way to make the transition a bit better.

And great idea on roasting all the veggies. I’m sure it was such a flavorful salad.


Baking Serendipity April 30, 2012 um 9:15 pm

Roasting is such a perfect way to adapt this potato salad. I love it! Good luck with the move! My husband and I are moving out of our first house at the end of May and while we are more than excited to be onto the next chapter and living closer to family, as we’ve been packing we’ve realized just how many memories we’ve made here. It’s always tough to live. Wishing you good things in the weeks to come though!


Julie @ Table for Two May 1, 2012 um 5:15 am

Moving is definitely stressful and hard. I hope you get through it smoothly. This potato salad looks so comforting and quick to throw together. I’m moving at the end of this month too so I’m going to know how you feel. xoxo


Gerry @ Foodness Gracious May 1, 2012 um 5:53 am

Yup, roasting is always how I like my veggies but I would never have thought of doing it to make potato salad, clever! Good luck moving, a huge thing to do but just another chapter. I’m sure you’ll have tons more new memories to come at the new place ๐Ÿ™‚
Take care..


Bree May 1, 2012 um 11:01 am

Looks great and good luck with the move! ๐Ÿ™‚


Valerie @ From Valerie’s Kitchen May 1, 2012 um 9:24 pm

That brought tears to my eyes Jackie! Your writing moves me girl. You are going to Seattle aren’t you? I think I remember you saying that on my Seattle post. This is a good thing! Seattle is a great town and anyone who likes food will be very at home there. Best of luck with the move ๐Ÿ™‚


chinmayie @ love food eat May 1, 2012 um 10:04 pm

Good luck with your move… hope you feel at home and fall in love with your new home ๐Ÿ™‚
Yummy salad here!


[email protected] May 4, 2012 um 6:58 am

SUCH a great idea to roast your potatoes… it’s a lovely way to get more sabor! ๐Ÿ˜€ happy Friday!!!


Val May 8, 2012 um 7:13 am

I made something similar once and the roasted potatoes make SUCH a difference. The artichoke hearts sound like a perfect addition… they’re one of my favorites.


Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen May 10, 2012 um 9:20 pm

Wishing you all the best on your move, Jackie! Change is good. I know the future has great things in store for you… xo


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