Purple Potatoes, Grapefruit and Asparagus Salad

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Who doesn’t love potatoes? Because they can be such a staple in our diet, our recipes are often redundant. We came up with a new way of enjoying potatoes that incorporates a slight tartness from grapefruit. This is a healthy salad that you can eat as is or as a side dish.

Purple Potatoes, Grapefruit, and Asparagus Salad

Purple Potatoes, Grapefruit, and Asparagus Salad

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe | Calories: 222 | Total Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 174 mg | Carbohydrates: 31 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 4 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7


  • 2 pounds potatoes (purple or yellow), peeled and chopped
  • 12 asparagus spears
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 4 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 chive blossoms (optional)


  1. Prepare a medium bowl with ice and water in it to to blanch the asparagus.
  2. In a pot of boiling salted water, boil the asparagus for 5 minutes then transfer them immediately to the bowl of ice water. Leave them there until they cool down then chop them.
  3. In the same pot of boiling water, cook the potatoes for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  4. Peel and slice three-fourths of the grapefruit to wedges then squeeze the remaining fruit to get the juice.
  5. In a big bowl, mix the potatoes, asparagus, capers, chives, peppercorns and grapefruit.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt and the grapefruit juice. Adjust the taste according to your taste.
  7. Pour the dressing to the salad then garnish with the chive blossoms if using.

If you liked this salad, then you will find these other amazing potato recipes good too!

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes with Clementine Butter

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Southwestern Style

Orange Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Homestyle Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary

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