2005 Merlot – Summer Salad of Potatoes, Linguisa and Baby Greens

2005 Merlot – Our soft smooth Merlot has notes of plum, cocoa and violet. The velvety tannins lead to a long finish with hints of dark chocolate.

Summer Salad of Potatoes, Linguisa and Baby Greens

4 lbs small Yukon gold potatoes
1/3 cup olive oil
4 large linguisa sausages
2 T minced shallots
2 T Dijon mustard
2 T fresh thyme, chopped
2 T fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 T cracked black pepper
2 cups chopped celery
1 cup chopped green onions
baby salad greens

Boil potatoes in salted water until cooked through – approx 15-20 minutes. Drain. Slice linguisa in 1” diagonal slices. Brown/sauté in olive oil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove sausage. Save oil for dressing.

Dressing – To warm (not hot) oil, whisk in mustard; add chopped shallots, thyme, oregano, parsley and black pepper. Taste and add additional olive oil or mustard to taste.

Assemble – Cut potatoes into quarters. Mix potatoes with sausage, celery and green onions; mix in ¾ of dressing. Serve on bed of baby greens. Top with additional dressing and cracked black pepper. Serves 4-6.