Grilled Potato Salad with Chimichurri Vinaigrette

That first warm day after a blustery Pennsylvania winter has me craving grilled foods.  I love grilling season. Sitting on the back deck with a cold beverage while the VegInspiredChef tends to our grilling foods brings such joy to my life.  I enjoy the enhanced flavor of grilled veggies on a summer night.  I enjoy parties, potlucks, and picnics with grilled vegetables.  We know that not every gathering you’ll attend offers the grilled vegan options, so we are bringing you the best Grilled Potato Salad you’ll ever have. Want to grab some inspo on Surviving Cookouts? Read this: Surviving Non-Vegan Cookouts & Picnics.  We mixed it up with an oil-free Chimichurri Vinaigrette to further enhance those grilled flavors and create a whole food plant based dish.  The flavor balance is stupendous!

The Veggies and Potatoes

We steamed our potatoes before grilling to ensure the perfect texture in the salad.  After that, we skewered them up (using the best skewers ever, they are flat, so your vegetables don’t rotate) and grilled them with some peppers, onions, zucchini, and summer squash creating the perfect combination of vegetables and starch to give you a satisfying and satiating summer salad.

What the heck is Chimichurri?

Chimichurri is a thick parsley-based sauce that accompanies grilled meats.  To make it work in this recipe, we thinned it with a nice acidic vinegar to create a bright vinaigrette!

The result of this Grilled Potato Salad was out of this world.  It was so good we ate it for lunch and dinner!  We know you’ll love this for your next party, potluck, picnic or your next meal!  We served it cold, and it was perfection!

Grilled Potato Salad with Chimichurri Vinaigrette

Full Recipe below.  Prefer to watch us make it?  Click on our Grilled Potato Salad Recipe Video.

Be sure to snap a photo of your remake of this Grilled Potato Salad and share with us on Social Media @veginspired #veginspiredfoodie.  We love to see your creations.

Happy Summer!

Eat More Plants!

Live VegInspired!

XO, Kathy

 

Love this recipe idea?  Here are some Popular Plant-based Potluck, Picnic, or Party Recipes: Deviled PotatoesRainbow Quinoa Salad [quick and easy], and Pita with Ricotta and Bruschetta.

Grilled Potato Salad with Chimichurri Vinaigrette

YUM!  Grilled Veggies with a bright Chimichurri Vinaigrette!  WINNER WINNER Potato Salad for dinner!  

Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Ingredients
Chimichurri Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt to taste we used about 1/8 teaspoon
Grilled Vegetables
  • 2 pounds red potatoes, halved
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 small yellow squash
  • 1 red onion
Instructions
Chimichurri Vinaigrette
  1. Whisk chimichurri vinaigrette ingredients and set aside

Vegetables
  1. Steam Potatoes for 10-15 minutes until knife tender.

  2. Preheat Grill to Medium High

  3. Meanwhile, cut zucchini and squash lengthwise and then into 1" "half-moons"

  4. Cut Bell Pepper into large "slabs" (see video for this) 

  5. Cut red onion into 1" rings

  6. Skewer vegetables with cut sides out, so you can get nice grill marks on the flesh part of the vegetables

  7. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side 

  8. Cut Potatoes, pepper, and onion into bite size pieces

  9. Add grilled vegetables to a large mixing bowl and mix with Chimichurri Vinaigrette. Serve Cold.

 

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