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DB Kitchen: Grilled Potato Salad

June 16, 2011

grilled potatoes

June’s Daring Cook challenge was a simple pleasure given the reins of creativity. We were challenged with sharing our recipe of a healthy potato salad.  Potato salad is the most delicious type of salad, typically creamy and substantial; it never disappoints.

My family’s recipe for potato salad is not quite a healthy example though. Laden with mayonnaise, olives, and bacon, it’s also not the best to bring on a cookout considering the mayo. So instead, I am highlighting a different type of potato salad.

This recipe actually has some greens in it, too. But not lettuce greens, as they are no longer in the garden. These are your garden herbs, which at this time of year are plentiful and begging to either be used or go to seed.

  1. First, combine 1/3 cup of olive oil with 1/4 cup of minced herbs in a processor. Zazz it together, set aside covered until the potatoes are grilled.
  2. Boil 1 .5 pounds of potatoes, either red or white but not russet, sliced into 1/2 inch coins in salted water for about 10 minutes. Drain and heat grill.
  3. Grill the potatoes on both sides until lightly chard. Toss with herb oil dressing. Enjoy! It’s freshness at its best.

Another plus to this recipe is that it isn’t difficult to bring on a picnic, just bring a container full of the parboiled potatoes and a small container with the dressing. Then, grill the potatoes and toss in the herb oil. A fun change for grilling in lieu of a green salad or a typical creamy potato salad.


Blog checking lines: Jami Sorrento was our June Daring Cooks hostess and she chose to challenge us to celebrate the humble spud by making a delicious and healthy potato salad. The Daring Cooks Potato Salad Challenge was sponsored by the nice people at the United States Potato Board, who awarded prizes to the top 3 most creative and healthy potato salads. A medium-size (5.3 ounce) potato has 110 calories, no fat, no cholesterol, no sodium and includes nearly half your daily value of vitamin C and has more potassium than a banana!

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  1. June 16, 2011 4:15 pm

    Great job! looks yummy!

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