Garlic Roasted New Potato and Asparagus Salad is a beautiful addition to brunch or a great side dish for any meal.
Along with some form of eggs, brunch just doesn’t feel complete without at least one potato dish, so of course I wanted to integrate something featuring potato as the star into Brunch Week.
Hash is a popular choice when you think of breakfast and potatoes, but why not take the opportunity to add in something green? Asparagus is in season now and is a perfect contrast to the rich, creamy texture of potato. Both potato and asparagus (along with so many other veggies) take very kindly to roasting; it brings out their natural sweetness and intensifies their flavors. For asparagus, I find it takes on an almost nutty flavor.
This dish is very forgiving in that it’s equally fabulous served warm or at room temperature. I love using mint here because it brightens up the whole dish. Goat cheese lends creamy texture and tangy flavor. You can even make this a one-and-done meal by serving it topped with poached eggs or a glossy, rich Hollandaise sauce. Or make it into a breakfast salad bowl by serving it on a bed of greens and then topping with eggs cooked any way you like.
What’s your favorite potato dish to serve for brunch?
- 1lb (450 g) small yellow potatoes (I used honey gold potatoes), halved or quartered depending on size
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 1lb (450 g) fresh asparagus, woody ends trimmed off and discarded, and tender stalks chopped into about 2-inch pieces (I used Michigan Asparagus)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Small handful of fresh mint leaves (you can chiffonade the mint, or leave the leaves whole)
- Small handful of crumbled goat cheese
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Toss the potato, olive oil, salt, and pepper together and spread it out on a large baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes, tossing once halfway through.
- Toss the asparagus and garlic in with the potato and roast 10 minutes more.
- To serve, transfer to a serving bowl or platter and sprinkle on the mint and goat cheese. Can be served warm or at room temperature.
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