This 1 pot Portuguese Potato and Vegetable Salad is served warm, topped with boiled eggs and tossed in a herbed red wine vinaigrette. It’s a heartier alternative to a traditional salad and makes for the perfect easy weeknight meal!
No week in the HealthNut home would be complete without this Portuguese Potato and Vegetable Salad. It’s about as simple and delicious as it looks and works perfectly for those nights when you’re tired and hungry but just can’t be bothered to cook – I’m looking at you Wednesday!
Matt and I have this Portuguese Potato and Vegetable Salad at least a couple times a month, and if you can tell by the title, it’s a staple dish I grew up on too! The odd time my Grandma (aka Vovo) likes to throw in some salted codfish or Portuguese chorizo for extra flavor and authenticity, but for the most part, this warm salad is so reminiscent of my childhood just the way it is!
Next to its authentic and mouth-watering flavours, the best part about this salad it’s a one pot meal! Packed with all the Portuguese basics like rapini and carrots for vibrant veg, and hearty potatoes for long-lasting energy. Not to mention the boiled eggs for extra protein! It’s incredibly satisfying and makes for the perfect weeknight meal to have on your dinner menu rotation.
Fun fact – Matt and I actually made this dish all the time when backpacking throughout Australia! Why? Well because all of the ingredients are so easy to find! And it’s one of the few salads that can keep for a while without spoiling or going soggy.
Now, in case you’re looking at this and only seeing a big bowl of cooked veggies, I promise you it’s so much more than that. This is where the “classic”, yet delicious dressing comes in to tie the dish together. Something about the tang of red wine vinegar and the freshness of the parsley pairs so nicely with the warmth of the salad. Oh, and there’s garlic in there too. Can’t forget the garlic. Drizzle the dressing on top of the cooked vegetables with the arranged boiled eggs and I bet you won’t be able to resist reaching for seconds!