Crawfish Boil

It’s boiling outside! It’s that wonderful season of the year…crawfish boil season. It is my favorite season. I’m definitely a crawfish craving maniac. When I told hubby I was writing about crawfish, he made me promise I would not disclose how many pounds of the delicious crustaceans that I consume at a crawfish boil. I think he was afraid of the embarrassment it might cause him. Let’s just say our crawfish eating “abilities” vary greatly. (I do peel three crawfish to his one!) He is happy with one crawfish boil per season as opposed to my “can never get enough in one season” view. His “can never get enough” is boiled shrimp. So we have to have both-shrimp and crawfish. It happens to be a win-win for both of us. More crawfish for me, more shrimp for him. He loves the boiled corn, not the boiled potatoes. I love both, but considering there are usually more potatoes than corn, it usually means there are leftover potatoes.

Leftover potatoes are perfect forย Crawfish Fritters or smashed potatoes covered in cheese.ย  After all, it is the perfectly seasoned potato, so use the leftover potatoes in some of your favorite potato dishes, like potato salad. Potato salad, that’s another food disagreement in our house, I love it, hubby hates it. But then again there isn’t much that I won’t eat! He doesn’t like eggs, so that takes most potato salads off the board; he doesn’t like mayonnaise, more off the board; he doesn’t like mustard soaked salads either. In fact, this leftover boiled potato salad is the only one he will eat. This salad is very versatile. It can be served on a bed of spinach or shredded iceberg lettuce, as a true “antipasto” with crackers as an appetizer, or stuffed into a tomato or an avocado. No matter how you choose to serve it, the lemony dressing really gives this potato salad a light refreshing flavor.

Leftover Potato Antipasto Salad

Leftover Potato Antipasto Salad
Leftover Potatoes Antipasto Salad over Spinach

Leftover Potatoes Antipasto Artichoke Salad
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  • 1/2 lb leftover boiled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup leftover boiled mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 small can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 6 oz jar artichoke hearts, drained*, chopped
  • 1 14 oz can hearts of palm, drained*, chopped
  • 4 oz fresh water mozzarella, cubed
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 lemon juiced (1/4 cup) & zested
  • 1 oz olive oil
  • Leftover boiled shrimp or crawfish tails
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Cube cold leftover potatoes.. Put potatoes in large mixing bowl. Add lemon zest and juice. Let sit 10 minutes.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir together olive oil, green onions, garlic, red pepper, black pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  3. To the potato mixture, add the mushrooms, olives, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, and leftover boiled shrimp or crawfish tails. Add the olive oil mixture. Toss well. Let sit 30 minutes before serving.


*The liquid can be used to make salad dressings or marinated mushrooms.

Put your to TO COOK IS TO CREATE Thinking Cap on: What else do you have leftover from a crawfish or shrimp boil? Asparagus? Any boiled meats like boiled sausage? Add it. If not stuffing into a tomato, add cherry tomatoes. Think about how switching out the mozzarella cheese for feta could change the flavor. Cheeseaholic? Add provolone and parmesan. Not a black olive fan? Add green olives or stuffed olives. Have some lunch meat, like ham, or salami in the fridge? Add it. Onion fan? Add diced red onion or even cocktail onions.ย  Are you an anchovy lover? Add some. What are some other antipasto items you could add? Peperoncini? Pickled cauliflower? Carrots? In a pinch for time, omit the vegetables and add in a jar of Giardiniera vegetables. Think about how else you could enjoy this salad. What do you enjoy with a potato salad?

FOOD FUN: To me there is no other food fun as fun as a crawfish boil! For those of you not familiar with crawfish boils this is a perfect video and song by Morgan Blanchard. It is worth sharing and will fill you in on all the fun “mudbug” details and for my Louisiana folks…just grab a beer!


Leftover Potatoes Antipasto Artichoke Salad
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One thought on “Leftover Potatoes Antipasto Artichoke Salad

  • February 26, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    We haven’t had our crawfish fix for this year yet! After seeing the video and the recipes we will have to have some this Friday. We will cook an extra large amount for leftovers on Saturday. Salad sounds so delicious especially on these warm days. Love the idea and love crawfish in any shape or form. ๐Ÿ™‚


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