Sunday, March 13, 2011

Red-skin Potato Salad with Bacon-Honey Dill Dressing

This is take-off on warm German potato salad.  You could substitute arugula for the watercress.  You could also skip the watercress and turn this into a spinach/potato/bacon salad. Yum!

1-1/2 lbs. small red new potatoes
4 strips bacon
1 medium onion, diced
6 Tablespoons honey—summer honey is fantastic!
6 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon water
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 1 Tablespoon dried dill
1 bunch watercress, washed and chopped
In large pot, boil whole potatoes in salted water until tender but firm. Drain and cool. While potatoes are cooling, sauté bacon until crisp in large frying pan. Remove bacon and set aside. Add onion to bacon drippings; cooking until soft, about 3 minutes. Add honey and vinegar to pan; stir to combine and bring to a boil. Blend cornstarch with water; stir into honey mixture. Cook until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Crumble bacon; stir bacon and dill into dressing. Cut cooled potatoes in half, leaving skins on. In large bowl, combine potatoes and watercress. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently. Serve immediately. 
Serves 6.


  1. This recipe sounds wonderful!

  2. Thanks for the comment, Staci! Let me know if you think it tastes as wonderful as it sounds! --Jennie