Warm Potato Salad with Goat Cheese

This is it for Goat Cheese Week (er…week and a half…) – don’t be sad!  What’d you think?  We covered a lot of bases with this tangy treat!  Let’s recap, shall we?

Goat Cheese Week

Roasted Red Pepper, Goat Cheese and Basil Pasta

Fried Goat Cheese Balls

Fried Goat Cheese Balls

French Toast with Goat Cheese Drizzle

French Toast with Goat Cheese Drizzle

Dark Chocolate Goat Cheese Brownies

Dark Chocolate Goat Cheese Brownies

And we’re gonna round home base with this recipe for Warm Potato Salad with Goat Cheese, adapted from Martha Stewart.  Even though summer is disappearing rapidly, there’s still time to get those classic summer-time favorites in.  And on a hot summer night, potato salad and well-done hot dogs off the grill go together like peas and carrots.  I liked the looks of this the minute I saw it, and personally, cold potatoes give me the heebee-jeebees sometimes, so the fact that it called to be served warm sounded perfect! You could serve it cold though too (or maybe room temperature if you also get the heebees from cold potatoes).

Warm Potato Salad with Goat Cheese
*Adapted from Martha Stewart

*yields about 4 servings

2 lbs. red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks

2 tbsp. white wine vinegar

2 teaspoons dijon mustard

3 tbsp. E.V.O.O

3 oz. goat cheese

1 celery stalk, chopped fine

1 small shallot, chopped fine

2 tbsp. fresh dill, minced

salt and pepper to taste

1) Cover potatoes with water in a medium saucepan; season with salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon cooking liquid. Let potatoes cool for 5 minutes.

2) Whisk together vinegar, mustard, and reserved cooking liquid. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until emulsified.

3) Transfer potatoes to a bowl, and drizzle with vinaigrette. Gently stir in goat cheese, celery, shallot, and dill. Season with salt and pepper.  Serve warm (or cold).

I gotta say, I got some mixed reviews about this, but I personally thought it was de-LISH! The goat cheese and the dijon worked really well together to pack a real tangy punch.  And like I said, served warm right away while the goat cheese was still all melty (melty?) and creamy, oooh.  Baby.

Well I hope you all got some goat cheese inspiration this week and learned that there’s a lot more you can do with it than spread it on a cracker!

Thank-you Billy 🙂

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