August 14, 2009

Parmesan-Caper Potato Salad




1 1/2 lb red skin potatoes, diced

for the dressing
1/3 cup Parmesan garlic marinade
1/3 cup diced green onion
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan
1 1/2 tablespoons nonpareil capers
salt
pepper


Directions:
In a large pot, boil the potatoes until fork-tender. Drain. Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle dressing over still slightly warm potatoes, toss to coat.

My thoughts:
This is one of those recipes where it is almost insulting how good it is when it was made with so little effort. The Parmesan melts a bit and infuses each bite with cheesy flavor. Using the Parmesan-garlic marinade eliminates the need to make a complicated dressing and highlights the fresh Parmesan flavor. I love capers and would put them in anything but they are especially tasty in this salad, adding a salty note that goes great with the cheese and onion. Simple, easy and fresh tasting. What more could you ask from a summer salad?

8 comments:

  1. This looks great. I am going to make it!

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  2. I love finding recipes like this - straightforward and amazingly tasty. This looks wonderful!

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  3. I love potato salad, and this one looks splendid. I'm off today to the market to find the potatoes!

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  4. This looks tasty! I bet the capers give it a nice zing!

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  5. I am very eager to try this recipe. I love capers, but I never know what to do with them when cooking because they have such a strong flavor. I have a mostly full jar of capers in my kitchen that I have been trying to use up for a long time.

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  6. This looks awesome. Great for a Memorial Day BBQ!

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  7. where do you find parmesan garlic marinade? it looks so good!

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  8. At the grocery store. It is just a basic marinade/salad dressing + Parmesan.

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