Mushroom Potato Salad is a bit more special than the ordinary potato salad. Although it would be delicious on any day of the week – it would also serve as a side dish on a special occasion. Perfect warm or cold.
This potato salad is different in that it has mushrooms included. There’s a tangy dressing that is reminiscent of German potato salad.
There are only three ingredients excluding the dressings. I say dressings because there are two simple and unique ones.
The mushrooms need to marinate in it’s dressing (so good) and then there is a final dressing when the mushrooms and scallions are added.
How to Organize for a Holiday or Party
I am starting to plan for our next holiday and imagining what will be sitting on the table at dinnertime. I love to plan and organize.
One year I was really into planning for Thanksgiving. The complete dinner from appetizers and drinks to dessert was outlined in a notebook.
Since everyone wants to come in the kitchen and help I thought I’d take the thinking out of the party.
I put a post-it on each serving dish with what recipe was going to go inside. There was even a time schedule when I had to tackle each dish.
On the big day it really turned out to be fun and one of my sisters was impressed at how easy everything came together. I really think she meant it!
So this year my mind is going there again and I think this refreshing and special Mushroom Potato Salad will be right there, no over there, on the table.
It is nice to have a variety of salads that you can turn to in looking for an extra side dish for the dinner table or for a party.
The great thing is many salads can be served warm or cold just like this one. Many pasta salads and potato salads can often be cold or warm.
This works great when you either don’t want to have to keep the salad refrigerated and also when it’s just too cold and a green salad isn’t so inviting.
Versatile Warm and Cold Salads to Keep in Your Recipe Box
A no-brainer in the arena of making everybody happy is this Fully Loaded Black Bean Salad.
Panzanella Pasta Salad is modeled after a famous side and can be a meal in itself.
A Balsamic dressing really puts Company Worthy Bowtie Pasta over-the-top.
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Mushroom Potato Salad
For the Mushrooms:
For the Potatoes:
- 1 pound yukon gold potatoes
- 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 scallions
- 1/3 cup finely chopped parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
For the mushrooms:
- Cut the stems off of the mushrooms. Reserve them for another use.
- Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp cloth. Do not soak the mushrooms as they will soak up too too much of the water.
- Slice the mushrooms and put in a medium size bowl.
- Add the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, tarragon, salt and pepper.
- Toss and let marinate for an hour.
For the potatoes:
- Peel the potatoes and cut in half in preparation for steaming.
- Steam over boing water for 10-15 minutes until firm but done where you can still pierce them with a fork.
- Remove the potatoes an let cool.
- Slice the potatoes to the thickness that you can see in the photo. About 1/4? thick.
- Place the potatoes in a large bowl.
- Following the measurement above for the potatoes add the white wine vinegar, tarragon, salt and pepper.
- Lightly toss.
- Add the mushrooms that have already marinated for an hour.
- Also add the scallions and parsley.
- You may also add some more salt and pepper to taste.
- Toss the salad well but lightly so that you don’t break up the potatoes.
- Serving size: About 1/2 to 1 cup
Potatoes don’t always freeze well and this salad is one that shuls be eaten fresh.
It is delicious for about four or five days.
I’m trying to figure out which photo you might like to see the most for the three warm/cold salads I mentioned above.
How about a nice Black Bean Salad for contrast?