Thursday, July 29, 2010

purple potato & brussels sprout salad

the best thing about having a csa this year is that i have found so much new produce to cook with (hello, kohlrabi rocks!).  i only blog about one tenth of the things i make.  seriously, if you are in kansas city and are looking for a quality produce csa, i urge you to check out greeley gardens.  every saturday i jaunt down to the city market for pick up and rush home to start plotting and scheming what to make with all the goodies in my bag.  purple potatoes have been in my crop a few times, and i whipped up this tasty little salad a couple weeks ago.


  • 6-8 small purple potatoes
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
caper dressing:
  • 1½ tablespoons earth balance, softened
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1½ tablespoons jarred capers
  • 1½ tablespoons vegan mayo
  • 1¾ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon caper brine
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
cut up the potatoes and steam for approximately 15-20 minutes.  while they are steaming, slice brussels sprouts into halves and toss with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. arrange them on a foil-lined cookie sheet and broil on low for 5-7 minutes on each side.

while potatoes and brussels are cooling, mix caper dressing ingredients into a food processor and blend well.  toss brussels sprouts and potatoes with caper dressing until well coated and sprinkle with vegan parmesan.  serve slightly warm.

purple potatoes!

17 comments:

The Voracious Vegan said...

WOW! I've never in my life seen purple potatoes, they are GORGEOUS! I love potatoes anyway, but with that beautiful color I think I might love them even more. What a delicious and hearty summer dish. I bet it would be perfect for a picnic or potluck!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I hadn't seen Tasha's comments and I have no idea how I missed them. Thank you so much for telling me!

Gorgeous salad! Our CSA was our introduction to kohlrabi, too. Great stuff!

DJ Karma (VegSpinz) said...

I love carbs LOL! ...especially when they're purple (my favorite color).

T said...

Those potatoes are so cute!!! Hurrah for CSA's!

Michelle said...

I'ver never seen purple potates, but your potato salad sure looks and sounds delicious!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Purple potatoes are so pretty - I've never seen them on sale here though.
That salad looks divine.

Shari said...

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kishykat said...

I love purple potatoes. I was gaga over them last year. yummy.

Cucee Sprouts said...

I love Brussels Sprouts but I’ve never really had them “raw” until now. I love your recipe but I also want to share mine with you – my recipe is so simple but SOOO good!!! http://cuceesprouts.com/2010/09/shaved-brussels-sprouts-salad/

Cucee Sprouts said...

I love Brussels Sprouts but I’ve never really had them “raw” until now. I love your recipe but I also want to share mine with you – my recipe is so simple but SOOO good!!! http://cuceesprouts.com/2010/09/shaved-brussels-sprouts-salad/

Shilpa said...

Sorry for off topic..

You had asked where we get jackfruit in Kansas (somehow your comment got deleted). It is available at Ambica(9054 Metcalf Ave, Shawnee Mission, KS 66212-1457) and TTAsian(10138 W. 119th St,Overland Park, KS 66213)

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said...

Hey, another KC vegan blogger! I always love finding one, since there seem to be so few of us out there :] Nice to "meet" you!

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Another new version of the salad called the Purple potato & brussels sprout but looking at the stuff i thinks it would be very delicious one.As the Brussels are very good for the health as well we get lot of vitamins from it.

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sumidubi said...

The best thing! My family couldn't get their hands off of them! They are so delicious!Amazing recipe.Superb !!


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