Grilled Potato Salad Recipe

by Dorothy Reinhold on April 17, 2010

Print This Post Print This Post Grilled Potato Salad Recipe | Simple mayo-less potato salad with capers and fresh dill |

This is a beguiling, no-mayo, summer-friendly potato salad that can be tweaked endlessly, until you run out of culinary creativity.

You want to add a handful of chopped sugar snap peas? Go ahead! You want to chop and add some fresh rosemary or fresh parsley from the garden? Go ahead! You want to add crispy bacon (because let’s face it, who doesn’t want to add bacon?), go ahead! Some roasted red bell pepper? Don’t even ask…just do it!

You have my blessing on all of it.

If you want a great basic grilled potato salad, this will do ya. When I have the oven on for whatever reason, I will usually bake some potatoes, so they are available for whatever strikes my fancy down the line.

Cool the taters, wrap them in a plastic bag and refrigerate. In the next couple of days when you have the grill going, give them a quick grilling and you are good to go for this taterlicious side dish.

Grilled Potato Salad

Grilling the potatoes adds a smoky note to this mayo-less spud salad, amped up with capers and fresh dill. 

6 medium Idaho russet potatoes (skin on), baked, cooled, sliced in half and grilled
4 tablespoons drained capers
4 ribs celery, thinly sliced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
Grinding of fresh pepper

When potatoes are cool after being grilled, slice each half horizontally in 3 strips, and then chop into chunks. Add chopped potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Add capers, celery, onion and dill and mix well.

In a separate small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard and garlic until well mixed and slightly thick (the mustard will emulsify the dressing). Pour over potato salad and mix well, Grind some fresh pepper over top, mix again and taste. Adjust seasoning by adding more vinegar, oil, salt or whatever you think it needs (a squeeze of fresh lemon juice?), to your taste.

Place in a nice serving bowl. (Or stand over the sink and eat it sneakily – whatever works for you!)

Serves 6.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Helen Z. Landon, PhD May 26, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Man oh man do I need potato recipes…one of the only things my picky bunch loves! Also, my husband keeps buying bags and bags of potatoes…I guess because he doesn’t know where I hide them, he thinks we are all out…

P.S. they are in the broom closet…


dorothy May 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Helen, you are so funny! The broom closet!
More potato recipes coming right up.


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