“I love going to the farmers’ market every week and just looking at what’s in season — what looks ripe and fresh and delicious. This salad incorporates some of those fall flavors with a really flavorful dressing. It’s perfect as a side dish with a ribeye or roasted chicken – or a fresh lunch option, too.” – Chef Dimitri
Warm Potato Apple Salad with Kale, Heirloom Tomato, and Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette
For the vinaigrette
6 to 8 cloves garlic
1 shallot, peeled and halved
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon French mustard
Juice from half a lemon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place garlic and shallot on a piece of parchment paper-lined foil, drizzle with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Wrap package to enclose, and roast until garlic and shallot are very soft, about 45 minutes. Set aside to cool. Remove garlic from each clove, and peel shallot.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine roasted garlic and shallot, balsamic vinegar, mustard, and lemon juice. With machine running, drizzle in oil; process until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.
For the salad
2 large potatoes boiled till fork tender, peeled and cut into large cubes
1 pint mini heirloom tomatoes, halved
1 green apple, julienned
1 cup roughy chopped purple kale, or whatever kale you have on hand
¼ cup of any herbs available at the market, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, add potatoes, kale, apple, and tomatoes, and season with salt and cracked pepper
Add all of the vinaigrette and toss lightly.