Baked Potato and Melon Salad with Pistachio Vinaigrette

  • Yield: 8 servings


This is the perfect picnic food, salad can be served warm or room temperature. The mix of the salty potatoes and the sweet melon is just perfect. Tastes amazing with some salty cured meat.


  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachio
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 20 small potatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 honeydew melon, in chunks
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon grated parmesan


  1. Start with the vinaigrette. Place the pistachios in a blender and grind fine.
  2. Add herbs, vinegar and oil and blend until smooth. If the vinaigrette is too thick just add a little more oil.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake the potatoes tossed in oil, salt and pepper in the oven at 380F for about 20 minutes or 15 minutes in a air fryer. Let them cool off a little.
  5. In a serving bowl mix potatoes, melon, red onion and the vinaigrette, mix well and serve.

nutrition facts

Based on 8 servings

Per serving:

  • Calories510
  • Total Fat20g
  • Sodium120mg
  • Total Carbohydrate75g
  • Dietary Fiber7g
  • Protein10g
  • Calcium60mg
  • Iron3mg
  • Potassium2023mg

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