Creamy Cucumber and Grilled Potato Salad

Serving Size: 4
Total Time:


  • 2 Pound small to medium red bliss potato (about 12)
  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp minced parsley
  • 0.5 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano
  • pinch crushed red pepper
  • 0.25 cup canola oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup or 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 0.33 cup crème fraîche or mayonnaise
  • kosher salt
  • 0.33 cup thinly sliced red onion


  1. In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt and simmer over moderately low heat until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and let cool completely, then cut them in half lengthwise.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the crème fraîche, vinegar, corn syrup, mustard, celery seeds and garlic. Gradually whisk in the 1/4 cup of oil. Stir in the crushed red pepper, oregano and 1 teaspoon of minced parsley and season the dressing with salt and pepper.
  3. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Generously brush the potatoes with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the potatoes, cut side down, over moderately high heat, turning once, until lightly charred and hot, 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let cool slightly.
  4. Toss the potatoes with the dressing and season them with salt and pepper. Fold in the cucumber, red onion and the 1/2 cup of chopped parsley and serve.

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Recipe Credit: Jamie Bissonnette
Image Credit: Christina Holmes