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Photo: Romulo Yanes; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Helen Crowther Photo by: Photo: Romulo Yanes; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Helen Crowther

Lemony Grilled Potato Salad

Grilling the vegetables brings unexpected smokiness to a familiar picnic staple.

Cooking Light JUNE 2012

  • Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup)
  • Hands-on:46 Minutes
  • Total:56 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds small Yukon gold potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in half and seeded
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Cool slightly. Cut potatoes in half. Combine potatoes and 2 teaspoons oil in a large bowl, and toss well to coat.

3. Brush onion and bell pepper evenly with 1 teaspoon oil. Place potatoes, onion, and bell pepper on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until tender. Remove vegetables from grill; cool slightly. Cut bell pepper into thin strips. Cut onion slices into quarters.

4. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, basil, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add vegetables to bowl; toss to coat.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 202
  • Fat: 6.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.4g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Calcium: 10mg
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