the lighter side. [potato salad w. blue cheese, crispy bacon & grated hard-boiled egg]

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I’ve never used ‘potato salad’ and ‘light’ in the same sentence, until this recipe. The vinaigrette-soaked potatoes burst with flavor and the crispy bacon and grated egg compliment the salad wonderfully. I still love mayonnaise-based potato salads, but this recipe is a delicious and healthier alternative!


potato salad w. blue cheese, crispy bacon & grated hard-boiled egg
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup minced shallots
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. plus ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. coarse-grained Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 lbs. small red-skinned potatoes, quartered
  • 8 bacon slices
  • 1-2 hard-boiled eggs, grated
  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese, if desired
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, shallots, parsley, 1 tbsp. chives, mustard, honey and lemon zest until well blended. Season dressing with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add potatoes. Cook potatoes until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain. Add warm potatoes to dressing; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towel-lined plate. Crumble bacon into small pieces. Serve potato salad in large bowl and top with bacon bits, blue cheese crumbles, grated egg and remaining ¼ cup chives.
Notes
Recipe from Epicurious.

 

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  • http://youngwifey.wordpress.com Young Wifey

    I love bleu cheese in potato salad. Your loaded potato salad looks fantastic!

  • http://chicaandaluza.wordpress.com Chica Andaluza

    Ooh that looks wonderful!

  • http://rufusguide.wordpress.com Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide

    I like this light version!

  • http://fatfreefashion.wordpress.com FatFreeFashion

    A light potato salad??! I’m so making this! Looks delish.

    Lindsay,
    http://www.fatfreefashion.com

  • http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com Angie@Angie’s Recipes

    This is what I called ‘soul food’!! Delicious and good for you too.

  • http://gobakeyourself.com Choc Chip Uru

    Mmm, this potato salad twisted all up is right down my alley :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  • http://afamishedfoodie.wordpress.com A Famished Foodie

    lighter potato salad sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, but after reading this, I am sold on trying it out!

  • http://sweetseatstreats.wordpress.com gannonham

    Thanks for the recipe, looks yummy!
    Here’s my go-to potato salad recipe: http://sweetseatstreats.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/homestyle-potato-salad/