Saturday, August 30, 2008

Grilled Red Potato Salad with Bacon-Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Grilled Red Potato Salad with Bacon-Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
Tonight I invited some friends over for dinner. I was craving blue cheese and so I decided to make a warm potato salad that incorporates blue cheese along with a savory bacon vinaigrette.
You par-boil the potatoes and then slice, toss with olive oil and grill until they are a toasty brown. The vinaigrette is simple. Basically you cook 4 slices of chopped bacon, add 1/2 red onion after the bacon has cooked (crisp). Add 1 Tbsp of sugar plus 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar and 1/4 cup of olive oil to the bacon and onion mixture and then toss with the potatoes. Add 1/2 cup of Gorgonzola blue cheese and since I have some potted chives on my deck they were thrown into the mix as well.
This is a great salad with anything grilled.
Bon Appetit!


hot garlic said...

We love bleu cheese so we would love this too! Thanks for sharing.

Norm Schoen said...

HG-This really is a great recipe. What is not to like about potatoes, bacon and blue cheese?

Olga said...

that sounds absolutely delicious!