6.30.2009

grilled yukon gold potato salad with buttermilk and fresh basil


Just in case you haven't heard, this week's BSI Challenge is being hosted by one of my new found bloggy friends, DoggyBloggy of Chez What? and his Secret Ingredient Pick is: Potatoes! Who can resist potatoes?



And who can resist a big plate of yummy potato salad! I thought with the 4th of July on it's way this would be a great choice for my entry. My basil is growing like crazy in the garden right now! I knew it would be the perfect addition to my salad!
  • 6 Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/ 2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper


First, you will want to prick 6 Yukons several times with a fork and stick them in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Then, wrap them in foil and stick them on the upper deck of the grill and cook for about 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender but not mushy. Let them cool a bit and then cut into pieces.



Saute the chopped garlic in a little olive oil for a minute or two. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together the basil, green onion, garlic, buttermilk, sour cream, salt, and pepper.



Stir in the potatoes.
You can serve this warm or let it chill a bit.



Yukon Gold Potatoes + Buttermilk + Fresh Basil = One Terrific Potato Salad!


~Potato Salad is Good~

25 comments:

Jenn said...

I love potato salad. I've thought of using butter milk and basil. The stuff I usually east has some sort of may concoction in it. This definitely looks way better!! Saved!

dustjacket attic said...

I love potato done like that.

ps award for you at my place.xx

Denise said...

Hey this looks terrific. What a great idea to roast the potatoes first. I love potato salad

Donna-FFW said...

Certainly sounds like a delicious potato salad. Fresh basil is an excellent addition.

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the idea of adding basil to this delicious potato salad! Excellent!

Ginger said...

Ok!! I have a minute peace and I am happy to come across your potato salad. It really does sound YUMMY! I am going to a picnic on Saturday and this sounds perfect.

Randi Troxell said...

i am such a potato gal and this looks wonderful!

doggybloggy said...

scoop me up a serving - my kid loves - I mean LOVES potato salad- and I do too.

Mary said...

This is a great recipe. It looks and sounds delicious. The basil is a great addition.

Jamie said...

Yum does this make potatoes look fabulous! Sounds and looks like more than just a plain old potato salad - it looks divine!

girlichef said...

This looks amazing, Kim!! Love the buttermilk addition (why haven't I thought of that)!! Bookmarking to make SOON!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I am intrigued and delighted.

~Kathie~ said...

I was going to make some potato salad this weekend- and after seeing your recipe and seeing the picture to go with it--I will be trying this one! Thanks for all the great recipes! I always get so hungry when I read your blog =0)

Kristin said...

Yummmmmmmmmmm. I love potato salad and love trying new ones!

Pam said...

Bookmarked this! In the summer, I make potato salad about once a week, and I'm always on the lookout for new versions!

teresa said...

I love that you grill your potatoes first, I bet that adds such a yummy flavor! This looks awesome!

MaRiN said...

Yukon golds are one of my favorite potatoes, right up there with red potatoes. I'll have to give this recipe a try!

jenjen said...

Hi Kim!
Wow - that potato salad looks yummy! I am making some for the 4th. I am going to try it - I can't wait!

XOOX
Jen

Reeni♥ said...

This sounds like a good one! Love the buttermilk and sour cream - delicious!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This certainly looks like a terrific potato salad...

Michelle said...

Oh wow, buttermilk potatoes...I'm in Heaven!! This looks great and I love the touch of basil. I just noticed your Cupcake Academy....I'm going to have to check that out now. :)

Katy ~ said...

Love potato salad--we eat it year round! This looks very good; I want a bowl of it!

Hummingbird Appetite said...

I love all things potatoes!

Little Miss Baker said...

can I come raid your garden?! zucchini, basil ahhhhh it sounds delightful. If only cupcakes grew in gardens hehe

Lora said...

this looks AMAZING. I'm putting it on the must-try-soon list.

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