Grilled Three-Potato Salad

Perfect for cookouts, this unique and fun grilled potato salad is sure to be the hit of the party. A trio of tasty grilled spuds – sweet potatoes, buttery Yukon Gold potatoes and hearty red potatoes – are all tossed in a warm mustard and bacon dressing, along with almonds and green beans.

Serves: 6
Difficulty: moderate
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min

Ingredients

Potato Salad
4 ea red and Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and halved
2 lg sweet potatoes (such as Japanese), scrubbed and quartered lengthwise
1/2 c + 2 T olive oil
3 T Dijon mustard
1 T onion powder
1 T garlic powder
pinch cayenne
2 t ea salt and pepper
1/2 lb green beans, trimmed
1/4 c sliced almonds, lightly toasted
3 T parsley, stems removed, roughly chopped
2 T lemon thyme, stems removed, roughly chopped
2 green onions, sliced

Warm Dijon Mustard and Bacon Dressing
3 slices bacon, roughly chopped
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
2 T white balsamic vinegar
3 T Dijon mustard
2 T lemon juice
1/2 t salt
1/2 t black pepper

Steps

Potato Salad
Add halved red and Yukon Gold potatoes to a large pot; fill with cold water 3" higher than potatoes. Bring to a boil, then add quartered sweet potatoes. Return to a boil and cook approx. 8 min, until potatoes are slightly softened in center, but still firm enough for grilling and handling. Drain well, being careful not to break potatoes.

To prepare for grilling, combine 1/2 c olive oil, mustard and spices and rub over potatoes on all sides. On a hot grill, mark potatoes on all sides; working in small batches and not overcrowding to avoid burning or breaking them. Toss green beans in 2 T olive oil to coat and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Grill just until blistered. Gently toss beans and potatoes with Warm Dijon Bacon Dressing, almonds, herbs and green onions, garnishing with Parmesan. Serve warm.

Warm Dijon Mustard and Bacon Dressing
In a skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until almost crisp. Remove from heat and let bacon cool slightly in pan, including fat. Add oil, vinegar and mustard to pan with bacon, whisking to combine. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper, then whisk until emulsified. Keep warm until ready to add to potatoes.