Purple Passion Potato Vinaigrette




2 pounds purple potatoes scrubbed and halved
salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of minced garlic
 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon parsley
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
Pinch of sugar
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup dry vermouth

 Place potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by about an inch. Bring to a boil and add a teaspoon of salt to the water.  Lower heat and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 4-7  minutes. These potatoes cook quick.

 Prepare the herb vinaigrette.

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, garlics, thyme, basil, oregano, mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, and olive oil.

 Drain  potatoes from the water and place them in a large bowl. Sprinkle the potatoes generously with salt and pepper. Sprinkle on the vermouth and toss to coat. Let the potatoes sit for one minute to soak in the vermouth and then add the herb vinaigrette. Gently toss until all potatoes are coated with the vinaigrette. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

23 comments:

  1. I'd be very curious to taste this purple potatoes. Here it's practically impossible to find them. It looks very good. Bye bye, have a great day

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  2. I love purple potatoes! They are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  3. This looks gorgeous and so tasty! I've only heard of purple potatoes but have never managed to find them myself. Hope I will someday! I love the name you gave to the dish too..."purple passion potato vinaigrette"...lovely!

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  4. Looks attractive. I have seen a few recipes recently involving purple potatoes - it must be well in season now

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  5. I just bought a purple potato and was trying to figure out what to do with it. Carving it to look like Barney was my first choice.

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  6. Wow, these are beautiful and delicious.

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  7. Purple potatoes never fail to make me smile. This salad looks delicious!

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  8. Those potatoes are gorgeous, Claudia! What a great dish for a summer picnic.

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  9. GORGEOUS. Oh I would love to eat a pound of these!

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  10. Congratulations, Claudia! You've finally found yourself a nice batch of purple potatoes. They must be so delicious. I love the colour. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a lovely day.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  11. I love purple potatoes, especially roasting it, but your way is so inviting and delicious.
    Pretty color, and awesome flavor...yummm!!!!

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  12. The color is so pretty and your vinaigrette so full of flavor. I'm curious to see what the vermouth does to the taste of the vinaigrette (will have to try this). This makes a great side dish combination for any meal.

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  13. Beautiful potatoes! This sounds like a delicious dish :)

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  14. Wow, love the color! I always thought the color would fade when cooked but this looks awesome and a great flavor combination!

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  15. So colorful and I bet, so good.
    We don't see the purple potatoes too often around here. When I do, I snap them for a little "color" change to the plates.

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  16. This is beautiful! I can't wait to try it!

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  17. These potatoes are so pretty! Remind me of beets. I can't find those here, they look so good :)

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  18. Those taros look so darn sexy with that seducing purple colour!

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  19. I've been seeing a lot of these purple potato but haven't had the chance to taste it yet. Looks yummy!

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  20. I always adore purple potatoes - they just LOOK awesome.

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  21. What great potatoes! The vinaigrette sounds amazing with all the herbs! And I love the color!

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  22. I LOVE potatoes but have NEVER tried the purple variety! The photo is beautiful and I am intrigued!!! : )

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  23. Just look at the color on these beauties! Gorgeous recipe...love it!

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