Tater Talk January 2022: Celebrate the New Year with Idaho® Potatoes

January 2022

Quinoa Roasted Idaho® Potato and Caramelized Onion Bowl with Arugula and Tahini Dressing

Stick to your New Year’s healthy eating resolution by dishing up nutrient packed Quinoa Roasted Idaho Potato and Carmelized Onion Bowl with Arugula and Tahini Dressing. Fresh arugula is combined with quinoa and a mixture of roasted Idaho potatoes, red onion slices, garlic, crispy Brussels sprout petals and drizzled with a bright and flavorful tahini lemon dressing. The combination of raw and baked vegetables gives each bite a delightfully crunchy texture. To save time, prepare the quinoa and roasted veggies the night before. Add in the arugula and drizzle with dressing. Garnish with thinly sliced fennel and a side of flat bread if desired. We promise this is one recipe you’ll go back to again and again!

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Season's Best Challenge Sweepstakes

Idaho potatoes have partnered with Melissa’s Produce and Spiceology for the Season’s Best Challenge Sweepstakes. Elevate your homegating experience by entering this exciting giveaway here for your chance to win over $15,000 in cash and prizes. The last day to enter is January 31, 2022 and winners will be announced on February, 4th 2022.

Read the official sweepstakes rules here.

Idaho Potato Diet Identifier

It wasn’t long ago when potatoes were shunned because they contained carbohydrates. Fortunately folks now realize just how nutrient dense potatoes are. In fact, more than 10 popular diets including DASH, Whole 30 and organizations like the American Heart Association all recommend potatoes. The IPC has analyzed its most popular recipes and identified which diet criterion they meet. For instance, if you’re following Whole 30, Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic is a great side dish to add to your weekly menu planning.

For a full overview of all the diets included, visit the Idaho potato diet identifier page.


Yellow Curry Idaho Potato Bowl with Tofu

We’ve got another recipe that will ‘bowl’ you over, Yellow Curry Idaho Potato Bowl with Tofu from food blogger Lisa Lin at Healthy Nibbles and Bits. Yukon Gold Idaho potatoes, bell peppers, radishes, carrots, baby spinach, pan-fried tofu and spices are flavored in a miso ginger dressing that packs a punch. Sprinkle sliced scallions, chopped roasted peanuts and red pepper flakes for added spice before you dig in.


Ask Dr. Potato

Q: Does a potato lose its nutritional value or fiber content when baked, fried or microwaved?

A: According to USDA data, microwaving potatoes is the best way to retain their nutritional value. Boiling potatoes causes the most nutrient loss while frying adds fat and increases caloric content. However, none of these cooking methods change the fiber content. No matter how they’re prepared, Idaho potatoes are a rich source of nutrients.


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