Asian Potato Salad

Menu Part: 
Salad
Cuisine Type: 
Asian
Serves: 
6

Want to try a new and completely different potato salad? Then look no further. The ingredients—snow peas, cilantro, soy sauce and sesame oil—blend together to give a unique Asian slant to this potato salad.

Ingredients

2 lb. assorted potatoes (Yukon gold, red, creamer, etc.)
4 scallions, sliced
4 oz. snow peas, blanched and sliced
1⁄4 cup minced cilantro
2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 1⁄2 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. grated ginger root
Toasted sesame seeds
Cilantro sprigs, for garnish
 

Steps

1. Cook potatoes 10 minutes or until just tender. Let cool to room temperature and cut into chunks or small wedges.

2. In a bowl, combine potatoes, scallions, snow peas and cilantro. Whisk together vinegar, lime juice, oils, sugar, soy sauce and ginger. Add the dressing to the potato mixture and toss to combine.

3. For service, portion into bowls and garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro sprigs.

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