Grilled Warm Red Potato Salad

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When we are planning to fire up the grill, I like to plan my entire meal to be cooked outdoors. This tasty salad is delicious either warm or at room temperature, and goes really well with any grilled meat. I used baby red potatoes in this recipe, but you could also use small Yukon Gold potatoes and simply cut them into 2 to 3 inch pieces. I leave the skin on my potatoes as it is delicious slightly charred and there is a lot of nutritional benefits to eating the entire potato.

I usually precook the potatoes before I grill them to cut down on the time needed on the grill. You could do this by either boiling the potatoes for about 5 minutes, or popping them into the microwave until a fork can pierce the potato fairly easily.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 2011

Grilled Warm Red Potato Salad

This grilled potato salad has a vinaigrette dressing making it much lighter than most mayonnaise dressed salads.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Pounds Baby Red Potatoes, Washed and Dried And Cut In Half
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasonings
  • Zest and juice of of 1/2 Lemon
  • Salt & Pepper

Dressing:

  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons White Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons Chopped Capers
  • 10 Pitted Black Olives, Finely Chopped (Kalamata Work Well)

Directions:

  1. Precook the potatoes as described above until just fork tender.
  2. Preheat the grill.
  3. Thread the potato halves onto skewers and lay the skewers on a baking sheet.
  4. Mix together the rest of the ingredients (not the dressing ingredients) and brush the potato skewers lightly.
  5. Place the skewers on the hot grill, and cook, turning as needed to brown all sides, until the potatoes are tender and lightly browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. Remove the potatoes from the skewers and place them in a large bowl.
  7. Mix together the dressing ingredients and pour over the potatoes.
  8. Carefully toss to coat all of the potatoes well and place the potatoes on a serving platter.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature.