Roasted New Potato & Arugula Salad - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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Happy Monday guys, I finally had a little time to do some recipe planning and cooking and I’ve got one of them to share today.

Last week after I got home from Cali was such a whirlwind. I mean, I really enjoyed being busy and then skiing over the weekend because the season is getting close to over and it might be one of the last times. The fact that we’re getting a ton of snow now has us all surprise/not surprised because we had those few weeks at the beginning of the month where all the snow was melting off and we were wondering about an early Spring. Apparently that’s too good to be true up here. I should have known, but a girl can hope right?


Okay, I have to ask you, are there any foods that you get made fun of for liking? My family makes fun of me for the brussels sprouts. Would someone please tell me that they also like them.

Hey, it’s totally in a teasing way and that’s what you do with close friends and family. It’s part of the deal. My younger sister has a bit of a mayo obsession and we all like to tease her when she makes sandwiches by asking if she’d like some bread with her mayonnaise. She typically comes back with a nonchalant and positive response. Super cools about it. So the other day when I was getting all the typical comments about my brussels sprouts I decided to get over it and just own it like she does. I’ll be over here eating my brussels with mayo girl, thank you very much.


Speaking of mayo, that’s something that didn’t make it into this potato salad. I think it’s great that it’s my sister’s thing, but personally I’m not a huge fan of it. I thought some of you might also enjoy a version of potato salad hold the mayo so for this salad we’re going extra basic, just olive oil. Maybe add a little balsamic vinegar on top if you like the flavor.

I realized this makes the perfect in between-seasons-salad. It’s awesome because sometimes during the winter and early Spring I’ll be craving a salad but I want something warm and cozy also. Or maybe during the Spring you want something on the fresh side, but you’re not in the mood for a completely raw salad. It’s a happy medium because you can serve it warm, room temp, or even cold, but for me the best way to have it is right in the middle by serving the roasted brussels and potatoes with everything else at room temp.


Another random question, does it make you really weird if salad for breakfast is a typical thing for you? ‘Cause there are many days when the first thing I want during the day is a salad rather than something on the sweet side or a heavy meal. I’m going to own this one too, give me my salad. Don’t get me wrong though, ya girl loves her chocolate and popular breakfast foods too. I’m thinking pancakes or waffles need to happen soon actually.


Alright, but for today’s recipe it’s really simple guys. All you have to do is prep the potatoes and brussels sprouts and get them roasting in the oven while you gather all the other ingredients for the salad to toss together. So my mom has this thing for buying fancy cheeses for “later” and then forgetting about them and we all have to laugh at it because it’s not uncommon for a block of it that’s turned into a science experiment to be found in the fridge. (Another example of why having a big family to laugh at you and with you is hilarious.) Anyway, she got some Boursin cheese probably a few months ago and I’ve been eying it in the fridge until I finally decided to add it to this salad before it went bad.

I’m glad I did because it adds the perfect finishing touch and made this salad a little more inviting to everyone. By the way though, if you’ don’t eat dairy just skip adding it and the rest is dairy free. Oh, and if you aren’t a fan of the sprouts either, that’s okay, we can still be friends. Just replace them with a veggie you do enjoy like broccoli or cauliflower.


Roasted New Potato & Arugula Salad


1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced in half
1 pound new potatoes, washed and halved
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
3 cup fresh arugula greens
1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped
4 - 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
1 (5 ounce) package Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs cheese (You can replace this with goat cheese, blue cheese, or skip for dairy free)


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200C) and line a baking tray with foil. Toss the potatoes, brussels sprouts, garlic, and 1 tablespoon olive oil together in a large bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Pout them out onto the pan and roast in the oven for about 30 minutes until browned and tender-crisp, stirring once or twice through cooking.
  2. While the veggies are roasting, Toss together the arugula, eggs, pecans, and cheese (if using).
  3. When the the potatoes and brussels are finished cooking, remove from oven and cool for at least 5 minutes, then gently toss them into the bowl with the rest of the salad and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. You can either serve immediately while still warm, or allow it to reach room temperature, or even chill if you'd like.



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Looks amazingly healthy!

thanks so much for stopping by and commenting @yumyrum

Nice ..
Great ingredients .. looks like a stunning healthy recipe
Thanks for sharing

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omg... it looks so delisious... fantastic...

I am glad you think so @wilku, thanks for taking the time to comment on my post

I'm going to be old school and print this one, it looks delicious! :)

printable it is, thanks @pixie-duster

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This was super good! I loved it! 😀😀

Oh, you're so sweet @alovelymess! I'm glad you like brussels sprouts with me.

That made my mouth water! Great job, keep it up!

I am glad, thanks so much for commenting @skyefox

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Mmmm ! looking so yummy and such a fresh take on it @gringalicious ! This I would definitely make !! Thanks for including the recipe . Upped and resteemed ! Will be back to do the same into my @momskitchen blog that I have been neglecting lately , just to darn busy !! 😋😋😋💕💕💕

thanks much for the great commenting @karenmckersie

looking delicious

I love sprouts and diary products too....thanks for sharing the recipe @gringalicious it looks delicious and healthy

thanks so much for commenting @universalpro

Looks so fresh and delicious 😋

Looks very unique and alluring! :)

alluring? I am really glad it allured you @tamsguitar, thanks so much for stopping by

Not a big salad eater but those images are again, wonderful. Nice! :)

well, maybe this one would win you over?

Nice food,...
Vegetarian image

papaya spicy stir-fry

I haven't had papaya in a looong time, I need to get myself some soon!

I didn't know you can have papaya noodles.

wow looking awesome! i hope it is very much delisious.thanks for sharing.keep on it upvote

Yum, Yum, Yum! Once again you amaze me with your photography skills and the way you portray these incredible dishes. I am starving now, lol, I wish I could reach through the computer and eat all of that. lol Thanks for posting! Oh and I did a new introduction like you suggested awhile ago. haha

thanks @mrchef111. I took a look at your intro and your peanut butter cookie video. Try to create some content exclusive to Steem at some point. Also, try to keep your voting % above 80, you can monitor it here -

Thank you, I will try. I am pretty committed to YouTube and Instructables. But may have time in the future to do some Steem exclusive stuff. Not sure how to keep my voting % above 80. haha

Happy Monday @gringalicious
i like your post,that's a very well food iteams post share,good work
excellent food photo collection and breffing ,its good for health
thanks for the post,best of luck

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Transform turkey thigh minсе into a lоw-fаt, lоw-саlоriе, chilli-style filling for soft, сrеаmу bаkеd sweet роtаtоеѕ.

4 ѕwееt роtаtоеѕ
1 tbѕр оlivе оil
1 onion,finely сhорреd
1 gаrliс сlоvе, crushed
500g pack turkеу thigh minсе
500g саrtоn раѕѕаtа
3 tbsp bаrbесuе ѕаuсе
½ tѕр сауеnnе pepper
4 tbsp ѕоurеd сrеаm
½ pack chives, finеlу ѕniрреd

Mеthоd of preparation:
1 . Hеаt oven tо 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Priсk thе роtаtоеѕ, рlасе on a baking trау and bake fоr 45 minѕ or until really ѕоft.

2 . Mеаnwhilе, hеаt thе oil in a frуing pan, аdd the оniоn аnd cook gеntlу for 8 minѕ until softened. Stir in thе gаrliс, then tip in the minсе аnd ѕtir tо brеаk up. Cook оvеr a high hеаt until any liquid hаѕ evaporated аnd thе minсе is brоwnеd, аbоut 10 minѕ. Pоur in the passata, thеn fill the саrtоn a ԛuаrtеr full of water and tiр that in tоо. Add thе bаrbесuе ѕаuсе аnd cayenne, thеn lоwеr the heat аnd ѕimmеr gеntlу fоr 15 minѕ, аdding a littlе extra wаtеr if nееdеd. Taste and ѕеаѕоn.

3 . Whеn thе роtаtоеѕ are soft, ѕрlit them dоwn thе сеntrе аnd ѕрооn thе minсе over thе tор. Add a dоllор of ѕоurеd cream аnd a ѕрrinkling of chives.

The potato is my favorite

potato is a big favorite with many, thanks for commenting

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Ok,we love, Love, LOVE brussel sprouts! My family's favorite way to have them is halved, sauteed in bacon grease, then I add some bone broth & simmer til very tender. Sadly, my younger daughter, can't tolerate them very often, so they really are a rare treat. She also happens to love white potatoes, so I'll have to try this!

Btw, my older daughter--total mayo maniac! 😂 We tease her in fun, but yeah, she totally owns it!

Oh, and I might also be guilty of the special cheese waiting for a special occasion habit! Yet something else your mom & I have in common!

That looks delicious, I'm also a bit curious on how did u make the "follow me" animation at the end of your post. Its really cool, can you share that with me? teach me how to do it master :)

Thanks @gunter01! I actually got the animation from @sndbox as they made it for me.

It looks amazing I hope I can get one too. And the food as well hahaha

look like yummy for Roasted New Potato & Arugula Salad

Lovely and mouth watering dish pictures. If I were a panelists of some food competition, i would have give the best perhaps. Good content.

Everything you need to accomplish your goals is already in you, thank you for being so creative

Its a protein pack salad

delicious food, it looks very delicious

I'm so glad you like it @gaul!

Absolutely beautiful as usual!

I know I haven't commented in a while (though still more than you hehe) I do see all your posts and your photography is really so beautiful and well done.

I am assuming that your culinary skills are also quite good just based on how great these photos look.

I truly hope that one day our families can feast together. Family is so important as is food.

Love your work~


Hey @quinneaker! Thanks for stopping by to comment (and yes I'm so sorry to have been so busy not to keep in touch). I wish your family blessings as well and look forward to seeing you in person again.

Oh yes I understand. I hold no judgements or hard feelings. In TRUTH I am happy that you are so busy getting shit done!

I too am very busy and that is why I don't comment on everyone of your posts but instead give you auto 100% upvotes to support your high quality works!

Yes I hope to see you one day soon, if not then see you at SteemFest3!

Can you believe it has already been 4 months since SteemFest2???? That means we are already a quarter done with the time till next SteemFest!

number 3, I will be there

I had already eaten my lunch (Thailand Time) here but, you made me hungry again @gringalicious. I have to call my wife and do that for our dinner tonight.. 😁

Haha, well I hope she can and that you enjoy it @michaelcabiles!

If she couldn't do it, I will ask @rigaronib your number and call you overseas just for her to do it perfectly. 😂

Thanks for your vote. Steemit is the first and only tech platform i interact with so getting a vote from you was awesome. Thank you @gringalicious

well, thank you for your continued support @gamainvegas

It is 2 am here what are you doing to my stomach?!!! Send some overseas!

thanks so much for commenting

Love this recepie,
Homemade food is 1000% better then any cafe.
I think this is must eat food

I am glad you think so. Thanks so much for commenting @ihhira

Your images make the food look soooooo very good.

thanks so much and welcome to Steem

hey @grigalicious nice pictures.. its 1:09 am here and im hungry.. Need to find some food to eat . Cheers :D

Thanks for this great recipe idea. This is a really good combination of very healthy ingredients. I hope even more such recipes and will continue to follow you. Sunny greetings from Bali

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delecious food.....i like foods....thanks fore share....

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just with simple ingredients including eggs, potatoes and some other ingredients to decorate the lejat dish make it look special, whether you are a reliable chaf. Regards @launglilawangsa.

thanks so much for the great commenting

I’ve been on such a brussle sprouts kick lately. So good!

Really? Yay, I'm glad I'm not the only one @kommienezuspadt!

Sprouts are my favourite vegetable! I just cannot get enough. Another corker! Thanks for sharing. 'Corker'? Gosh.. I really am so English right now with my vocab!

you made me google corker. LOL. I'm trying to imagine that with the British accent. Thanks so much fro the great comment @yasminep

delicious food ever, send me some food I am so hungry

superb nourishment photograph gathering and breffing ,its useful for wellbeing a debt of gratitude is in order for the post,best of good fortune

thanks for the kind words @aqeelshehzad

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Awesome!.. I like this post.. I will tell my mom to try this one.. Hehe

I hope it works for her, thanks so much for commenting

mouthwatering, delicious

thanks so much for commenting

I am very hungry when I see it

that happens to a lot of Steemians. Thanks so much for commenting

wow delicious salad,
but i can't to try it,couse at Aceh.Indonesia we don't sale any brussel sprout..
but i love salad vegetable..
thanks for the resipe @gringalicious

you can totally make the same salad, hold the sprouts. Thanks so much for commenting

yupp thanks for your sugestion
i will try soon
thank you

Health food, it's for diet? Resteem

thanks so much for the comment and the resteem @stelwok

Ure welcome, support me with your power :d

It looks delicious and made me hungry just looking at it😂😂😂

thanks for commenting and welcome to Steem @aselxeri

Thanks for sharing the recipe...
Yes i usually make waffles, Oats or something heavy for breakfast but salad is a healthy alternate, it looks super healthy and delicious:)

not so sure I intended this to be for breakfast, but I guess that would work

saya belum pernah mencobanya. saya fikir ini makanan yang enak. terimakasih resepnya. saya akan mencobanya.
ini capcai java, Indonesia special food. resepnya ada di postingan ini.

silahkan mencoba

It looks very appetizing! Thanks for the recipe!))

I'm glad you like it @lyubovbar

I love potatoes and boiled eggs. with greens is super. gives an appetite. a fasting post.

I am glad you liked it @olegas89, thanks so much for commenting

Love your photography! The light is perfect and the styling is so beautiful and natural.

thank you for your compliment on my photography @flavorriot

Nice plate looks real good mom used to do those eggs the same way

That's great. Thanks for reading @polarbeats !

of course keep making those lovely dishes

Such amazing food photography. I've always wanted to branch out into food photography because I love cooking. Your photos have inspired me! Thank you for sharing. Always looking forward to more :)

very kind words, thanks so much @chaseburnett

This is looking beautiful plus healthy too special work :D

I am glad you enjoyed one of my healthier posts @blazging. Thanks so much for commenting

look like very yummy, natural ingredient always be nice!

Oh this looks so tasty, I love eggs so I might have to give this one a go!

I do hope you give it a go and you could even make a post about it @vtravels

That's a good idea thank you! I might just do that ! :)

oh my god.. it looks so ... fantastic...make me hungry.

thanks so much for commenting @lyndalo

I've got the same thing with cheese as your mother :P delicious pictures! Warm salad is something that I'd love to prepare! In Poland we've got now siberian weather: -10°C. I want spring!!! :D Can't wait for your pancakes and waffles :D It looks like reading your posts in the morning make my coffee time even better 😊

I am so glad I can give you some coffee reading material. Great commenting as always @xuanito, have a great day!

is that salted egg ?

I didn't salt it, but you certainly can if you like

okay, but original taste i think more delicious hehe

I could eat that everyday

are you a fan of brussels sprouts?

Looks so delicious this salad! I love sprouts and roasted potatoes with peel, they look very tasty in this way. My mum is going to make one of your salads tomorrow! She will publish around 4pm (Portuguese local time). Have a wonderful week :)

Good to hear about the @paulawonders salad post. Please contact me on discord or after it is posted, thanks so much @sweetcarol

Miam miam, I love this recipe ! Thanks

thanks so much for commenting

That made me hungry but this is super awesome presentation nice work :)

Ooo these looks attracting. Why show on steemit lol U should parcel me. I am going to give you address lol. And dontt eat a lot because u r body get much carbohydrates then u do more fast posting. lol.I m glad to see this post. thanks for share with us.

thanks so much for the great commenting @steemitglass looks so delisionus

so glad you liked it @sarpudin, thanks so much for commenting

interesting a plate full of heaven :)

I am really glad you liked it @cityslicker

Great and nutritious salads! Thanks for sharing these recipes! Blessings @gringalicious

thanks so much fro commenting @evesweetpassion

this one is really special and beautifully made

I am so glad you liked and thank you for the kind words @starboye

Looks fresh and yummy!

thanks so much for commenting @jorgevallarosa

What a lovely salad! Beautiful photos :)

I am so glad you liked it, thanks so much for commenting @crissimoes

Amazing food photography as always! Isn't everything just better with a boiled egg!? I'll settle for poached or even fried if the occasion calls for it!

I agree, eggs are great, especially when you have your own chickens. I don't have any now, but when I did, the eggs were so much better. Maybe again some day. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting @skiesandsports

Ah man, I used to have 6 chickens when I was a kid (Long story, essentially my dad bet me I couldn't go a year without sweets or chocolate, if I did I I could have a petrol go-kart. At the end of 12 months I decided I wanted a chicken coop and 6 chickens instead!!) and absolutely loved them. It's one of those things people ALWAYS say, but the eggs really are SO MUCH better! I only buy free range but even then they still don't compare! If we had a big enough garden I'd totally have chickens again!

How funny! I just posted a salad and asked people what their fav salad was, looking for inspiration and then ... BOOOM - I find this salad. Yum! It looks tasty and filling.

hey @susanne, thanks so much for stopping by. I love it when two or more can be on the same wave length and get inspiration from one another. I hope you have a great week!

Wow! As usual you surprise me with your amazing salad!!! I like the salad with toasted potatoes and boiled eggs, it looks so yummy!!!!

I think the boiled eggs were a hit with a lot of people. I will have to do that again. Thanks so much for your daily support @creativewoman

I love potatoes, especially baked in the oven. Thank you for the prompt, how I can combine it with other products in .... salad)

I hope you give it a try @naditinkoff

Delicious @gringalicious . I can never recreate such gastronomic masterpiece because of no available arugula here.

You can substitute any greens @cryptopie