Roasted Fingerling and Asparagus Potato Salad #SundaySupper

Roasted Fingerling and Asparagus Potato Salad makes a great mayonnaise-free salad to enjoy at all your outdoor bbq’s and picnics this summer! 

Roasted Fingerling and Asparagus Potato Salad #SundaySupper from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

This post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. All opinions are my own.

The first smell of charcoal and hot dogs, that’s how I know grilling season has arrived.  When you walk through Prospect Park, big groups of friends of families camp out early in the day for the prime picnic tables under the trees and next to one of the many free grills that the city has to offer.  Sometimes they bring their own, with coolers full of meat, vegetables, drinks and salads.  It takes a lot of resistance not to want to jump in and join the party.  I mean, who can say no to that charred burger or plate of potato salad? 

Ah the potato salad, a staple at every outdoor event – boiled potatoes, maybe some celery and a lot of mayonnaise. 

That I can resist. No offense to my beloved potato but this is not the way to treat it. 

Roasted Fingerling and Asparagus Potato Salad #SundaySupper from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

I love potatoes and thanks to the Idaho Potato Commission learned a lot about them after my trip to Idaho Falls last fall.  Of the many things that I learned Idaho® potatoes really are the best potatoes out there.  The farmers have years of experience, usually from a generations run farm and know how to harvest the potato so that no matter what time of year that it reaches you, it will taste like it was freshly harvested. 

Idaho® potatoes are mostly known for their Russet Burbanks but the commission also works with farmers who grow beautiful Fingerling potatoes.   These are my favorite to use for potato salad, with their bright color (red, “white”, and “blue”) and they don’t get overly starchy when you boil or roast. 

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Roasted Fingerling and Asparagus Potato Salad from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

As I mentioned, I’m not a fan of the mayonnaise based potato salads.  I might make one with Greek yogurt, but even then I wouldn’t want it to sit outside all day in the heat.  Instead, I prefer a style with a vinaigrette as the dressing – this version can stay a room temperature without the worry that someone will get sick.  

Roasted Fingerling and Asparagus Potato Salad
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  • 1lb assorted Idaho® fingerling potatoes, halved and quartered
  • 1/2lb asparagus, tough ends removed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • grapeseed or canola oil
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • chopped chives for garnish


  1. Heat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Spread the fingerling potatoes out on a baking sheet in a even layer and drizzle with about 1-2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil. Season generously with kosher salt.
  3. Roast for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and add the asparagus. Drizzle about another teaspoon or two of oil over the top and place back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer the roasted potatoes and asparagus to a mixing bowl containing the chopped bacon.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the dijon mustard, lemon juice and sherry vinegar.
  6. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil to create an emulsion. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  7. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the warm potato salad until you feel there is enough to coat everything. You may not need all the vinaigrette - save the remaining for another purpose.
  8. Toss the salad, sprinkle the top with chives and serve warm.
Recipe Type: Side

Roasted Fingerling and Asparagus Potato Salad from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

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Roasted Fingerling and Asparagus Potato Salad from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen



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52 thoughts on “Roasted Fingerling and Asparagus Potato Salad #SundaySupper

  1. Renee

    I could almost eat this as a complete meal but then you have those sausages in the photo and I’m thinking what a perfect meal that would be for the summer. It’s time to fire up the grill and get some potatoes roasting for sure!

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  6. The Ninja Baker

    Very tantalizing indeed, Susan. Bet those picnic party people in the park would welcome you with open arms…As long as you brought a plate of your potato salad! (After all, you are in NYC, right?!)

  7. Heather // girlichef

    This potato salad is right up my alley…another that I’d happily eat as a meal. And roasting may be my absolute favorite way to make potatoes for potato salad – love that extra layer of flavor :).

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  9. Carla

    Can you imagine just randomly joining one of those families while they are grilling? “Oh hey, it’s ok. I’m a food blogger.” Not sure if I’ve ever had roasted asparagus before. Looks like I’ll be coming to your house for potato salad 😉

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  11. Rok Jurca (ROKCO)

    I love Asparagsus and potatoes roasted together. I top the roasted veggies with some sour creme and it’s lovely. The version with vinaigrette also sounds great. Thank you for idea.

  12. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme

    I enjoy all kinds of potato salads, mayonnaise based, oil-based, vinaigrette…you name, I like it. I have to say this is one of the most unique I’ve seen with the addition of asparagus. It sounds just delicious!

  13. Jen

    I have lived in the south way too long to ever trust a picnic recipe with mayo in it! Always love to see great alternatives.

  14. Joanne

    I can’t stand mayo-smothered potatoes either! But this mustard based dressing is something I can totally get behind! Mayo-free potato salad FTW!

  15. Katie

    I am LOVING all of the mayo-free potato salads I am seeing in this group! This one is seriously making me drool…asparagus + potatoes = awesome!

  16. Connie | URBAN BAKES

    This looks and sounds amazing! And it’s much cleaner than having a potato salad with mayo. Summer is here… I gotta cut the unnecessary calories! lol
    PS: I just saw your video on your new business. Awesome work and now I’m dying to try your cookies!

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