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Grilled Potato Salad and Herb Dressing

Smokey, crispy potatoes topped with crumbled bacon, grilled onions and a fresh delicious chimichurri herb dressing. Comes together in minutes using the instant pot and a quick grill. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 463kcal


  • 1.5-2 lb fingerling potatoes or baby potatoes
  • ¼ red onion sliced long
  • 3 pieces bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup olive oil

chimichurri herb dressing

  • ¼ cup parsley
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ shallot optional


  • Wash potatoes. Place in instant pot with 1 cup water and cook high pressure 4 minutes, quick release. OR boil potatoes for 5-7 minutes, just until they are fork tender. 
  • Cut potatoes in half and rub generously with olive oil.
  • Take red onion and slice, 2 slices, keeping rings together. rub both sides with olive oil. 
    potatoes prepped for grilling
  • Pre-heat grill on high heat for about 5 minutes. Turn down heat to med/med-high and place potatoes flat side down on grate. allow to cook for about 3-5 minutes. until the skin becomes crispy but not burnt. Turn the onion halfway through. Remove onion when soft. 
  • chop onion. Cook and chop bacon. Toss potatoes with  2-3 TBS of the dressing, onion and bacon while hot. Serve immediately. 

Chimichurri dressing

  • Mince all herbs and garlic, and wisk vigorously with the red wine vinegar, salt and olive oil for 1 minute. Allow to sit for at least 1 hour before tossing with potatoes. Add about 2 tablespoon of dressing to the potatoes, bacon, and onion. Toss. Save remainder of dressing for salads, veggies or grilled meat!
  • If desired you can add all dressing ingredient into blender and lightly blend until ingredients are minced to desired coarseness. 


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 26.6mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.9mg