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Herb and Caper Potato Salad

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This herb and caper potato salad is so good, it’s worth eating all by itself! Warm potato salads make the perfect year-round side dish for cookouts, potlucks, or family dinners. The beauty of this recipe is that it can be served either warm or cold!

Herb and Caper Potato Salad

The combination of bright, savory flavors like dill, red onion, and capers means this potato salad can be paired with robust smoked meats. We recommend serving this dish with pork chops, grilled fish, or chicken. Try it with pulled pork, or serve alongside smoked beef brisket. This potato salad is versatile and makes a wonderful comfort food staple.

Potato salad ingredients:

  • Red potatoes, medium-sized: sub with Yukon golds or new potatoes for this potato salad.
  • Red onion: This ingredients offers a nice pungent bite. If you don’t have red onions on hand, use chopped shallots in this potato salad recipe.
  • Fresh dill: Want to use a different herb? Sub with flat-leaf parsley or chopped fresh basil.
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Capers (substitute with finely chopped kalamata olives)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Cooked pancetta or bacon (optional): Use thick-cut pancetta for a more toothsome bite or thinner pancetta for crunch. I recommend regular cut bacon for this potato salad recipe
Herb and Caper Potato Salad

How to make it:

  • Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Add 1 tablespoon of salt to boiling water.
  • Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes. Potatoes should be cooked through, but not mushy.
  • Once tender, drain the potatoes and set them aside.
  • Fry pancetta (or bacon), drain and chop into small pieces.
  • For potato salad dressing, whisk together lemon juice with olive oil—season with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  • Stir in half of the dill and all of the capers.
  • Place potatoes in a large bowl. Pour caper vinaigrette over the top and add cooked pancetta and red onion.
  • Scoop potato salad into a serving dish and top with remaining chopped dill. Serve immediately or cover the bowl with plastic and keep it chilled in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
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Storing Leftovers

  • Store leftover herb and caper potato salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy it the following day. These potatoes will keep for 3 days. Do not freeze.

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Herb and Caper Potato Salad

Herb and Caper Potato Salad

This herb and caper potato salad is so good it is worth eating all by itself. Hot potato salad makes the perfect for year round side dish. Serve with your favorite grilled, baked, or air fried proteins.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: bacon potato salad, bbq side dish, bbq sides, caper potato salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 8-9 , medium red potatoes cut into fourths or smaller
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more for boiling
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced and cooked pancetta or bacon (optional)

Instructions

  • Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Add 1 tablespoon of salt to boiling water.
    Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes. Potatoes should be cooked through, but not mushy.
    Once tender, drain potatoes and set aside.
    Fry pancetta (or bacon), drain, and chop into small pieces.
    Whisk together lemon juice with olive oil. Season with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
    Stir in half of the dill and all of the capers.
  • Place potatoes in a large bowl. Pour caper vinaigrette over top and add cooked pancetta, and red onion.
    Scoop potatoes into a serving dish and top with remaining chopped dill. Serve immediately, or cover bowl with plastic and keep chilled in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy it the following day. These potatoes will keep for 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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