Friday, September 25, 2009


potato-leek salad (4)

New recipes can come from many sources. This one was attached to a package of leeks. Ocean Mist leeks. The recipe is from….surprise…..Ocean Mist. I’m usually leery of recipes that come attached to produce or are in the produce aisle on a recipe card. But this one caught my eye and sounded good. Too good to ignore. So I tried it with just some minor tweaks, and guess what? It was good. No, it was very good. The intense flavors of the grilled veggies mingled beautifully with olives, balsamic vinegar, garlic and olive oil and left my mouth with a lingering sweetness.

Okay, I mean I really liked it, but hubby wouldn’t take a second bite. He said potato salad is supposed to have mayonnaise on it, not oil and vinegar. Hey, it’s okay. I mean after 45-11/12 years, I’m used to it. So I ate it all myself. Not all at once of course. Since there was no mayo in the salad, it was really good sautéed with eggs for breakfast.

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And I enjoyed it for lunch too. I’ll make this again – when we have company.

Grilled Leek & Baby Yukon Gold Potato Salad
Adapted from
Rating: 9 out of 10
Printable Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 8 baby Yukon Gold potatoes, boiled till almost tender, cooled
1 large leek rib, split, washed under cool running water
3 Tbsp. roasted red peppers, chopped
2 Tbsp. chopped olives
3 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp. garlic, grated or finely chopped
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. good-quality extra-virgin olive oil (I used Colavita)

Grill potatoes and leek till tender, about 10 minutes on a medium-hot grill (375-400F), turning once. Remove; coarsely chop; combine with remaining ingredients in bowl and toss. Serve warm or chilled. This will serve 4 small eaters, or two big eaters. Double or triple recipe for a larger group.

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Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,....that is lovely!! I love potatoes & leeks together!!

Fresh Local and Best said...

This is a great version of potatoes and leeks! I'm glad to hear that this was a successful recipe, I will file it away to make at a file date. Thanks for sharing!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

I like a lot this salad with potatoes and leeks! As you said this is usual with mayo but this version mayo-less is so yummy too :)



Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

This looks excellent Judy! I bet it was wonderful for breakfast!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I've never thought of leeks and potatoes for a potato salad, but they go together so well, I'm sure this is a real winner. I bet it's also good for breakfast as you suggested.

Barbara Bakes said...

You are a much better sport than me. I get really annoyed when my husband won't eat something I've made. Coleslaw is one of the few things he won't touch. He would probably like this, but I would have to think up a different name for it!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I like the idea of potatoes and leeks, but I think I vote with your hubby and go for the mayo.

teresa said...

ooooh, i bet this is just bursting with flavor, yummy!

Linda said...

I think this sounds really tasty... and what does he mean potato salad has to have mayo.... German potato salad as oil and vinegar... big sigh... like you... I'm resigned to my other half's quirks... LOL

By the way... I have pretty good luck with those recipe cards in the grocery store... most need tweaking but not a bad start.

Your recipe sounds delicious!

Trish said...

Gosh this looks good Judy!

Donna-FFW said...

I would so love this dish. Terrific choice.