Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad with Bacon-Cilantro Vinaigrette

The fingerling potato salad makes a wonderful side item for almost any grilled entree.  I especially like it when I’m grilling pork or chicken breasts.   For this version, I made a Bacon-Cilantro Vinaigrette dressing.  However, you can make the potato salad with your favorite potato salad dressing in order to accentuate your main item.  While I’m normally a southern, creamy potato salad girl,  I do prefer a vinaigrette when I’m grilling.

The potatoes can be par-boiled ahead and then grilled along with your entree.  Mix up the dressing ahead of time and you can have an easy, no-stress dinner!

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Grilled Fingerling Potato Salad with Bacon-Cilantro Vinaigrette

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 people 1x


Fresh, with a hint of smoke, this will be a hit at any grill out! I always try to get mixed fingerlings, with blue, yellow and red to add some color and depth.



For the Potatoes

  • 2 lb Fingerling Potatoes
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 TBS olive oil

Bacon-Cilantro Vinaigrette

  • 4 slices bacon (cooked and chopped)
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 3 TBS Cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 bunch green onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Place potatoes in pot and cover with water and 1 tsp kosher salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 4-5 minutes or until potatoes are softening, but not cooked all the way through.
  2. Drain potatoes and allow to cool. Slice in half lengthwise. Toss with 2 TBS olive oil (this can be done up to a day in advance if stored in airtight container.)
  3. Place cut side down on hot grill and cook for 2-3 minutes or until beginning to char. Turn over potatoes and
  4. Remove from grill and pour just enough dressing to coat potatoes.
  5. Serve warm along with entree.

For the Vinaigrette

  1. Add all ingredients except bacon to bowl and whisk. This is not an emulsion vinaigrette, so oil doesn’t have to be drizzled in slowly.
  2. Add Bacon right before serving and whisk or shake.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

2 Responses

  1. This looks great! And I love potatoes🙂 My first visit to your site, love that you can scale a recipe right here! I’ll be back!

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