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Potato Salad Deluxe with Grilled Avocado

Loreto June 7, 2020

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Potato Salad Deluxe with Grilled Avocado. When I think of this type of salad, I think summer, outdoor gatherings, and nothing but smiles and fun times. I wanted to play a bit creatively and added some very interesting and tasty twists to take this from the norm potato salad to something luxurious!

Song of the day: “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Croft.

Potato Salad Deluxe-bowl  

Potato Salad Deluxe with Grilled Avocado. This dish is the perfect accompaniment to an outside BBQ meal.  Loads of flavor and texture from purple cabbage to boiled egg and some nice hits of char from the grilled veggies including a grilled avocado, not to mention a wonderful mayo mustard dressing that adds just the right amount of creaminess to take this salad right over the top!

 

Fond memories of a time gone by………

Whenever I smell potato salad I always reminisce about our times at the lake or our outside gatherings when I was young. I remember the smell of boiled egg, green onion, and that ever so creamy dressing my mom and dad would make. It was the perfect side to a delicious hot dog,  grilled chicken, rib, or steak. 

It was not only about the food but about the joy and the fun we had those days. No stress, no schedule, just all out living with nature and plenty of imagination to make it enjoyable.

Today I am infusing those memories into this dish. I could not call it just ‘potato salad’ because it is so much more! So, in the end, and as a result of my creativity, it was named Potato Salad Deluxe with Grilled Avocado. Yes, that’s right, grilled avocado! Yummy!

Potato Salad Deluxe-ingredients

Let’s gather up the ingredients, shall we……….

  • Red skin potatoes brushed and  washed 
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Medium yellow onion
  • 1 cob corn
  • A red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 free-range chicken eggs
  • A couple of green onions
  • Some capers chopped
  • Mayo
  • Grainy mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • Some dried dill
  • Freshly chopped parsley and cilantro

Potato Salad Deluxe-charred ingredients

Let the fun begin………………

So this recipe is relatively easy, just some initial boiling, grilling, and then some mixing. It goes something like this:

  1. Cut potatoes in half leaving the skin on, place in a large pot with water, and boil until fork-tender. Drain, cool, and cut into chunks, then set aside.
  2. At the same time as the potatoes, place cob of corn into a pot of water and boil till cooked, then drain, and cool. Do the same for the eggs.
  3. Next, sprinkle a bit of oil in a saute pan and throw in the onions and purple cabbage.
  4. While the potatoes and corn are boiling, mix some salt, pepper, and olive oil in a bowl. Cut avocado in half and take out the pit. Brush the inside of the avocado with oil mixture and do the same with the corn after it is done. Pack up the cloves of garlic in some tin foil, brush with some oil mixture and close the foil tight around the garlic.
  5. Heat up the grill, place avocado flesh side down, red pepper, corn, and garlic pouch onto the grill and cook till garlic is soft, corn has a nice char and red pepper is pretty charred all over, and avocado has some nice grill marks. Take off grill and let cool. Place red pepper into a plastic bag and close.
  6. Shuck corn into a bowl, cut up egg, peel the outside of the red pepper and clean out the inside then dice. Also, scoop the avocado out of the skin and chop up.

We are halfway to being able to chomp on this delectable salad. Yesssssssss…..

Potato Salad Deluxe-mixing

Time to combine all these incredible flavors…………….

Okay, we have everything cooked, chopped, and ready to get into a bowl to mingle together. Next………

  1. Place potatoes,  avocado, corn, red pepper, chopped green onion, fresh parsley and cilantro, dried dill, sauteed onions and cabbage, chopped capers, and gently mix with a spoon in the bowl. 
  2. Mix up mustard, mayo, roasted garlic into the ramekin until creamy smooth. You can add some olive oil to soften it a bit, and pour over the top of the potato mixture. Blend well until the dressing is nicely distributed all over the salad. Taste and season with salt and pepper and some paprika. Mix well.
  3. Garnish with some fresh chopped cilantro, chopped green onion, and this baby is ready to serve.

Potato Salad Deluxe-plate and bowl

Mouthwatering……………..

Just the aroma alone is making my mouth water. I can smell those green onion, the acidity of the capers, the egg, nice hit of mustard. I just have to get some on a plate and have a taste.

Somebody shut the front door, lol……………….

OMG, my taste buds are alive!  The potatoes are soft velvety with added extra texture and taste from the skin. The charred smoky, nuttiness of the corn is blissful. I taste the smoky sweetness of the red pepper which pairs so well with the sweet onion and still slightly crisp sauteed purple cabbage.

The capers, and dill, offer a nice twist with their flavor and acidity.

The egg is beautiful, love the color of that yolk, and the taste is just pure luxuriousness. The green onion just brightens every mouthful with the added parsley and that funk of the cilantro, beautiful!

I have to say the dressing is perfect. The olive oil mayo accompanied by the sweetness of the roasted garlic, and grainy mustard just pulls all the flavors together. Similarly, that grilled avocado is the bomb. Rich, creamy, smoky, utterly crazy delicious.

Final thoughts……………………..

It has been a crazy time in the world, even in my personal life. We are in desperate need of some good fun, peaceful, loving, joyful vibes. I think a nice family back yard lunch or dinner accompanied by great food like this Potato Salad Deluxe with Grilled Avocado is just what the doctor ordered!

Enjoy and stay safe!

Cheers!

Song of the day: “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Croft.

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Potato Salad Deluxe with Grilled Avocado

  • Author: Loreto
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minute
  • Yield: serves 6 1x
  • Category: side dishes
  • Method: stove top/grilling
  • Cuisine: North American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Potato Salad Deluxe with Grilled Avocado! This dish is the perfect accompaniment to an outside BBQ meal.  Loads of flavor and texture from purple cabbage to boiled egg and some nice hits of char from the grilled veggies including a grilled avocado, not to mention a wonderful mayo mustard dressing that adds just the right amount of creaminess to take this salad right over the top!


Ingredients

The Salad:

  • 6 medium red skin potatoes, brushed and  washed
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 Tbsp E.V.O.  oil
  • Medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cob corn, peeled and washed
  • A red bell pepper
  • 2 free-range chicken eggs
  • A couple of green onions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp salt water packed capers, chopped

Dressing:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil mayo
  • Grainy mustard
  • 3 cloves roasted garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried dill

Garnish:

  • 3 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley and cilantro

Instructions

The prep:

  1. Cut potatoes in half leaving skin on, and place in a large pot with water and boil until fork tender. Drain, cool, and cut into chunks. Set aside
  2. At the same time as the potatoes, place cob of corn into another pot of water and boil till cooked, drain,  and cool. Do the same for the eggs. I put eggs in a  pot of water, wait for it to boil, then cook for 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water, peel, and set aside.
  3. Also, sprinkle a bit of oil in a saute pan and throw in the onions and purple cabbage about 10-15 minutes.
  4. While the potatoes and corn are boiling, and cabbage is sauteing, mix some salt, pepper, and olive oil in a bowl. Cut avocado in half and take out pit. Brush inside of avocado with oil mixture and do the same with the corn after it is done. Pack up the cloves of garlic in some tin foil, brush with some oil mixture, and close the foil tight around the garlic.
  5. Heat up the grill, place avocado flesh side down, red pepper, corn and garlic pouch onto the grill and cook till garlic is soft, corn has a nice char, red pepper is pretty charred all over, and avocado has some nice grill marks. Take off grill and let cool. Place red pepper into a plastic bag and close.
  6. Shuck corn into a bowl, cut up egg, peel the outside of the red pepper, and clean out the inside then dice. Then, scoop avocado out of skin and chop up.

The mixing:

  1. Place potatoes,  avocado, corn, red pepper, chopped green onion, fresh parsley and cilantro, dried dill, sauteed onions and cabbage, chopped capers, and gently mix with a spoon in the bowl.

Dressing:

  1. Mix up mustard, mayo, roasted garlic into the ramekin until creamy smooth. You can add some olive oil to soften it a bit, and pour over the top of the potato mixture. Blend well until the dressing is nicely distributed all over the salad. Taste and season with salt and pepper and some paprika. Mix well.
  2. Garnish with some fresh chopped cilantro, chopped green onion, and this baby is ready to serve.

Enjoy!


Notes

  1. I used the olive oil mayo. It has a rich flavor but if you have the regular mayo that is fine.
  2. If your dressing is too thick, thin it out with some oil.
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22 Comments

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    Reply Bernice Hill June 16, 2020 at 11:13 am

    YES!! Potato Salad promises good times ahead…can’t beat that carefree summer feeling. But look at this salad…all the amazing charred flavour mixed with a creamy, garlicky dressing. There’s no going back to old school potato salad now…

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 16, 2020 at 10:14 pm

      Lol Bernice you made me laugh in such a great way. Yes this potato salad has a plethora of flavor and texture and a perfect way to have those carefree summer days blessed with a great outdoor cooked meal!
      Thank you Bernice.
      Cheers!

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    Reply veenaazmanov June 16, 2020 at 11:31 am

    This could just be a delicious Dinner platter. I love the crunchy veggies and creaminess of the Avocado. The creamy and flavorful dressing makes this super delicious.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 16, 2020 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you so much! You have made me feel really happy knowing I put all my heart into this recipe and someone noticed it. Very special!
      Thanks again!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Jess June 16, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Grilled avocado?! Genius! Cannot believe I didn’t think of this before!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 17, 2020 at 6:58 am

      Lol, that’s why we are here to inspire you to know.lol. It was amazing that smokiness on the richness of the avocado paired so well with the potatoes, dressing and all those lovely sauteed and grilled veggies. This one is a real show stopper side dish! Thank yyou for commenting, we love reading them and responding!
      Cheers!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 23, 2020 at 8:28 am

      Hi Jess, lol. That is why we are here to inspire each other. It s a great idea and worked so well in this potato salad.! I love grilling vegetables and fruits. Such a beautiful way to heighten the flavors!
      Thanks for taking a look at this dish!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Eva June 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Such flavour galore! “Deluxe” is not even enough to describe this potato salad, it’s more. It’s like an orchestra of flavours! You had me at grilled avocado, but I see you put so much more on the grill, that ultimately ended up in the salad.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto July 2, 2020 at 10:40 am

      Thank you so much for taking the time to look at this dish. I loved reading your comment and made me excited again for this potato salad. You are definitely right about the orchestra of flavor. I hope you get to try it. I love adding grilled veggies, it just elevated this salad beyond what I had expected.
      Happy cooking!

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    Reply Marta June 17, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    One star goes to the song selection that’s now stuck in my head, the other stars are for the creativity of adding the avocado to the potato salad!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 23, 2020 at 8:24 am

      Hi Marta, so glad you are enjoying the song. It does get you up and dancing which will infuse lots of good energy into this salad. The Latin music is very contagious and totally understand why it is stuck in your head!
      Ola!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto July 2, 2020 at 10:42 am

      Thank you Marta, I am totally star struck now, lol. Yes the avocado added such a luxurious richness to the mix and grilling it made it that much more. Give it a try, I am sure you will be as blown away as I was!
      Have a wonderful day!

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    Reply Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer June 19, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Oh this is going on my list of cookout must-make foods! You had me at grilled avocados!!! Just WOW!!! This is definitely going to be a new summer favorite!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 23, 2020 at 8:22 am

      Thank you Lori. I love your energy about this potato salad. It is so good I still dream about it. Going to make it for Nicoletta very soon, she is excited to try it too! Let me know how you make out. Just love when people try our recipes.
      Have a great cooking day!

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    Reply Leslie June 19, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    I’m OBSESSED with potato salad right now. I’m literally craving it all the time! This looks fantastic!!!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 23, 2020 at 8:20 am

      Hi Leslie, I am right there with you I crave potato salad a lot. It is such a comforting fresh creamy dish to experience and goes so well with the summer grilled dishes.
      Happy summer cooking!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Pam Greer June 19, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Grilling the vegetables brings so much flavor to this amazing potato salad!! This is the cream of the crop when it comes to potato salads!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 23, 2020 at 8:12 am

      You are so kind Pam. This potato salad blew my foodie mind. It was luxurious, comforting, fresh, flavorful with a side of fantastic texture! Thank you so much for checking it out!
      Have a wonderful day!

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    Reply Sharon June 21, 2020 at 9:32 am

    The grilled avocado adds such a unique flavor that this is a must make potato salad for this summer!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 23, 2020 at 8:11 am

      Thank you Sharon and you are so right about the grilled avocado. It is a perfect balancing partner to all the other incredibly tasty ingredients. Your so right a perfect salad for summer!
      Cheers!

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    Reply Ramona June 21, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Oh my goodness! This is a heck of a potato salad takes to a whole new level. The grilled avocado must give this salad dish such a fab flavour. I will definitely do this next time I am making my potato salad. WOW!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 23, 2020 at 8:09 am

      Thank you Ramona. Yes that grilled avocado adds such a beautiful rich smoky buttery flavor. I love this potato salad and Nicoletta can’t wait for me to make it for her! It is definitely worth a try!
      Thanks for checking it out!

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