Goat cheese potato salad

I had a great trip to the farmer’s market where I just grabbed a few random things that looked good. When I got home I needed to figure out what I could make with some snap peas, cucumbers, and tomatoes. I headed over to my Google Reader and found this recipe for goat cheese potato salad. And I had everything I needed in the house!

This is a great alternative to mayo-based potato salads, especially if you love goat cheese as much as we do! You could throw in whatever veggies you have on hand. I think some bell peppers would be a nice addition.

Goat Cheese Potato Salad – from Ashlee
1 lb. baby yukon gold potatoes
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved – I used about a pint
8 oz. snap peas, sliced into thirds
1 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp. EVOO
salt and pepper
1 sprig of fresh rosemary, minced – I omitted
4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
1 cucumber, seeded and diced


Slice potatoes in half and place in a pot.

Fill with cold water to cover, bring to a boil and simmer until fork tender, about 15 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, EVOO, salt, pepper and rosemary.

Add tomatoes and snap peas, toss and place in the refrigerator.

Drain potatoes and rinse with cold water.

Place in a bowl and chill.

When potatoes have chilled, mix with other bowl of salad ingredients, crumble in goat cheese, gently mix and serve.

I am submitting this recipe to the What’s Cooking in the Orange Kitchen Veggie Roundup

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11 Responses to “Spicy Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese and Lentil Salad”

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    Shannon — November 16, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Ooh, that sounds great!

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    Emily — November 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    That sounds pretty incredible! Love your 5 day idea 🙂

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    amanda @ fake ginger — November 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    That looks delicious! I wish I could convince my husband to eat squash. 🙁

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    Boston Food Diary — November 16, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    LOVE this! Lentils are DELICIOUS and sooo good for you! This looks perfect!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 16, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Such a delicious filling salad! You pretty much had me at goat cheese…my favorite!

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    Megan — November 16, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I made the Bon Appetit version last year with pumpkin. It was soo good. I actually had thought it would be good with butternut squash too. Great salad!

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    Cara — November 17, 2010 at 1:29 am

    I’ve been eyeing that recipe since the original in BA and again since SK posted it. Where do you get your uncooked black lentils?

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    Jen — November 17, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Cara – I used the Goya brand lentils from my grocery store. They were greenish brown.

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    Taylor — November 17, 2010 at 4:00 am

    This looks awesome…I have some lentils I have been wanting to use, so this will be perfect!

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    Shannon — November 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    i made this too and it was AWESOME 🙂

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I love the combination of hearty lentils, sweet and spicy butternut squash and tangy goat cheese. I can imagine every flavor in this!

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