Roasted Purple Potato Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

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A savoury blend of rosemary roasted purple potatoes, cauliflower, carrot, tossed with arugula leaves and a simple red wine vinaigrette. It's easy to make and and you can adjust ingredients to suit your own personal taste. I love starchy, earthy and nutty purple potatoes in this salad, but if you can’t find them, just use a mixture of new potatoes instead.

SaladRed Wine Vinaigrette
  • 750 g Roasted purple, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 350 g Cauliflower, separated into small florets
  • 1 Carrot, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp Fresh rosemary leaves
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 handful Arugula
  • 60 ml Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 clove Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Paprika powder
  • Honey to taste
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 150 ml Olive oil
  1. Mix 4 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary. Add potatoes, cauliflower florets and carrots and toss. Spread out onto a baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool to the room temperature.
  2. In a blender, mix the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic cloves, Dijon mustard, paprika powder, honey, salt and pepper. With the machine running, gradually blend in the oil.
  3. Toss the baked purple potatoes and vegetables with arugula. Add 1/2 cup of the dressing and toss to coat, adding more if necessary. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve immediately. | © 2013 |


Susan 25/1/13 16:31

I love using the purple potatoes--they add such a lovely colour. And, this would be a salad that my mother would just have adored with the vinaigrette you've done--reminded of one she actually called her German Potato salad, XOXO

Rosa's Yummy Yums 25/1/13 16:33

A wonderful dish; so colorful, healthy and delicious!



Lenia 25/1/13 16:34

What a mouthwatering salad!Sheer beauty!
Kisses from Greece,dear!

ann low 25/1/13 17:05

A very beautiful salad and purple is my favourite colour.

great-secret-of-life 25/1/13 17:12

looks so colorful.. Mix of colored veg is good for health.. So tempting

Sweet Posy Dreams 25/1/13 17:23

Love the color the purple potatoes add. Potatoes and rosemary -- can't go wrong with that!

Unknown 25/1/13 17:43

loved the colors ..... and it's so healthy

Kris' Kitchen 25/1/13 17:53

I was thinking about a dish like this for tonight's've given me some great ideas...beautiful colors!

Helene Dsouza 25/1/13 18:10

hey I have never seen purple potatoes before, they are gorgeous! I am dieing to know what your salad tastes like Angie. =)

Finla 25/1/13 18:12

I am in love with those purple potatoes, i have seen them here but never ever thought of buying them, love the salde.

Pam 25/1/13 18:31

I love the colors of this dish!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 25/1/13 18:41

I am fascinated with those purple potatoes. The color combinations you put on your plates is perfect! Have a great weekend Angie :)

pepper bowl 25/1/13 18:54

I never buy purple potatoes, but your recipe has inspired me to go for this salad... vintage look of the purple potatoes simply supurb!!!

Amy 25/1/13 19:25

What a healthy and flavorful dish. Your photography is stunning. Really captured the beauties of these purple potatoes. :) Wish you a good weekend ahead.

From the Kitchen 25/1/13 20:39

Angie: This is beautiful and it sounds delicious. I am bookmarking it as I'm always looking for something different to serve as a side in winter.


Geni 25/1/13 21:58

What a stunner Angie! I love those purple potatoes and your presentation looks delicious and so artfully presented as usual. You are so talented.

Foodwanderings 25/1/13 22:59

I love purple potatoes but never had them as a salad. What a brilliant combination with the cauliflower and I lov ethe vinaigrette!

Unknown 26/1/13 00:01

I've just had to google purple potatoes to find out if they are available here and it seems they are. Love the sound of this dish.

OohLookBel 26/1/13 01:02

Your potato salad looks so wonderful. Beautiful styling, as always - very rustic.

Belinda 26/1/13 01:14

Purple potatoes add such a great uniqueness to almost anything!

kale 26/1/13 01:32

love the addition of arugula to the potato salad. the pop of green is lovely and the touch of a peppery herb makes total sense. great pics!

Ilke 26/1/13 03:27

I love simple roasted vegetables. Makes a great side dish. And purple potatoes look great. I buy sometimes fingerlink potatoes, they look cute :)

Rachel 26/1/13 05:42

Absolutely love the appearance of those purple potatoes. They'll brighten anyone's day!

Anonymous 26/1/13 08:56

I love purple potatoes a lot too but they are hard to come by! :) This is one tasty & well versatile salad, dear Angie! Divine looking too!


CJ - Food Stories 26/1/13 11:04

I think roasted veggies are my favorite most of the time and I love purple potatoes. I don't eat them that often because of the Glycemic Index but I love your dish ... So bright & colorful :-)

My Kitchen Stories. 26/1/13 12:14

Beautiful colours Angie, I really like your potato shots. Lovely summer recipe

Unknown 26/1/13 13:07

This is like a piece of art work. It's almost a shame to call it potato salad as it's so much more! Very delicious looking and sounding, Angie!

Norma Chang 26/1/13 13:47

Love the salad combo. Toss in some cooked meaat, poultry, seafood or tofu and it's a meal.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 26/1/13 14:08

Healthy delicious and colourful :)

Choc Chip Uru

Mich Piece of Cake 26/1/13 15:26

Hi Angie, this potato is so gorgeous! I have never seen a purple potato. I am sure it is delicious. I was just making bread using purple sweet potato and it gives a gorgeous purple as well.

Nancy 26/1/13 17:18

Wow Angie what a delicious and beautiful salad! I keep looking for purple potatoes but haven't found any. I'll have to try this with red or ordinary ones. Thanks for sharing!:)

Angie's Recipes 26/1/13 18:22

@CJ - Food Stories Ain't potatoes belong to low GI food group? Thought they are quite filling and good for diet and health.

Gloria Baker 26/1/13 22:47

This look really yummy and healthy Angie:)
Love it!

teresa 27/1/13 04:01

what a beautiful salad! so colorful and rustic!

Ana Regalado 27/1/13 07:08

Beautifully yummy and healthy salad , Angie ! Even the sweet potato , its color and taste looks wonderful ;D

Cass @foodmyfriend 27/1/13 07:35

This is my kind of salad! What a great mix of veggies and colours. love it!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 27/1/13 12:56

I can´t have enough of roasted vegetables, and this is the perfect salad for the summer here! With purple potatoes is gorgeous Angie!

Barbara 27/1/13 13:20

That is an amazing salad! Love the presentation and colors, Angie. Roasting veggies is the way to go.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 27/1/13 14:25

I am in love with this salad. Pretty purple potatoes and rosemary with a vinaigrette really strikes a chord with me.

Happy weekend.

fimere 27/1/13 15:13

une assiette de salade bien gourmande et joliment présentée bravo angie
bon dimanche

Unknown 27/1/13 15:35

Lovely salad! Nutritious and delicious! Thanx for sharing the recipe!

Debra Eliotseats 27/1/13 16:03

You should link this to food n flix this month. Have you seen "The Hunger Games"? This could be a salas made of katniss.

Hema 27/1/13 16:19

Never tried purple potatoes, they look very good in the salad..

Kat 27/1/13 16:25

I really like using purple potatoes, they make the dish so colorful. Perfect salad for the winter!

Amelia 27/1/13 16:37

Hi Angie, beautiful salad, very appetizing. I love the purple potato. Lovely presentation. :)

Have a nice weekend, regards.

Amanda 27/1/13 19:07

I'm going to make this for my friend! She loves all things purple!

Alida 27/1/13 19:21

What an incredible colour these potatoes have! I must say this salad looks superb and colours play such and important factor on a plate!

Kit @ i-lostinausten 27/1/13 20:06

Colorful salad dish! I love purple potato & have make chips with it but my boys are not keen of it! Might be the color! LOL

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 27/1/13 20:55

Just bought some root veggies for roasting but sadly, I didn't see any purple potatoes. I love that beautiful, dark purple color! What a delicious salad.

mjskit 27/1/13 21:43

What a gorgeous salad! The purple potatoes with the cauliflower and carrots makes a visually stunning salad. Love the vinaigrette!

Lite Home Bake 27/1/13 23:47

This looks striking, love the color combination. Sounds easy too :)

Balvinder 28/1/13 01:50

I love colorful salads.

Evelyne CulturEatz 28/1/13 02:10

Great minds think alike, I have a potato salad up with dijon too ha ha. But they are completely different and I would love to try yours. The colors are so pretty. Great vinaigrette.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 28/1/13 02:17

I have heard that purple vegetable are actually better for you than the other ones. This salad looks wonderful, the colors are so lovey. Also sounds really yummy.

Terra 28/1/13 02:56

I think purple potatoes are so pretty! What a lovely salad, it really sounds light, healthy and delicious! Hugs, Terra

wok with ray 28/1/13 04:29

Very colorful salad! I love purple potatoes -- they are pretty. Have a good week, Angie! :)

Stephanie @ Henry Happened 28/1/13 05:18

Those purple potatoes are so pretty - I've never seen those! But I love roasted veggies - I can't believe how yummy it makes everything taste.

Sokehah cheah 28/1/13 05:30

These purple potatoes look cute, never seen these before.... healthy meal!

Koko 28/1/13 08:51

Those potatoes are INSANE! SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Oooh I wish I had some like that- they make this salad look out of this world! Yum!!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 28/1/13 13:38

this is so healthy and look nice!

Joanne 28/1/13 14:19

I love the colors in this salad! And the dressing sounds fabulous.

lena 28/1/13 15:34

we can get purple potatoes here but not very a common sight. so far i've only bought it once. i like how they add colours to the salad:)

Saguna 28/1/13 16:40

I have never, ever tried purple potatoes... They look so enticing and gorgeous! This salad sounds lovely, I love good healthy potatoes in my salads too; it makes things much more interesting!

Claudia 28/1/13 17:36

This salad is hearty enough for winter. Light enough to feel virtuous - but not wimpy. Love the rich colors and added vegetables.

Kitcheninspirations 28/1/13 18:06

So pretty Angie, I just love the look of purple potatoes. Very nice photos.

RavieNomNoms 28/1/13 18:35

Oh my, this looks SOO amazing. I just loved roasted veggies. So delish!

vrinda 28/1/13 19:40

Colorful salad,will look for purple potatoes..

Angie's Recipes 28/1/13 20:19

@Debra Eliotseats Read your post about the book and the movie, but I haven't got the book yet.

Anonymous 28/1/13 23:36

Your food always looks so wonderful. It's colorful and presented to beautifully. I love purple potatoes, it is just rare to find them here.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 29/1/13 00:06

Purple potatoes are so delicious! I haven't had them in a while--I should go buy some and make this. With the potatoes and cauliflower, it's perfect for winter!

Beth 29/1/13 01:46

That is one lovely salad. Beautiful colors, great flavors!

Juliana 29/1/13 02:00

Oh Angie, these purple potatoes are so pretty, everytime that I see it, I try to get the idea of roasting for salad...much nicer flavor.
Have a great week!

Katie@Cozydelicious 29/1/13 02:16

This salad looks awesome! I love purple potatoes. This is so pretty! Yum!

Gina Stanley 29/1/13 03:32

The colors of this salad are calling me, I love potatoes with vinaigrette, yum. Probably much better for me too than all the baking I've been doing, he he. Happy Monday Angie.

tigerfish 29/1/13 05:19

Been a while since I cooked with purple potatoes. They are beautiful, aren't they? I like how roasting brings out the natural sugars of the vegetables and the vinaigrette must be balancing it so well.

EA-The Spicy RD 29/1/13 05:59

So pretty Angie! Those purple potatoes look like giant gnarled blueberries :-)

Reeni 30/1/13 01:34

Purple potatoes just showed up in my market! They're so pretty in this salad Angie!

chow and chatter 30/1/13 03:23

this looks so good and what a fab dressing

Chef Mireille 31/1/13 03:47

such a fresh looking salad

Mother Rimmy 31/1/13 04:59

Wow! Those potatoes really pop in your pictures. Totally fantastic!

grace 31/1/13 23:12

purple potatoes could taste like feet and i'd still love them simply because of their gorgeous hue!

The Duo Dishes 1/2/13 00:33

One of our markets sells a bag of purple, blue and golden potatoes, and they make some of the prettiest salads. The vinaigrette is a nice touch.

Yi @ Yi Reservation 1/2/13 05:24

awesome i've got some of those purple potatoes i can't wait to try this recipe! The combination of potatoes and cauliflowers sounds healthy and refreshing. thanks for sharing!

Hannah 2/2/13 03:29

Now that is one truly beautiful, colorful take on the typically plain-Jane potato salad. I love it, especially because it has plenty of different vegetables going on and it's dressed with a light vinaigrette, rather than gloppy mayo. Your version is just my speed!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 3/2/13 15:10

Ah, so gorgeous! You know, I haven't come across purple potatoes in ages but this post makes me think I should double my efforts!

Karen Harris 5/2/13 15:17

Such beautiful photos of a delicious dish. I can't wait to give this recipe a try.

Anonymous 14/2/13 21:14

This potato salad has got my attention! so pretty and colorful and just delicious!

Anonymous 21/2/13 14:49

i love the colorfull salad...
love your plating skills even more


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