In Atlanta, the month of March is our transition from cold weather to warm. We typically have a bout with bad weather: my sweetheart and I were married in March, (20 years ago!), and the weekend before, a huge snowstorm blew into town, paralyzing the city and making us happy that we our celebration was the next weekend.
This recipe combines the best of both seasons: winter and spring. The end of kale and the beginning of baby potatoes. Super easy and very delicious, it’s a wonderful way to incorporate the tastes of Asia, (coconut milk and lemon), the last of kale and spring veggies like new potatoes.
Kale and Roasted Golden Potato Salad
2 LBs Yukon Gold Potatoes, Chopped in 1” Pieces
¼ Cup Olive Oil
Kosher or Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to Taste
4 Garlic Cloves, Grated
½ Cup Grated Pecorino Romano
1/3 Cup Natural (No Sugar Added) Almond Butter
2 TBs Coconut Milk
Juice and Zest of 2 Lemons
1 LB of Kale, Julienned
Lemon Wedges and Toasted Chopped Almonds for Garnish
Preheat the oven to 450F. Toss the potatoes with the oil, salt and pepper and place them on a sheet pan. Roast for 15 – 20 minutes, or until almost done. Remove from the oven and stir in the garlic and cheese, and return to the oven for about 5 minutes more.
While the potatoes are roasting, puree the almond butter, coconut milk and lemon juice and zest in a blender.
Toss the julienned kale with the hot potatoes, and then toss with the almond butter dressing. Serve garnished with almonds.