Fennel adds a subtle anise flavor to sweet, mild purple potatoes in this beautiful salad.
2 pounds Russian Blue potatoes
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups mustard greens, torn
1 cup fennel fronds, sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Place the potatoes and salt in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Partially cover and simmer until potatoes are tender but not mushy, 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. Drain and cool slightly. When cool enough to handle but still warm, cut potatoes into large bite-size pieces. (The salad should be chunky).
2. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Add the oil, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Toss to coat. Add the garlic, mustard greens, and fennel. Toss to combine and slightly wilt the greens. If the salad is too dry, add a little more oil to achieve desired consistency. Taste for seasoning, and add more salt if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.