Roasted Potato, Asparagus and Arugula Salad

by Erica Dinho on June 22, 2010

Roasted Potato and Asparagus Salad

Summer has officially arrived so let’s celebrate with this wonderful Roasted Potato, Asparagus and Arugula Salad. It is super easy to make, does not require a lot of ingredients, and is delicious.

Serve this salad for a summer cookout or on a picnic with a batch of your favorite grilled meat, fish or chicken. If you’re not going to serve the salad immediately, like on a picnic, leave out the arugula until you’re ready to serve. Also, be sure to let the potato salad come to room temperature before adding the arugula so not to serve cold. Buen provecho!



(4 servings)

  • 1 lb. small yellow potatoes, quartered
  • Olive oil for roasting the potatoes
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • Dressing

  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. To make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until blended.
  2. Preheat an oven to 400ºF.
  3. In a bowl, combine the potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Transfer to a baking sheet or a small roasting pan and roast until the potatoes are tender, golden and crisp, about 45 minutes.
  4. Cut the spears diagonally into 1-inch lengths. Place in a steamer rack over boiling water, cover the steamer and cook until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Remove the rack from the pan and rinse the asparagus under running cold water until cool.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, asparagus, arugula and dressing, to taste, and toss to mix. Divide the salad among individual plates. Serve immediately.
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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tracey@TangledNoodle June 22, 2010 at 9:25 AM

What a perfect summer potato salad – healthful, flavorful and light! As much as I like the texture of creamy versions, they can be so heavy. Paired with some grilled meat, this would make a marvelous meal!


2 Sophie June 22, 2010 at 10:48 AM

MMMMMMMM, are certainly welcoming summer with this stunning & very fab dish!

Yummmmmmm,…I also love the cumin in your mustard dressing!


3 Rachana June 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM

What a lovely summer salad! So healthy and delicious!


4 Lyndsey June 22, 2010 at 11:38 AM

What a nice salad for summer! Very interesting with the roasted potatoes!


5 Simply Life June 22, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Yum! What a delicious salad!


6 Faith June 22, 2010 at 4:44 PM

What a beautiful salad! Combining raw and roasted veggies in salads is delicious!


7 Chef E June 22, 2010 at 5:17 PM

I hope you have enough for me? Yumm, love the mustard addition!


8 Joan Nova June 22, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Perfect side for a grilled meat. You don’t need anything else. Very nice.


9 Kim June 22, 2010 at 6:08 PM

I love the looks of this salad, Erica. It’s like a light and healthy version of potato salad. I love the peppery arugula!


10 Erica June 22, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Thank you everyone for the comments!


11 Don Odiorne June 22, 2010 at 6:59 PM

What a beautiful salad shot, I want to make it right now. Here are some additional recipes to try out for unique and traditional potato salads:


12 Anh June 22, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Another great recipe! Not to mentioned the fried chicken I just saw. Yum!


13 Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog June 22, 2010 at 7:50 PM

It looks so fresh and delicious!! Now I’m hungry for one with grilled chicken :)




14 Joy June 22, 2010 at 9:08 PM

What a fabulous salad! That combination of fresh and comfort! YUM!


15 Ivy June 23, 2010 at 12:08 AM

What a wonderful salad. If only I could get some yellow potatoes and asparagus, I would be making it today.


16 grace June 23, 2010 at 5:53 AM

potatoes don’t seem to find their way into green salads very often, but i love the idea!


17 norma June 23, 2010 at 9:36 AM

That looks so good….just perfect!


18 Baking is my Zen June 23, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Light, simple and delicious!



19 Angie June 23, 2010 at 4:13 PM

Looks great and so healthy!


20 Anna June 23, 2010 at 8:52 PM

I never used cumin in salad dressing, I somehow thought cumin should be only cooked. Why on earth did I think that? It must taste very good, I’ll try that next time. Your salad looks yummy. And it’s a great picture.


21 Erica June 24, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Thank you so much everyone for reading my post :)


22 Oysterculture June 24, 2010 at 1:28 PM

What a yummy sounding recipe, a meal on its own or great with meat, I think I saw a recipe for faitias?


23 tasteofbeirut June 25, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Yummy!!! This salad looks so delicious and the idea to add cumin to the dressing is duly noted~


24 Sam August 20, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Just wanted to say that I’ve made this salad about 5 times this summer already: it’s awesome. Good with ingredients from the supermarket, spectacular with nice stuff from the farmers’ market. Total keeper: thanks!


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