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Margherita Potato Salad

Potatoes meet Caprese! Light red potatoes, juicy cherry tomatoes, silky stringy mozzarella pearls and fresh vibrant sweet basil tossed in a tangy red wine vinaigrette.

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Potato Type: Reds
Cuisine: American
Prep Method: Boiled

Dish

AppetizerMain Dish

Prep Time

20 Mins

Cook Time

20 Mins

Serving

Serves 24

Description

Potatoes meet Caprese! Light red potatoes, juicy cherry tomatoes, silky stringy mozzarella pearls and fresh vibrant sweet basil tossed in a tangy red wine vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  • 12 cups (1680g) Medium Red Potatoes (Diced)
  • ¼ cup (60ml) White Balsamic Vinegar (Rice Vinegar can be subbed)
  • 6 cups (894g) Cherry Tomatoes (Halved)
  • 6 cups (1350g) Mozzarella Pearls
  • 1 ½ cup (192g) Basil, Fresh (Chopped)
  • 1 cup (236ml) Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup (88ml) Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp (17g) Salt
  • 1 Tbsp (7g) Ground Black Pepper

Preparation

  1. Gather all ingredients and equipment.
  2. Dice potatoes.
  3. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water and season with salt. Bring to a boil and then to a simmer and cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes, until tender. Drain and let cool on a baking tray or platter. While the potatoes are still warm, drizzle rice vinegar over the potatoes.
  4. Chop cherry tomatoes in halves.
  5. Rough chop basil leaves.
  6. To make vinaigrette, pour red wine vinegar (1/3 cup) in a bowl. Using a whisk, slowly whisk while drizzling in olive oil until fully emulsified, add salt (1 Tbsp) and pepper (1 Tbsp) to taste.
  7. To assemble, in a large bowl, add diced, cooked potatoes (12 cups), mozzarella pearls (6 cups), cherry tomatoes (6 cups), and basil (1 ½ cup), then drizzle vinaigrette and gently toss until fully combined.
  8. Scoop out single serving portion with #4 (8oz) disher.

Meal Contributions:

  • ½ cup starchy vegetable
  • ¼ cup red vegetable
  • 2 oz MMA

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories

280

Fat

19g

Sodium

470mg

Cholesterol

40g

Vitamin C

12.61mg

Carbohydrates

15g

Fiber

2g

Protein

12g

Potassium

436mg

Sugar

2g

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