Warm new potato salad with bacon & blue cheese

Warm new potato salad with bacon & blue cheese

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This French-style main meal salad with roasted new potatoes makes a fabulous lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
289
protein
11g
carbs
25g
fat
17g
saturates
7g
fibre
0g
sugar
5g
salt
1.65g

Ingredients

  • 500g salad potatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, each sliced into 6 wedges
  • 4 rashers smoked back bacon, trimmed and cut into large pieces
  • 140g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 100g bag mixed watercress and spinach salad
  • 85g creamy blue cheese (we used St Agur)

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Place the potatoes in a roasting tin, then rub with 1 tbsp oil and a sprinkling of salt. Roast for 20 mins, then add the onion wedges to the tin, giving everything a good shake. Roast for 20 mins more until the potatoes have turned a deep golden brown and the onions have caramelised and softened. Leave to cool slightly.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan. Dry-fry the bacon until crisp. Add the sliced mushrooms, then fry for 5 mins more until they have softened.
  3. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Whisk the mustard, vinegar and remaining 1 tbsp oil with a splash of water. Place potatoes, onions, bacon and mushrooms in a large bowl with the salad leaves, pour over the dressing, then toss well. Divide between 4 plates, then crumble over the blue cheese.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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pal_matchett's picture
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Made this exactly according to the recipe and it was DELICIOUS! The combination of flavours worked beautifully and the quantities of each ingredient was just right with no one flavour overpowering the others. A definite winner and a warm salad that I will be making again and again. A perfect light lunch!

catgor_99's picture
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Unbeleivable......

All of the flavours combined made the best warm salad I've ever had. Really easy to make and could be passed of as resteraurant standard food.

I will be making this many times again for myself and friends

katycooks's picture
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As a big fan of warm salads I had high expectations of this one. But, honestly, it seems to me that there were too many flavours. Individually, all the components are lovely, (and the cooking smells of roasting onions and frying bacon were gorgeous!) but with all the other ingredients on the plate, it was a little too much.

(Second attempt at posting - apologies if two versions of this turn up.)

ws_ong's picture
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Used rocket and romaine for the salad, and used feta instead of blue cheese. Absolutely fab :)

lourolls01's picture

This is a fabulous recipe, a great balance of flavours and really simple. I made it without the bacon as I'm a veggie and it was great and the meat eaters who had it with the bacon loved it too.

twigletshopping's picture
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I have just been looking for this recipe again and was shocked to see it had sliiped down the ratings. I have made this several times with chicken instead of bacon, for a simple quick but filling lunch for weekend guests. Always a winner! I agree lovely with nice crusty bread,

cakeanyone's picture
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I used new potatoes dug that day and we didn't like them roasted at all - tjey were almost chewy. I can only guess that they were a little overdone. May try again, but will boil the potatoes next time. The other flavours in the recipe worked really well and I added some chicken which was nice.

louisa_holbrook's picture
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Really tasty and impressive, yet simple and fuss-free main course. We used Jersey Royal potatoes which roasted well and added a great flavour dimension, and we already had Saint Agur cheese, so used that as suggested. The dressing was beautifully simple, but we made ours with gorgeously golden rapeseed oil which worked perfectly.

katyrouth's picture
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Perfect - and very filling for a salad. We used St Agur as that's what the shop had, but would certainly try it with other cheeses - perhaps goat's cheese next time.

emmagostelow's picture
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This dish was fantastic. The flavours were great together. I put some cooked chicken breast in as well and served with warm bread. Great dish.

lizzafezza's picture
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V Tasty

annelisarkanen's picture
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I omited the bacon for a veggie version of this - really delicious! The blue cheese works very well with the mustard dressing. I used Blue Cashel rather than St Agur - still good!

kwazulu68's picture
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This was most devine!!! I didn't have blue cheese when I made it, so I used feta instead which worked well. We had it as an accompaniment to grilled salmon

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