Grilled New Potato Salad with Bacon and Scallions

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


  • 1/4 c extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 T fresh parsley (minced)
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 1/2 t sugar
  • 1 t freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil until well coated.
  3. Arrange potatoes around cool outer edges of grill or place on upper rack if grill is so equipped.
  4. Cover and grill potatoes until tender when pierced with a knife, about 20 minutes.
  5. While potatoes are grilling, put green onions and bacon in a large bowl, and make dressing.
  6. Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, parsley, salt, sugar and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  7. When potatoes are tender, transfer to a cutting board and cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Cut potatoes in half and add to bacon and onions in the bowl.
  9. Stir dressing to combine and pour over potatoes.
  10. Gently toss to thoroughly combine.
  11. Serve immediately.