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Grilled New Potato Salad with Bacon and Scallions

Grilled New Potato Salad with Bacon and ScallionsA potato salad that has both the flavor of the grill and the flavor of smoked bacon.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 slices bacon, thick-cut, cooked until crisp, then coarsely crumbled
2 pounds red new potatoes, (golf-ball size), scrubbed and poked with a fork
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 green onions, including green tops, cut crosswise into thin rounds

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare a medium fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill on medium. In a medium bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil until well coated.
  2. Arrange potatoes around cool outer edges of grill or place on upper rack if grill is so equipped. Cover and grill potatoes until tender when pierced with a knife, about 20 minutes.
  3. While potatoes are grilling, put green onions and bacon in a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. Make dressing: Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, parsley, salt, sugar and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  5. When potatoes are tender, transfer to a cutting board and cool for 5 minutes. Cut potatoes in half and add to bacon and onions in the bowl. Stir dressing to combine and pour over potatoes. Gently toss to thoroughly combine. Serve immediately. (The potato salad can be made up to 2 hours prior to serving. Cover and set aside at room temperature.)

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 280 calories; Protein: 6 grams; Fat: 18 grams; Sodium: 571 milligrams; Cholesterol: 10 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Carbohydrates: 21 grams; Fiber: 3 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.