Purple Potato Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette a creamy delicate salad with pretty colors and citrusy sweet flavors from the vinaigrette to complement the spicy barbecued meat.
Purple potato ...looks like the pansies or lavender heads on top of the salad don't they...:)
When turkey takes the center stage for Thanksgiving the side dishes that satisfy everyone's taste is still a struggle.Gets even more brains racking if there are vegans in the group.Why settle for everyday stuff when you have a crowd pleaser salad with citrusy vinaigrette to impress.:))
This salad has everything that cuts through the richness of other creamy dishes happening alongside with a citrusy mint vinaigrette with a tinge of sweetness to cleanse ur palate.
The measurements given here are approximate so play around with the recipe.You can never go wrong with a salad !
I prefer to cut the veggies into bite size pieces since the person who eats can see the veggie they don't eat like onions.
Purple potato - medium size -4
Persian cucumber- 2-3 cut into thin rounds
Grape tomatoes- 8 cut into two
White onion - 1/2 of 1 - small cubes
Spring onion -3 strands chopped
Pomegranate -1/4 of 1
1.Potato has a tendency to get mushy when boiled in water so I usually steam it in a steamer just until a knife can be inserted without any effort. Once cool peel of the skin and cut into 6 pieces.
2.Arrange all the veggies on a platter and drizzle the vinaigrette evenly on top only as much as needed ,do not mix too much.
Grapefruit -1/2 of 1
Lime - 1/2 of 1
EV Olive oil - 1/4 cup
Mint leaves- a few (torn intosmall pieces)
Crushed pepper and Salt to taste.
Sugar or honey - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Squeeze the juice from the grape fruit and lime remove seeds ,strain if u like then add sugar,salt and pepper mix well then drizzle EV Olive oil slowly while u continue mixing with one hand.So the oil does not separate from the vinaigrette.
- Do not make the vinaigrette too much in advance as the grapefruit juice may turn bitter.
- If you crush the mint leaves too much it will turn black and look unappetizing.
If you are looking for really spicy I mean the Indian spicy then here is a recipe for Turkey. All the rest are mild the link to each one is below the pic.
|LINKS HERE : Spicy Roasted Turkey, Cranberry sauce, Roasted Fig and Beet Salad, Sauteed Brussels Sprouts, Wine Poached Pear|
Hope to hear from you lovely people out there.
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