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Warm Fingerling Potato Salad


A lemon-olive oil dressing is poured over tender potatoes while they're still warm, and a dash of red pepper flakes adds some kick to this simple side dish.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Mad Hungry, April 2011


  • 2 pounds yellow fingerling potatoes
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon salt-packed capers, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced crosswise on bias
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place potatoes in a medium-sized saucepan covered 2 inches by salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile in a small saucepan, combine olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, capers, lemon, and red onion. Bring to a simmer and remove from the heat.

  3. Drain the potatoes, halve lengthwise, and toss with warm dressing, celery, and parsley. Salt to taste and serve warm.

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