Grill-Roasted Tri-Color Potato Salad

Grill-Roasted Tri-Color Potato Salad

For me, potato salad is the pork of the salad world.  You can pretty much add what ever you want to it and it will be delicious. And this one is filled with goodies! The key to a great potato salad (this wisdom from an old woman I met in Texas) is that it should not be wet.  There should only be as much dressing as is necessary to bind the ingredients.

Grill-Roasted Tri-Color Potato Salad

serves six to eight

For the potatoes:
2 pounds baby tri-colored potatoes (or baby Yukon Golds, Red Bliss or other creamy potato, not Russets)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoon chopped mixed herbs (parsley, chives, rosemary, etc.)
Kosher salt and freshly ground salt and pepper

For the salad:
1/4 cup sliced black olives (I used Kalamatas)
3 Tablespoons capers
1/4 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 rib celery, sliced
1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup good quality mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip!)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoon lemon pepper
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

Grilling method:
Indirect heat

For the potatoes:
Preheat grill and grid for indirect grilling with a cooking temperature around 400F. Toss potatoes with oil, herbs, salt and pepper. Spread over hot grilling grid in a single layer. Close grill cover and roast for 45 minutes to and hour; flip potatoes halfway through cooking. Potatoes are done when they are golden brown, crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. Remove from grill and let cool to room temperature.

For the salad:
Combine cooled potatoes, vegetables and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Stir together the remaining ingredients and and pour over salad. Toss, add an additional tablespoon of mayo if needed, and taste for seasoning. Cover and chill for at least two hours. Before serving, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary (cold items often require more seasoning than at room temperature).

Potatoes on the grill

Cheers and Happy Grilling!
-Jeff

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3 responses to “Grill-Roasted Tri-Color Potato Salad

  1. Heck, the potatoes look great just by themselves. I don’t know if I could keep my hands off of them long enough to make salad out of them. Thanks.

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