Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

No Fourth of July picnic or barbecue is complete without a potato salad of some sort. We all have our favorites but if you want to change it up a bit and bring a little patriotic theme to your table, search out those teeny tiny red, white and blue potatoes.

I happen to come across some at my local farmers market last week and couldn’t resist. These bite size potatoes are no bigger than an olive and they’re just perfect for roasting, they have a tender thin skin so there’s no need for peeling, and they cook up in a matter of minutes.
My favorite way to prepare them is to simply roast them in a hot oven around 450F, drizzled with olive oil. This time I added some red pepper to roast along with the potatoes.
When they become fork tender, which doesn’t take long, toss them in a bowl and add chopped red onion or shallots, snipped chives, sliced scallions, fresh parsley, salt and pepper to taste, and lots of grated lemon peel. Whisk up fresh squeezed lemon and olive oil for your dressing and pour it all over and toss, as it sits it just gets better and better as all the flavors start to absorb.
I like to leave some whole and cut a few in half so you can see the vibrant colors.

The nice thing about potato salad is that it goes perfect with just about anything that you make on your grill or pack up for a picnic.

Sip something cold, relax and enjoy your weekend. I’ve been on an ice cube making binge lately, adding blueberries and rasberries to water then freezing the cubes and dropping them into lemonade.
Here I made cubes out of watermelon puree and mint, a nice change from the norm!

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

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  1. Oooh! That potato salad is so beautiful! I don’t find those little potatoes very often, but I’m going to look for some this weekend. Red, white and blue potato salad is such a fun idea!

    Love the lemonade with the fruity ice cubes too.

  2. I’m with you on the roasting-is-best notion.

    A beautiful thing.

  3. The colours in the potato salad make it perfect eye candy for a patriotic menu. It is obvious that yourJuly 4th will be filled with family and great food!!!

  4. What a beautiful and delicious potato salad. Can I come to your bbq for the fourth?

  5. Oh, what a beautiful post, Marie! I’ve never seen those little bite-sized potatoes before – wish I could find some…that salad looks divine. And what a great idea to put fruit in your ice cubes! Now I have to get some ice cube trays! Beautiful photos!!

  6. I just love your pictures! Makes me want to eat my screen every times. The food looks delicious anyway.

  7. Marie,
    I made a purple herb potato salad too!
    I will post it next week.
    Happy 4th! and thanks for the turkey burger recipe!
    Hey, when will I be able to print out some of your recipes?
    (teasing you!).
    xxoo

  8. Love your patriotic potato salad Marie! Wishing you and your family a fabulous Fourth!
    LL

  9. Pepper, potatoes, and onions…what a classic especially when served with sausage! I love the colored potatoes…they are so much fun!

  10. I love your gorgeous and patriotic potato salad! I also love your ice cube idea – just perfect. Happy 4th Marie!

  11. Oh my goodness, that looks absolutely divine!

  12. Marie

    You made a very patriotic and mouthwatering potato salad! I need to inquire around here and see if I can plant some!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I’m drooling. Profusely.

  14. I am thinking it’s worth a train ride to Chicago to dig out those tasty little potatoes. A red, white and blue, lemon-zingy potato salad would be most welcome at my table. Happy Fourth!

  15. Wonderful! I have seen these potatoes but always passed them by. No longer! This salad look like a crowd pleaser!

  16. How wonderful, the potatoes are amazing, think I might have to look out for them. A very colourful post ;-)

  17. I love potatoes and your big bowl of Red White and Blue roasted potato salad has me salivating, Marie!
    Happy 4th to you and your family!

  18. Gorgeous colors, Marie. It’s a healthier and flavorful change from mayonnaise based potato salad. I’ll be making this one, now that I’ve finished up my pie making binge I was on. BTW, I only ate one slice of each pie. Good for me!

  19. What a perfect patriotic potato salad, Marie. I love those blue potatoes – mine are almost ready in the garden. :)

  20. So colorful. I am always looking for a recipe to punch up my meal and what better way then to use color!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Joyce

  21. Great salad! I’ve been meaning to make a pureed soup with blue potatoes. Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

  22. What a splendid salad! So colorful and appetizing. Nice lemonade.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  23. Making me hungry! I’ve NEVER seen blue potatoes in any of our stores. That’s a wonderful idea for the salad.

  24. Found you on taste spotting! This salad is beautiful, blue potatoes are so fascinating to me. Have you ever had the Terra blue potato chips? So good.

  25. Could we possibly have the recipe for your hubby’s beer brats?? Does he grill them first and then put them in the butter/beer marinade? They look fantastic!

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