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Elegant and Affordable: Red Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Red Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Potatoes are some of the most versatile foods.  There is so much that you can do to them to bring about different flavors and nuances to your meal.  I found a version of the recipe below in Cooking Light Magazine and thought that it looked good, but it was missing something.  After our great experience with the Tarragon-Garlic Sauce, I figured why not add tarragon to this vinaigrette and see what happens.  The result: AMAZING AND FLAVORFUL red potatoes that will leave your guests wanting to take home any leftovers!

Red Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

  • 2 lbs small red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 Tbs olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt, plus more ‘to taste’
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper, plus more ‘to taste’
  • 7 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 2 Tbs white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp dried tarragon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Toss red potatoes with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste.  Put in a jelly pan with the unpeeled garlic cloves.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until tender.  Stir after 35 minutes.

Squeeze garlic cloves to extract pulp.  Discard skins.

Combine garlic pulp, remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, vinegar, mustard, and tarragon in a medium bowl.  Whisk together until combined.

Add potatoes to bowl.  Toss well to coat.

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7 comments on “Elegant and Affordable: Red Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

  1. Cloches & Lavender
    November 10, 2012

    This sounds good and looks delicious. Great recipe.


  2. petit4chocolatier
    November 10, 2012

    My favorite dish within my favorite serving dish! I love red potatoes. This looks so good with the olive oil and other ingredients. Did I read 7 garlic cloves correctly? Very healthy : )

  3. cristinasandru
    November 11, 2012

    It looks tasty… thanks for sharing! 😉

  4. aneelee
    February 13, 2014

    these are getting added to the to-make list. yum!

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