It's memorial day! -Which means cookouts and all the yummy food that comes with summer. Naturally, David had people over for a little cookout and we burned things in the fire pit. I took the opportunity to bring out a new potato salad recipe. I guess this puts me at four different ones that I consider successful! Each one is unique and I like them all. Although, i notice most of them do have bacon as a featured taste :)
I saw a pretty interesting spin on potato salad while reading the June issue of Better Homes and Gardens. This is my interpretation of that recipe. I would say this one was pretty yummy -- and pretty healthy too! :) I liked the cauliflower in this, it was a different spin. I also learned that my pupsters like cauliflower! They were all about the pieces I gave them.
Creamy Potato-Cauliflower Salad
adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, June 2011
6 red potatoes, coarsely chopped
1/3-1/2 head of cauliflower, coarsely chopped
3 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
approx 1-1.5 cups plain yogurt
dill, lots of it.
approx 1-2 tbl lemon juice
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
a handful (approx 1/3 cup?) Gorgonzola blue cheese
pepper to taste
I started with the potatoes -- cooking them until they were just fork tender and still fairly firm. Once they were cooked I drained them and rinsed them with cold water. I did the same with the cauliflower -- steaming for a few minutes until fork tender but still firm.
I mixed the yogurt, dill, and lemon juice together with some pepper. I didn't add salt since I was adding the Gorgonzola and bacon to the salad later. I tossed the yogurt mix with the potatoes and cauliflower and folded in the cheese and bacon and left it in the fridge too cool off.
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