Smoked Paprika Red Potatoes and Spinach Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese

Smoked Paprika Red Potatoes and Spinach Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese

Smoked Paprika Red Potatoes and Spinach Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese

We’ve reached the final salad and I have to say, even though it’s simple, it’s a favorite. My goal was to make this egg bake portable. I think it worked out pretty darn well (minus the part where I forgot to add the hard boiled eggs). It’s a fairly simple salad that packs a bit of flavor. I also think this would be lovely with sweet potatoes in the fall.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. I’ve got plans for hiking, cooking, writing, website making, and relaxing (a perfect weekend for me!)

Smoked Paprika Red Potatoes and Spinach Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese
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Serves: 2-4
 
This salad brings in one of my favorite things: roasted red potatoes smothered with smoked paprika. While I didn't add this, I think hard boiled eggs and roasted onions would be wonderful too.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb red potatoes
  • ½ medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (*optional)
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  • 3-4 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 recipe for blue cheese dressing**
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400˚.
  2. Cut potatoes in half, length wise, and then each half lengthwise again. Dice into ½” slices. Cut onions into chunks as well.
  3. In a large baking dish (I use a pie pan or 11″ quiche pan), add potatoes and onions. Mince garlic and add to pan along with the heavy cream, paprika, salt, and pepper flakes. Using a spoon or your hands, toss everything together so that potatoes and onions are coated.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, stir, and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove and let cool.
  5. Whip up blue cheese dressing according to directions.
  6. To pack for a picnic, let potatoes cool and place dressing in a small container.
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