When I first saw this, I liked the sounds of the roasted potato flavors, and the sound of the dressing flavors... but I disliked too many of the main ingredients. i.e. don't like olives, artichoke hearts and peppers only done certain ways (and not like this). So... I decided to try it as just a roasted potato salad with the rest of the ingredients. Normally I would NEVER review a recipe I had changed so drastically cause I don't think that's fair. But, the things I disliked had nothing to do with what I changed, so I'm rating it anyway. I'm a cheese lover but discovered I don't care for Gorgonzola! It was suggested I try Havarti, and I also found a "Mediterranean" gouda (had tiny bits of olive, dried tomato and herbs in it). I used both and I will say they both worked well with these flavors. I figured I used about 3/4 the "bulk" of the salad, so scaled the dressing to 3/4. I liked the dressing. Now, I liked the potatoes when they came out of the oven, and really, I could see making just that part for a side dish. What I really disliked was the roasted potatoes in a salad like this - i.e. potatoes alone good, dressing good, but roasted potatoes IN the salad, no. Just didn't seem to "match." I would like to try just cooked potatoes like a normal potato salad, or possibly adding the roasting ingredients to the dressing sans the extra oil. But definitely an interesting recipe.
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When I first saw this, I liked the sounds of the roasted potato flavors, and the sound of the...