Garlic Potato Salad starts with tiny baby potatoes that are roasted until crisp on the outside and fluffy inside. After roasting, the hot potatoes are coated with an abundance of garlicky oil and vinegar before being tossed with plenty of chives and parsley. When I say that this potato salad is a garlic lover’s dream come true, I’m not exaggerating. I have made this twice already this week and I plan to make it again next week too.
If you’ve known me for long, you know just how much I love sharing amazing recipes that come together with a minimum of fuss. I’ve partnered with NESTEA to share a simple dinner solution with you today. This Garlic Potato Salad is a great example of how simple fresh ingredients can be used to create a memorable meal with just a few minutes time spent in the kitchen.
Here in Phoenix, we’re already well into the crazy heat of summer. And once it gets hot outside, there isn’t much I like more than foods that I can pull together early in the morning and either reheat or serve cold or at room temperature whenever we’re ready to eat later in the day. This isn’t your typical mayonnaise coated potato salad. This potato salad is delicious served hot or at room temperature. There’s no need to keep it cold if it’s left out on the counter for a few hours.
The first time I made this Garlic Potato Salad, I could not stop eating it straight out of the mixing bowl. The potatoes are completely irresistible covered in garlic and so much pepper. They’re fantastic piping hot from the oven (just try not to burn your mouth!) and they’re every bit as tasty at room temperature. That makes this a heck of a “keeper” recipe for barbecues, picnics, and potlucks all summer long.
I loved these potatoes so much that I came up with a quick and easy way to transform this amazing side dish into a quick and easy dinner for the family. Saute some kielbasa just long enough to crisp the edges and lightly brown the sausage while the potatoes are roasting. After the potatoes have been tossed with the garlicky dressing, add the hot sausage and serve hot or at room temperature.
Because both versions of this recipe serve nicely at room temperature, this Garlic Potato Salad is an excellent make-ahead meal in the hot summer months, both with and without meat. I served this potato salad with grilled chicken and NESTEA’s new Peach Tea the first time I made it and my family loved the whole meal.
Side note: My boys have been asking for this tea every day since they first tried it. They loved it and I love that it isn’t filled with sugar or loaded with random unpronounceable ingredients. I’m calling that a win for all of us.
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