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Herb and Caper Potato Salad

Herb and Caper Hot Potato Salad

This herb and caper potato salad is so good it is worth eating all by itself. Hot potato salad it is perfect for year round cookouts and the combination of fantastic flavors means this "salad" can hold up against some of the boldest dishes. I recommend serving this hot potato salad with pork chops, grilled fish, or chicken.
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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


  • 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)


  • 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.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh


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