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St. Patrick's Day recipe: Potato spinach salad

St. Patrick's Day Potato Spinach Salad. (Source: Chef Gwen Gulliksen) St. Patrick's Day Potato Spinach Salad. (Source: Chef Gwen Gulliksen)

This St. Patrick's Day recipe mixes two of Ireland's favorite things, potatoes and the color green. 

Chef Gwen Gulliksen, a culinary instructor from Cape Fear Community College's Culinary, shared her recipe for St. Patrick's Day Potato Spinach Salad on WECT News First at Four. 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY POTATO SPINACH SALAD

(Serves 4)

Ingredients

RED POTATOES 6, cut into bite size pieces

ONION 1, sliced into half moons

CELERY 1, chopped thinly

BABY SPINACH 4 cups

OLIVE OIL ½ cup

LEMON ½ juiced

ROASTED GARLIC 2 cloves, chopped

BACON CRUMBLES ¼ cup

SALT ½ tsp

PEPPER freshly ground to taste

Instructions

1. Roast the potatoes with the garlic cloves at 350 for 30 minutes until tender. Also, roast the onions at 350 for 15 minutes until tender. When the roasted garlic is tender, chop it and mix it together with potatoes.

2. Then mix the warm roasted potatoes, onions and garlic with all other ingredients in a bowl.

3. Toss together well, season with fresh ground pepper and serve either warm or chilled.

This salad is a delicious side dish with St. Patrick’s Day corned beef sandwiches. It is also delicious with poached or smoked salmon. Enjoy!

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