Fresh, spring comfort food at its best.

Roasted Asparagus & New Potato Salad

by Dishing Up the Dirt

Prep Time: 15 minutes  |  Cook Time: 40 minutes  |  Serves: 4


  • 2 Tablespoons oil of choice (we used grapeseed)
  • 4-6 new potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 bunch asparagus, tough ends broken off and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 cups fresh arugula
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • A few extra capers to toss on the salad at the end

Lemon-Caper Dressing:

  • Juice from 1 large lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • pinch of fine sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add chopped potatoes to a bowl and drizzle with 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil. Season with a little salt and pepper. Place on a prepared baking sheet and cook in the oven for about 10 minutes.
  3. Toss asparagus with the remaining 1 Tablespoon of oil and season with a little salt and pepper. After 10 minutes remove the potatoes form the oven. Add the asparagus to the pan and toss everything together. Place back in the oven and cook until potatoes and asparagus are browned and slightly crisp on all sides. About 20 minutes. Check veggies after about 12 minutes to make sure nothing is burning.
  4. While veggies cook prepare you dressing by combing all the ingredients and whisking until smooth. This works best in a food processor or with an immersion blender. Taste test and adjust ingredients if necessary. Set aside.
  5. Once veggies are done roasting remove from the oven and immediately toss with the arugula and walnuts. The arugula will wilt quite a bit which is what we are going for here!
  6. Place veggies in a large bowl and drizzle with dressing. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Divide salad among plates and sprinkle crushed red pepper flakes, minced dill and a few extra capers.


  • Use this recipe as a guide.
  • Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.
  • Cooking times will vary depending on your oven and the size of your veggies.
  • Always taste test as you go.

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Thanks to Dishing Up the Dirt for this amazing recipe. Check out her cookbook here.

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