Thursday, April 1, 2010

Lemony Potato Salad

This potato salad recipe does not get any easier to prepare, and with a mild lemon flavor it really wakes-up and compliments grilled meats.


Lemony Potato Salad
Serves 4-6
Recipe from Food Network

Ingredients:
2 pounds russet potatoes (note: I used small red skinned, without peeling), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 lemon
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:
Place the potatoes in a pot of salted water; bring to a simmer and cook until tender.  Drain and cool slightly.  Mix the mayonnaise and parsley in a large bowl.  Grate in the zest of half of a lemon; add the juice of the lemon half.  Fold in the potatoes and add 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and pepper to taste; refrigerate until ready to serve.

Enjoy!


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51 comments:

3 hungry tummies said...

This will be perfect with some grilled meat indeed! Tasty!

Ana Powell said...

Delicious and with a hint of lemon even better x

Julie said...

Beautiful salad! I love the addition of lemon.

Chef E said...

Lemon and tator salad, I'm in...

Lyndsey said...

Simple and divine, great for the up and coming grilling season!

love lives in the kitchen said...

just yumm! i love the pic as well!
have a great easter holiday,
justyna

Peanutts said...

nice and simple :) have a nice week end

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Wow. Very easy to make and looks splendid. I love potatoes and anything made out of it. :)

Pam said...

Can't wait to try this once that grill gets going. It sounds delicious and pretty simple!

Sandi said...

Definitely can't get any easier than that and it looks really good.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Excellent! I'm always looking for variations on the traditional potato salad, and I love lemon!

Angie's Recipes said...

Potato salad with tangy lemon taste...must be full of flavours!

Trish said...

Oh Velva, I always say I am going to break from my traditional potato salad but never do. This time I will. This looks terrific!

Kim said...

I like the idea of using the lemon to cut the mayo. Looks delicious!

Bridgett said...

I love the lemony flavor and it would be perfect for a springtime picnic. Looks so delicious!

Rambling Tart said...

Velva, this is simplicity itself and I love it. :-) I'm such a potato fiend and adding the lemon makes it seem so bright and springy. Perfect. :-)

theUngourmet said...

The perfect potato salad for Easter. Yum! I love the lemon in here!

Bob said...

I love potato salad! Great timing too, we're going to have warm weather for the next few days. Heh.

Jen_from_NJ said...

What a great idea! We are big fans of anything lemony in my house. I could go for a grilled steak with this potato salad on the side!

Mimi said...

Such a simple, yet flavorful salad.
Mimi

Debbi Smith said...

You have some awesome recipes on your blog! I love the idea of the lemon in potato salad, I'll have to try it, thanks!

Little Inbox said...

I like potato salad, and with lemon essence, it'll be great!

Lindsey Frances said...

This sounds great. I'm thinking about making my own mayonnaise which would be perfect for a potato salad.

Renee Fontes said...

Okay if I sub some Greek style non-fat yogurt,do you think it would be good? I'm trying to cut back my mayo. Then I can do this potato salad for Easter!

tasteofbeirut said...

This warm weather makes a potato salad such a welcome dish! I like mine with olive oil and lemon!

Susan Fields said...

That does sound easy to prepare - and just in time for warm weather!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

I would love this as I love citrusy flavours in potatoes. Have a blessed Easter holiday!

Jeannie said...

Hi Velva, thanks for dropping by my blog...that bowl of salad looks great! I could eat it for lunch by itself.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

The lemon really kicks this dish off. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog with us all.

Barbara said...

Such an easy recipe to have so much flavor! Lemon really perks things up, doesn't it? Makes everything fresh and bright. I've never tried it in a potato salad, but will the next time...picnic time is coming fast!

Happy Easter to you, Velva!

buffalodick said...

First time I had chunky potato salad with skins left on, I thought it was weird- until I tasted it, and loved it!

Pete said...

Mmmm, agree, go well with roast meat! yum yum!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow love the addition of the lemon and love the lil piggie cute

Happy Easter love Rebecca

Rumana Rawat said...

Wow this somthing very new to me.. but sounds interesting:-)
http://rumanarawat.blogspot.com/

Martha said...

Simple, delicious and perfect for Easter brunch! Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

pierre said...

as soon as there is lemon I am herre !! Thanks for the recipe Pierre

Bellini Valli said...

This would definitely wake up our senses and bring potato salad out of the ordinary.

teresa said...

how delicious! i would never think to add lemon to a potato salad!

Chris said...

That is an easy potato salad. Goes well with grilled meats? Too bad I never grill meats, ha ha.

Foodycat said...

I find potato salad to be a bit heavy sometimes. I bet the lemon really lifts it and makes it sing!

Gloria said...

That really looks delicious. Very timely as well. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Easter to you.

Debbie said...

I love a potato salad with the skins left on. Looks great. Happy Easter/ Passover.... Happy Holiday!

bobbinis-kitchen.com said...

Thank you for reminding of that salad variation. The ideal sidedish for tender, hearty meat from the grill..

Chef Aimee said...

I am convinced that lemon is the best flavor accompaniment to ANY meal! What a great potato salad and perfectly timed for upcoming barbecues!

Karen Harris said...

The simplest potato salads are the best. This looks like a great side for all those barbeques I plan on having if it ever warms up in Colorado.

Ingrid said...

I'm not terribly fond of regular potato salad but I could totally do this one and I think my kiddos would enjoy it, too. They're extremely fond of lemon in their savory foods.
~ingrid

vickys said...

Love that the ingredient list is short and yields an awesomely yummy potato salad. I usually find them too... eggy, milky, sickening...but lemon in these totally fix that!

Claudia said...

Sometimes 'easy' lets the ingredients shine. Fresh and filled with spring.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Velva, That potato salad really looks good. We had potato salad for our Easter dinner today (along with ham and baked beans). It was good--but I'll bet your potato salad is better. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Julie said...

Sounds delicious....love the lemon in there!

Katy ~ said...

I love that classic American potato salad, but this looks so good, I want a nice big scoop of it. Looks easy and delicious. I think I'll give this a try.

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