4/23/15

Mayonnaise Free Potato Salad: Grilled Potato Salad With Black Beans And Goat Cheese


I love potatoes! Mashed. Fried. In soups. Roasted. Simply boiled.

I love potatoes in salads with mayonnaise and hard boiled eggs or with cucumbers and tomatoes and olives and fresh herbs. But sometimes even I know that not every dish requires mayonnaise.

Last weekend I decided to make a lighter version of a potato salad with grilled potatoes. Because I don't have a grill, I used my Panini maker. If you don't have either one, you can sauté or roast or broil your potatoes.

This salad is great for warm days, eating outside, and can be made for one or for a crowd.

Mayonnaise Free Potato Salad: Grilled Potato Salad With Black Beans And Goat Cheese

Ingredients
Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed, sliced into 1/4" rounds
olive oil
salt
sumac
black beans (I cooked mine from scratch, but you can use canned ones)
crumbled goat cheese
fresh basil

for the dressing
1 part lemon juice
1 part olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
lemon zest


Directions
1. Drizzle potato rounds with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and sumac. "Grill" in a Panini maker for 15-20 minutes. Make sure your potatoes are completely cooked through!!
2. Layer potatoes on a plate with black beans, goat cheese and basil.
3. Whisk all ingredients for the dressing and drizzle on the salad.



It's best to eat this salad as soon as the potatoes come out of the Panini maker because the dressing gets absorbed better and you get a great contrast between hot potatoes and creamy cold goat cheese.

Happy almost weekend!!

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