Roasted Red Potato Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese

This potato salad is a refreshing alternative to the mayonnaise based version. The potatoes and the red onions are roasted with garlic for maximum flavor! Then throw in crispy bacon & blue cheese, drizzle on a simple, flavorful vinaigrette and sprinkle on chopped scallions for brightness! This will be a favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 4 lbs of red potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 very large red onion, cut into chunks
  • 4 Tbs of olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 16 oz of bacon
  • 1/3 cup of white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp of black pepper
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • 1 cup of blue cheese, crumbled
  • 5 green onions, white and pale green parts, chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425°

Start by dividing the potatoes and the onions evenly and place on 2 baking sheets, toss each with 1/2 of the olive oil, salt & pepper and garlic, place in the oven and roast for 35 -40 minutes, stirring halfway through.While the potatoes are roasting, cook the bacon, drain and crumble.
To make the dressing, add the vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and sugar into a jar with a lid and shake until well combined. Place the warm potatoes and onions in a large serving bowl, pour in 3/4 of the dressing, the blue cheese and the bacon, stir to combine. Just before serving, stir in the green onions and add more dressing if needed. Enjoy