Most people think of mustard and mayonnaise when they think of potato salad.
Or maybe oil and vinegar with a bit of tarragon (French potato salad).
Or maybe even bacon and dill pickles (hot German potato salad)
Not many people think of goat cheese.
Which, in my humble opinion, is a real shame as this is the best potato salad of the summer season.
Warm, crisp, sautéed potatoes, mushrooms and garlic enveloped in creamy,
melted soft goat cheese; finished with lots of fresh basil and chives…. What's not to like?
Serve with anything hot off the barbecue.
It's not the most photogenic potato salad, but trust me, the taste more than makes up for the looks.
2 – 3 potatoes, depending on size 300gr, 10.6oz
3oz (90gr) mushrooms 84gr, 3oz
2 cloves garlic 6gr, .2oz
1/3 container soft goat cheese (chevre) my 'brand' is Chevraux, I think in the U.S. it's Chavrie; it comes in a square-ish cardboard or plastic container, 5.5oz (150gr). 60gr, 2.2oz
handful fresh basil leaves – about 3 tbs
2 tbs fresh chives, snipped
2 tbs olive oil 27gr, .96oz
Slice potatoes into quarters the long way and then 1/2" (1.25cm) thick slices. Trim and slice mushrooms. Mince garlic. Heat 1 tbs oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and garlic and sauté until they start to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove to a bowl and set aside. Do not cover. Add remaining tbs oil and potatoes to skillet. Toss a bit to coat potatoes with oil, then cover and let cook about 10 minutes. Uncover, stir and let sauté, turning occasionally. You want them nice and brown. If they start getting too brown before you are ready to finish just turn the heat to low and keep warm in the skillet. When ready to finish add potatoes to mushrooms and garlic. Add chevre and toss to coat – the cheese will melt a bit from the heat of the potatoes. Snip basil and chives with scissors and add, stirring to combine. Serve.
Entire Recipe / per serving
Total Carbohydrates: 59 / 29.5
Dietary Fiber: 8 / 4
Total Fat: 34 / 17
Fat: 8 / 4
Cholesterol: 36 / 18
Calcium: 138 / 69
238 / 119
I try to be accurate, but I do not
guarantee it. I use 'grams' as
the unit of weight; with an approximate conversion to ounces.
For more recipes check out my internet cook
book: Easy Gourmet
I try to be accurate, but I do not guarantee it. I
use 'grams' as the unit of weight; with an approximate conversion to
My information comes from my own digital, computerized
scale and the USDA Nutrient Data Library: