Simple Sides: Warm Potato and Chive Salad

~ Potatoes, Chives, Garlic, Sea Salt ~

This simple salad is warm and cool at once. Roasted baby potatoes, hot from the oven, are tossed with garlic and fresh chives. The heat of the potatoes releases the aromas of the garlic and herbs, creating a warm yet fresh potato salad, with a minimum of ingredients and little effort. This is a perfect side dish to accompany grilled food. Summer dinners shouldn’t be any more complicated than this.

Warm Potato and Chive Salad
Feel free to mix in other fresh herbs such as mint, parsley or dill to your taste.
Serves 6.

2 pounds new or small potatoes, with skin
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons sea salt, divided
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 bunch chives, snipped in 1/2 inch pieces

Preheat oven to 375 F. (190 C.) Arrange potatoes in one layer on a rimmed baking pan. Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil over the potatoes, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Roast in oven until cooked through, about 1 hour. Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Toss to combine. Scatter the chives over the potatoes. Toss and serve warm or at room temperature.

You might enjoy these other summery side dishes from TasteFood:
Summer Corn and Tomato Salad
Kale Slaw
Heirloom Tomato and Chard Salad with Red Onions and Basil

18 responses to “Simple Sides: Warm Potato and Chive Salad

  1. So simple and tasty. I love how potatoes can just be so wonderful without being fancy. Love the picture.

  2. I have fallen in love with potato salads like this. Potatoes, herbs, olive oil in assorted combinations. My trusty mayo/sour cream recipe is sad cause I’ve not visited in a long time…and not sure when I will.

  3. Yay for simple! This is a great summer meal. I love the flavors and the simplicity.

  4. I love roasted new potatoes. Somehow I don’t think I’ve tried them with chives though, it’s usually thyme. I will definitely have to fix that!

  5. I could seriously eat the whole lot, they sound divine! I normally just boil my baby new potatoes, roasting sounds tastier, definitely one for next time!!

  6. Wonderful!!! they look so delicious and divine…. I love potato salad and the simpler the better.

  7. Simple, elegant, beautiful. Do I say that about all of your food? ;)

  8. so simple yet so tasty. Mouth watering should I say. Nice photo.

  9. Not just delicious, but so beautiful too. Potato salad can look so chunky and funky, love the golden roasted skins of these lovelies. – S

  10. This looks beautiful. I love new potatoes, they’re unbelievably sweet

  11. That salad looks so mouthwatering! Beautiful.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  12. I have a very similar recipe for German Potato salad that has a splash of vinegar and it’s delicious! I shall try this with the olive oil.

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