Grilled Potato and Arugula Salad


At a Glance

  • Potato Type: Petite
  • Prep Method: Pan Fried
  • Cuisine: American
  • Yield: 4
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This Grilled Potato and Arugula Salad recipe is courtesy of Love and Lemons, as part of the U.S. Potato Board’s Potato Lovers Club program.

Why we love it: With crisp potatoes, lemony Dijon dressing, pickled red onions, and peppery arugula, this light and bright summer salad packs a deliciously tangy flavor.


  • 1 pound Side Delights® Gourmet Petite potatoes (any color), sliced in half
  • a drizzle of olive oil, for roasting/grilling
  • salt, pepper
  • juice of 1/2 a small lemon
  • a few big handfuls of arugula (about 3 oz.)
  • 2 tablespoons pickled onions
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Quick Pickled Red Onions: 

  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • a few generous pinches of salt


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • juice of 1/2 a small lemon


Slice potatoes in half, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, combine the onion slices with sherry vinegar and salt. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.

Heat a grill pan* to high heat and brush with oil. Place the potatoes, cut side down and let them cook without moving them until nice char marks start to form (flip one to check). After one side is well cooked, flip them and add a good squeeze of lemon juice. Continue cooking until potatoes are roasted on the outside and tender in the middle. Reduce heat and cover if necessary. (If using a grill pan without a lid, you can cover it with a small baking sheet). Small 1” potatoes should cook for a total of approx. 20-25 minutes. Transfer warm cooked potatoes to the large bowl and toss with the dressing. Let cool to room temp and toss with arugula, pickled onions, capers, chives and lemon zest. Taste and add more dressing to your liking. Serve at room temp, or make ahead and chill.

*If using an outdoor grill, you may need a pan or grill basket so the potatoes don’t fall through the grates. You could also could boil your potatoes or roast them in the oven.

Calories: 181 Fat: 8g Sodium: 224mg Vitamin C: 57% Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 2g Protein: 3g Potassium: 117mg

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