One Potato, Two Potato!

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Here's a great main dish salad, perfect for the hot days ahead of us this week. The base of the salad - potatoes, purple skinned potatoes - they're white on the inside. Leave the skins on the potatoes - the color is beautiful! 

Flavoring the potatoes - bacon from Wyebrook Farm, this is bacon on steroids! And, chèvre from Shellbark Hollow Farm. For the crunch - purple beans and a sweet onion. For color - pea shoots!

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Bacon and Chèvre Potato Salad

2 1/2 pounds potatoes, washed, cut into bite sized pieces, and steamed until tender

5 slices of bacon, cooked until crisp

4 ounces of chèvre

1 cup purple beans, raw, broken into 1"pieces

1/2 sweet onion, chopped

2 cups pea shoots

1/4 cup vinaigrette (I used a citrus vinaigrette I had in the fridge) ; more or less, your preference

Toss the warm potatoes together with the bacon, chèvre  and veggies. Dress with the vinaigrette, adjusting to your preference.  

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On the side - a lovely bruschetta served on Kalamata olive bread from Saint Peters Bakery. The bruschetta - a simple toss of heirloom tomatoes, lemon cucumbers and pesto. 

 

 

 

Ingredient Highlight:

Purple beans

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These snap beans are a beautiful deep purple color when raw. After cooking they turn a bright green! In the potato salad I used them raw to keep their purple color and crunch.

Lemon Cucumbers

These cucumber variety looks a lot like a lemon, bright yellow on the outside. On the inside, and bright green. They taste just like a cucumber - just look different. 

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