Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Grilled Potato Salad

I haven't blogged a recipe in a while, and since I am admittedly struggling for blog-spiration since wrapping up my 30x30 "series", now is as good a time as any!

As I continue to battle the bulge, I am kind of always on the look-out for healthier versions of my favorite foods. (Although, let's be real...pinto bean cookies just aren't the same.) Well, last week, I stumbled upon a recipe for Grilled Potato Salad. It looked amazing and I decided to give it a whirl.

Potato Mix:
2 lbs small red potatoes
1/2 small red onion (I like to use white or yellow because we aren't really red onion fans)
1 tsp veg oil
2 tbsp parsley
1/2 c dill, roughly chopped
2 tsp chives, chopped
salt & pepper
Dressing Mix:
1/2 c EVOO
2 tbsp whole grain mustard
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp pepper
3 tbsp green onion, chopped
Chopped bacon

Start by par baking the potatoes. While the potatoes are in the oven, mix the "potato mix" in a bowl and  set aside.   

Once the potatoes are almost fully baked, slice them in half and toss with the "potato mix" ingredients. Slice onions into rounds. Grill the onion rounds and potatoes, face down, for 5-7 minutes. (I didn't grill the onions...I got ahead of myself and had already chopped them. I think grilling them would have made a great addition to the flavor.)

Meanwhile, mix the dressing.

Once grilled, dice the onions and mix into the potatoes. Cover with 1/2 the dressing, stir well and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Taste and add more dressing if needed. Mix in green onion and bacon. Serve.

As usual - for me at least - nothing is perfect the first time and while this was VERY good, it needs a little tweaking. Specifically, I added about 1/2 of the dressing and felt like that was enough, but after we started eating, I realized it could have used more. I would also let is sit longer than 5 minutes next time so that the potatoes could really absorb the dressing. HOWEVER, this was very tasty and I will definitely be making it again!