Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa

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Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa in a bowl on table.  It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!

What we have here, is a thing of beauty.  It’s potato salad!  But not just any potato salad, it’s my new Baby Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa!  It’s creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it’s UNBELIEVABLE!   You get crunch from the celery, sweetness from the bell pepper, an onion bite from the scallions, and creamy texture from the edamame.  All mixed with soft potatoes and a creamy, smoky Harissa Mayonnaise.  YUM! 

EDAMAME BRINGS PROTEIN TO THE PARTY!

I have a true love affair with potato salad.  I’m talkin’, I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  As the entire meal.  Seriously.  So, this recipe is really just an attempt to make myself feel better by adding protein and veggies.  Edamame and bell pepper really round this recipe out.

Edamame, or soybeans, are packed with complete protein (18g per cup), but also fiber, antioxidants and vitamin K!  Unlike other beans, like black beans or chickpeas, edamame is very low in carbs.  Check out all of the health benefits

You can find shelled edamame beans in the frozen section or in the vegetable section of your grocery store.  If you have leftover edamame, try making this Edamame Bean Dip with Gorgonzola!

Cut raw red potatoes, celery, scallions, and bell pepper for Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa.  It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!

PREP FOR YOUR RED POTATO SALAD RECIPE

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

This is such an easy recipe.  Aside from boiling the potatoes and prepping the veggies, all you need to do is mix and enjoy!

It starts with the potatoes.  I used baby red potatoes for this recipe.  Because they are small, cutting them to bite size means only cutting them in half or in quarters.  The skins are so delicate that you can eat them and don’t have to peel these potatoes.  As you cut the potatoes, toss them into a bowl of cold water to prevent them from turning brown.Cut raw red potatoes for Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa. It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!

Can I use other potatoes?

Yes, you can use yukon gold potatoes, larger red potatoes, or even russet potatoes.  Though if you use russet, you will want to peel and discard the skins as they are thicker and tough.

What other veggies could I use?

You can add carrots, baby spinach, red onion, peas, or jalapeno!  You can also add herbs to this, such as dill or basil, or even mint.  Finally, you could swap the edamame for other beans for a protein punch!  Roasted chickpeas or black beans would be great.

COOK & ASSEMBLE YOUR POTATO SALAD

Add to a large pot of water and heavily salt the water with a tablespoon of kosher salt.  Bring the water up to a boil and cook the potatoes for about… or until fork tender.

Fork in a cooked potato over a pot of boiling potatoes for red potatoes for Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa. It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!

Drain the potatoes and let cool in the fridge.  

Make the Harissa mayo.

Harissa powder and mayo in a bowl for Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa. It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!

Harissa mayo in a bowl for Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa. It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!

I just make the salad in the same pot for less messy dishes.  Add all of the prepped veggies and the Harissa mayo.  Mix until completely combined.

Edamame, orange pepper, celery, and scallions in pot with cooked potatoes for Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa. It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!

Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa in a pot. It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa in a bowl on table. It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!

Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa

This Baby Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa is creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!    You get crunch from the celery, sweetness from the bell pepper, an onion bite from the scallions, and creamy texture from the edamame.  All mixed with soft potatoes and a creamy, smoky Harissa Mayonnaise. #potatosalad #summerfood #sidedishes #potatoes

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cold salad, edamame, potatoes, sides
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Veggies

  • 2 lbs Baby red potatoes or Creamer potatoes (a mix of red and white is fine)
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 2 Celery stalks
  • 3 Scallions
  • 1/2 Red or Orange Bell Pepper

Harissa Mayo

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Harissa or Paprika Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps

  1. Wash the potatoes and cut them into bite size pieces. If they are baby potatoes, you may only need to cut in half or in quarters. The skins are so delicate that you can eat them and don’t have to peel these potatoes. As you cut the potatoes, toss them into a large pot of cold water to prevent them from turning brown.

    Cut raw red potatoes for Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa. It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!
  2. Add a tbsp of kosher salt to the potatoes and water and then transfer them to the stove. Cover and bring them up to a boil. Once boiling, remove the cover so they don't boil over. Cook until fork tender, about 10-15 minutes usually. Then drain the potatoes, add back to the pot and cool them down in the fridge.

    Fork in a cooked potato over a pot of boiling potatoes for red potatoes for Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa. It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, you can prep the veggies. Dice the bell pepper and the celery, and slice the scallions. I like to save some of the scallion greens for garnish.

  4. Blanche your edamame in hot water. If they are frozen, this of course thaws them out. But even if they are not, a quick boil helps the outer skin to fall off before you add them to the salad.

  5. Make the harissa mayo by simply mixing the Mayonnaise, honey, salt, and pepper, and harissa seasoning in a bowl.

    Harissa mayo in a bowl for Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa. It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!
  6. When the potatoes are cooled, add the veggies to them and then pour the mayo over top. Mix to combine and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with the remaining scallion greens and a sprinkle of harissa seasoning. Enjoy!

    Red Potato Salad Recipe with Edamame and Harissa in a pot. It's creamy, crunchy, meaty, tangy, peppery, salty, and oh, it's UNBELIEVABLE!

Easiest 5-Ingredient Green Rice Recipe

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Green Rice on platter with chicken kabobs on top.  This Recipe takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients.  Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.

This Green Rice Recipe takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.  Basil gives it fresh herb flavor, chives bring a slight onion flavor, and spinach rounds it all out with beautiful green color and so many healthy vitamins.  In just a few minutes you can turn your white rice into this fantastic Green Rice Recipe!

Close Up of green rice in pot. This Green Rice Recipe takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.

FROM PLAIN TO SUPER RICE! 

While white rice is a great backdrop for sauces and big flavors, it really has very little in the way of nutritional value.  By adding basil, chives, and spinach to it, you are infusing it with flavor, vitamins, and nutrients!!  With the addition of the small amounts of basil and chive, their role here is really to bring the flavor.  But the Spinach is what brings the nutrition to the party!

White rice has very little fiber, but spinach is high in fiber, which makes it a great addition!  While white rice does have Vitamin A, it is lacking on most other vitamins, including the all important Vitamins C which is an antioxidant that promotes skin health and immune function.  And while white rice has 0% calcium, guess what is a great source of calcium?  Yep, spinach!  Check out all of the benefits that spinach brings to the mix.

This rice would go great with any of these main proteins!

Basil, chives, spinach, and sour cream blended in a bowl for Green Rice Recipe. It takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

For this recipe either a food processor or blender will work. My go-to mini food processor was perfect for the job.

EASY STEPS TO MAKE YOUR GREEN RICE

You can make this Green Rice up to 5 days in advance and reheat heat it.  There really are only 3 easy steps to this.  

1.Make your rice.

2.Add the basil, chives, sour cream and spinach to the blender or food processor and blend.

Basil and chives in food processor for Green Rice Recipe. It takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.

Basil, chives, and sour cream in food processor for Green Rice Recipe. It takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.

Basil, chives, and spinach in food processor for Green Rice Recipe. It takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.

Basil, chives, spinach, and sour cream blended in food processor for Green Rice Recipe. It takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.

3.Mix the sauce into the rice.

Basil, chives, spinach, and sour cream blended and added on top of cooked white rice in pot for Green Rice Recipe. It takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.

What other herbs could I use?

In place of the basil, you could go with cilantro or dill.  I wouldn’t combine all three together, but select one as your primary flavor.  

If you don’t have chives, you could use 1-2 scallions or skip it all together, but I really like a slight onion flavor in this.  

You could also add parsley.  If you want to add kale, you may want to saute if first to soften it a bit as it has a heartier texture and won’t get as creamy from the raw state as spinach. 

Will other grains work with this?

Of course!  Instead of white rice, you could use brown rice, quinoa, farro, couscous, or even a small pasta, like orzo. 

Can this Green Rice be frozen?

You can make this recipe and freeze it for up to 6 months.  To freeze it, you will want to cool it in the fridge first.  Then you can place it in a large storage bag and flatten it to freeze it.  Or you can spread it out on a sheet pan and freeze it, then transfer it to a container.  You can freeze it in a freezer-safe bowl, but it can take a long time defrost when it’s in a large clump.

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Green Rice in pot. This Green Rice Recipe takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.

5-Ingredient Easy Green Rice

This Green Rice Recipe takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.  Basil gives it fresh herb flavor, chives bring a slight onion flavor, and spinach rounds it all out with beautiful green color and so many healthy vitamins.  In just a few minutes you can turn your white rice into this fantastic Green Rice Recipe! #ricerecipes #sidedishes #healthysides #greenrice

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 Minute Meal, healthy recipes, meal prep, rice, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 67 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 20 Basil Leaves
  • 10 Chive Sprigs
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream or Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Make the rice according to package instructions. Or…to a small-medium pot with a lid, add 4 cups water, 1/2 tsp salt, and rice. Bring water to boil, stir, turn heat down to lowest setting, cover the pot and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn off the heat, but leave covered until ready to serve.

  2. Add the basil, chives, and sour cream to the blender or food processor. I add the spinach leaves last just so the sour cream is near the bottom and can help it blend. Pulse to start and then blend until smooth and creamy.

    Basil, chives, spinach, and sour cream blended in food processor for Green Rice Recipe. It takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.
  3. Mix the sauce into the rice. Enjoy!

    Green Rice in pot. This Green Rice Recipe takes white rice from plain to amazing with just 5 ingredients. Filled with herbs and spinach, it has the perfect herby flavor.