From Southern Living. This has a beautiful presentation! I sometimes scale the amounts way back to serve just me :) Great lunch salad too! I love having the starchy carbs in there! I also use just plain old red potatoes for this a lot of the time. Also, I usually cube potatoes before boiling. Also, I very rarely peel them because I love all the nutrients in the peel! Since I don't like raw tomatoes, I will leave them out. Sometimes I will sub sun-dried in their place! Prep-time does not include cooling time for potatoes, and cook time is assembly time.
- 3 lbs yukon gold potatoes
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (16 ounce) bottleolive oil-and-vinegar dressing, divided
- 8 cups mixed salad greens
- 2 large avocados
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 3 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 12 small green onions, sliced
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
- 6 -8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- fresh ground pepper
- Cook potatoes in boiling salted water to cover 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool slightly. Peel and cut into cubes.
- Sprinkle potatoes evenly with 3/4 teaspoon salt. Pour 1 cup dressing over potatoes; gently toss. Set aside remaining dressing. Cover potato mixture; chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Arrange salad greens evenly on a large serving platter. Peel and chop avocados; toss with lemon juice.
- Arrange potatoes, avocados, tomatoes, and next 4 ingredients in rows over salad greens, making two rows of each ingredient.
- Sprinkle with pepper. Serve with remaining dressing.