Sweet baby potatoes, savory bacon, and a hit of fresh lemon make a perfect side dish for almost any occasion.
Don’t you just love a nice big salad?
Yes, those delicious greens…a nice fresh dressing…bacon, sure…potatoes….
Um, okay, maybe it’s not exactly the kind of salad you grab with your co-workers for a typical Tuesday lunch. But that’s your own mistake. Because this salad is pretty outstanding.
And I wasn’t being ENTIRELY misleading with my opening sentence. Greens = nice healthy chives (those count, right?). Dressing = a lovely citrus blend (okay with bacon…lots of bacon).
In all seriousness, the lemon in the vinaigrette is unexpectedly fresh. You use both the juice and zest, and together they really brighten up the flavors and cut through what might otherwise be a heavy dish. (Heavy? Potato salad? Whaaa…?) I’ve eaten some mighty fine German potato salads with extra-extra-extra bacon, and it’s hard to argue with that kind of logic. But I would actually take this salad, with the bit of citrusy zip, over its similar cousins. Definitely don’t leave out the lemon. (Or the bacon, actually. But I doubt I have to spell that out for you.)