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Grilled Potato Salad with Balsamic Dressing

 Grilled Potato Salad with Balsamic Dressing
A Texas-size family reunion requires a substantial salad like this one on the buffet table. Made with red potatoes, real bacon, tangy dressing and more, it's guaranteed to be gobbled up quickly. —Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas
12 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Grill: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium red potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), quartered
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 poblano pepper, seeded and julienned
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until
  • crisp-tender. Drain; toss potatoes with oil.
  • Place potatoes in a grill wok or basket. Grill, covered, over medium
  • heat for 8-12 minutes or golden brown, stirring frequently. Transfer

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Grilled Potato Salad with Balsamic Dressing (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • to a large salad bowl; add the spinach, corn, peppers and onions.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially
  • cooked but not crisp. Add garlic and shallots; cook for 1-2 minutes
  • or until tender. Stir in the vinegar, mustard and pepper. Bring to a
  • gentle boil; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until slightly
  • thickened.
  • Drizzle over potato mixture and gently toss to coat. Sprinkle with
  • eggs and sunflower kernels. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 166 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.