Sunday, June 29, 2008

Skillet-Roasted Potato Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens
6 side-dish servings

1 pound red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (do not peel potatoes)
2 tablespoons cooking oil or olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 medium summer squash, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces (8 ounces total)
1/3 cup Italian vinaigrette, or other oil-and-vinegar salad dressing
1 small red sweet pepper, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch squares
6 cherry tomatoes, halved (Cherry and on the vine tomatoes are safe to eat)
1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme
1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley


1. In a large skillet cook potatoes in hot oil over medium heat about 15 minutes, or until tender and brown on all sides, turning occasionally. Spoon potatoes into serving bowl. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.

2. To same skillet add summer squash. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until just tender. Add to the potatoes in the serving bowl.

3. Pour vinaigrette dressing over potatoes and summer squash. Add sweet pepper, tomatoes, parsley, and thyme. Toss gently to mix. Cool.

4. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours, stirring salad occasionally. Makes 6 side-dish servings.

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