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White Ale Potato Salad

Take this one outside! My grown-up recipe uses beer instead of mayo, so you don't need to worry about keeping it cool. It's a really popular recipe on my blog, —Jenny MacBeth, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings (3/4 cup each)


  • 2 pounds fingerling or small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup white ale
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 package Italian salad dressing mix
  • SALAD:
  • 4 cups fresh arugula (about 2-1/2 ounces) or chopped fresh kale
  • 1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 12-15 minutes or until tender. Drain; transfer to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients until blended. Pour over warm potatoes and toss to coat. Cool slightly. Refrigerate, covered, until cold, about 1 hour.
  • To serve, add arugula, tomatoes, green onions and bacon to potatoes; toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with cheese and chives. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 185 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 536mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • mamamarie
    Apr 30, 2017

    This was good. The only thing I changed was not using the bacon. We very rarely use bacon & the very few times we do, we use turkey bacon. I did not have any on hand and made it without and it was still good. We are big salad eaters, so it went quickly. Thanks, Jenny.

  • justmbeth
    Nov 8, 2016

    Delicious! I made as a side for grilled steak...potatoes and salad in 1 dish...what can be better! I used normal red potatoes and cut them into 1-in cubes since I had some I needed to use up. For the white ale, I bought a Shocktop Belgium white ale. I left off the cheese due to family preference but I did not miss it as the other flavors were wonderful.It's best eat the same day. Beer made it taste funny after sitting in the refrigerator a few days.