​Herbed Potatoes with Spinach and Lemon

Spring is a beautiful season for herb-y cooking.  This simple recipe takes full advantage of herbs, combining them with tender, creamy potatoes and only the freshest ingredients.


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2 pounds fingerling potatoes
1 lemon juiced and zested
cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
5 ounces baby spinach, sliced into ribbons
½ cup flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
½ cup fresh dill, fronds only
3 shallots, julienned


  1. Heat a large pot of water to boiling and salt water. Add the potatoes and cook until they are tender and creamy--about 15-18 minutes. Cut each potato in half and return them to the pot.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, zest, olive oil, and sugar. Whisk until well-combined (it should be thick and opaque yellow). Pour over the hot potatoes and stir gently until the potatoes are coated with dressing.
  3. Mince the parsley leaves and dill fronds. Add the spinach, parsley, dill, and shallots to the potatoes and toss gently. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Serving Size: 4-6 side servings
Sarah Jung
Sarah Jung

Sarah Jung is the associate director of Life and Health Network, but wears a plethora of hats as editor, communications director, and sometimes photographer. Unrelated to Life and Health, Sarah is the country director and founding member of Oon Jai Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower people living in developing countries through friendship and working, learning, and mentoring side-by-side with the locals. In her spare time, Sarah likes to read, write, and find mountains to climb.

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