Grilled Potato Salad and Weekly Menu Plan

Happy Monday my friends! Did you enjoy your weekend? It was a  bit cold here, but we braved the weather for baseball on Saturday and worked most of the day on Sunday doing a cupcake photo shoot for a magazine.

We often grill our main dish, but it’s often difficult to come up with a side dish to cook on the grill. This Grilled Potato Salad is perfect! It can be adapted many different ways just by adding your favorite ingredients. Our original plan was to add mayonnaise like a traditional Potato Salad, but after the potatoes were done, and I mixed in the bacon and eggs, it was so pretty, we decided not to slather it with mayo, but instead to add Italian Dressing.

The only time we have made potatoes on the grill is when we make Potato and Mushroom Packets. But we will definitely be grilling up many different kinds of potatoes during the hot Summer months.

Doug added the bacon to the grill also, cooking it on the cast iron griddle. The potatoes were washed and cut into wedges, tossed with a little oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper, then placed on the grill to cook for 20-30 minutes over medium heat. It works great if your grill has an upper grate so you can move the potatoes around so they don’t get too brown. Otherwise set your coals up for indirect grilling and move around as you need to.

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Grilled Potato Salad Recipe
 
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A delicious twist on an original side dish. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com
Ingredients
  • 6-8 Potatoes {depending on size}
  • 2-4 tablespoons Oil {just enough to coat the potatoes}
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3-4 hard boil eggs
  • 3-4 strips cooked bacon
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped
  • Italian Dressing {we used about ½ a bottle}
Instructions
  1. Wash potatoes and cut into small wedges
  2. Place in bowl and coat with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper
  3. Place on grill on medium heat and cook about 20-30 minutes or until fork tender
  4. Cook bacon and eggs
  5. After potatoes are done, let them cool slightly and cut into large chunks, place in bowl
  6. Add crumbled bacon, chopped eggs and chopped green onions
  7. Stir gently
  8. Add dressing a little at a time until potatoes are well coated but not soaked
Notes
Liz says...Cooking the bacon on the grill was great. No mess or smell in your kitchen.

Doug says...Tastes like breakfast!

Budget Friendly Weekly Menu Plan

Monday – Spaghetti with Meatballs {make a double batch and save some for Friday}, Salad and Garlic Bread

Tuesday – Make Ahead Sloppy Joes, Chips and Dip

Wednesday – Easy Taco Bake and Mexican Rice

Thursday– Chef Salad on a Stick

Friday – BBQ Meatballs, Mac & Cheese

Saturday – BLT Sandwiches, Mandarin Orange Salad

Sunday – Seven Layer Southwestern Salad

Dessert for the Week – Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

What’s on your menu this week?

Linking to…Menu Plan MondayMouthwatering MondaysGooseberry Patch

Comments

  1. Wow! That looks like a great idea. Gonna add to my list of things to try. I really like your "dessert for the week" feature too. Can you tell I have a sweet tooth? lol Minty @ under de mango tree recently posted..Menu Plan Monday 4.23.12My Profile
  2. Tamara B. says:
    Oh you are killing my diet with your delicious recipes (lol) Thank-you for posting the recipe links too :)
  3. This looks fabulous and we LOVE potato salad
  4. Grilled Potato Salad sounds wonderful. I'll definitely make up a batch this weekend. You're menu plan sounds so good. Have a wonderful week! Rona recently posted..Menu Plan Monday ~ April 23, 2012My Profile
  5. OOOO fun! I've grilled potatoes for different things before, but never potato salad. Must try! Great recipe, Liz! Rachel - A Southern Fairytale recently posted..Spinach & Almond Topped ChickenMy Profile
  6. i pinned the potatoes and mushrooms on the grill recipe they look so easy and what a great way to make potatoes other then baked on the grill! Here is a link to my Menu Plan I finally got a chance to post my menu and browse other ones Have a great weekend :) GiadasMama recently posted..Menu Plan MondayMy Profile

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  1. [...] One of my absolute favorite things about the nice weather in Spring and Summer is having a Picnic! There is just something about firing up the grill, cooking up dinner, adding a couple side dishes and enjoying a relaxing evening catching up on the days events with the family, that create memories. Last weekend was the perfect opportunity for some family time, while we enjoyed Grilled Butterflied Chicken with Smokehouse Tradition Beans and Grilled Potato Salad. [...]

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