Summer Potato Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing
This potato salad is sure to be the star at your next picnic. Lemon juice and zest make a tangy dressing that is balanced by the salty flavor of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. It makes a versatile side dish that can be served warm or cold.
Yield: 6 servings
Preparation: 15 minutes
2 pounds red or white new potatoes, cooked and quartered
½ cup chopped roasted red pepper
½ cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, grated
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Juice of 2 lemons*
Zest of 1 lemon*
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Place the potatoes in a large bowl and add the red pepper, onion and garlic. Stir to mix all ingredients.
In a small bowl, stir together the Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, basil, salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and stir to coat all ingredients.
Serve warm, or refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving cold.
*We recommend using lemons and limes from Paramount Citrus. They are consistently fresh and juicy and available at most major grocery, mass and club retailers.