Photo: Romulo Yanes; Food Styling: Simon Andrews; Prop Styling: Helen Crowther
Hands-on Time
46 Mins
Total Time
56 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup)

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

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

KellyDiff's Review

July 13, 2012
I thought this tasted excellent, and was beautiful, but was very time intensive to grill all the ingredients (I used fingerling potatoes which were super small, as well as purple new potatoes - delicious and color made it look lovely, but meant I had to grill a million tiny pieces!). It came together wonderfully in the end; would make again with the caveat of knowing its not a quick week night dish.

PKcookin's Review

July 10, 2012
Not hard to make although I used new potatoes which were smaller than Yukon gold. A little tricky to get them all on the grill and evenly grilled? Very pretty dish when it comes together. I thought it could have been a little more lemonny and would maybe add a little more lemon. Might also consider adding some garlic grilled or pan roasted and then smashed into dressing.

VGLORE's Review

June 15, 2012
This was a wonderful change and just as tasty warmed up the next day.

Bikerann's Review

June 10, 2012
Very flavorful and makes a nice presentation. Takes a little time to grill all the veggies.

RobinE's Review

May 17, 2012
Really delicious and quick to put together

Whygal's Review

May 15, 2012
Excellent!!! I grilled the veggies before I grilled the main course, therefore I served the salad at room temperature. I had all of the ingredients on hand except for the chives and capers and we thought the salad was excellent without them. I will definitely make this again.

DonnaMobley's Review

May 14, 2012
Recipe has great taste but the grilling of vegetables took longer than recipe stated. Rather labor intensive for the result.