Thursday, July 14, 2011

Grilled Warm Potato Salad with Roasted Garlic & Black Olive Dressing


Lynn , whose blog has the wonderfully appropriate name

"Happier Than A Pig In Mud"

& her crazy pig Earl

are hosting another celebrity cook-along.

This month, its Bobby Flay, one of my favorite TV chefs.

I mean ,who doesn't love a GUY who cooks???

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I made his Roasted Garlic & Black Olive Dressing

which I watched him serve over partially cooked, then grilled, new potatoes.



I used LOTS of fresh PARSLEY from my herb pot on the deck.

I love being able to take 3 steps out the kitchen sunroom door

and just pinch off a handful.

I’ve got oregano and thyme growing in there, too.


Grilled Warm Potato Salad with Roasted Garlic & Black Olive Dressing

Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay Makes 4 servings


  • 8 cloves garlic, roasted, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pitted and coarsely chopped kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
  • 2 1/2 pounds red new potatoes, par-cooked and sliced in 1/2 or into rounds
  • Canola oil
  • Parsley sprig, for garnish


Whisk the garlic, vinegar, honey and salt and pepper, to taste, in a bowl until smooth. While whisking, add the oil until the mixture has emulsified. Pour into a large serving bowl and stir in the olives and parsley.

Heat the grill to high. Brush both sides of the potatoes with canola oil, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Grill until lightly golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Coarsely chop the potatoes and add them to the dressing. Toss to coat and serve.


Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House!

Be sure to visit Lynn’s blog for some

really great recipes & lots of laughs, too.

Have you met her pet pig, Earl, yet???



I'll also be linking to Michael Lee's blog

Designs by Gollum for her

Foodie Friday


Momtrends Friday Food


Yvonne at StoneGable for her

On The Menu Monday


  1. Oh, Rett, this looks and sounds so delicious. I love a new potato salad recipe and this one, I plan to make soon.
    xoxo bj

  2. As soon as I hear roasted garlic and potatoes my ears perk up! This sounds great Rett, love the honey in it too! Your herb bowl is cute, glad it's doing well for you! Thanks so much for playing along:@)

  3. Oh yum! Your pictures sure make everything look so delicious too! Wow!

  4. Rett, this looks delicious! YUM! I couldn't agree more about having fresh herbs right out the kitchen door! I love being able to just run out there and pinch off what I need.

  5. This sounds delicious. Garlic is not my friend, but I think this would be good even without the garlic. I love the idea of the olives in the dressing...yum.

  6. Looks Good! A new twist on the recipe I make-I'll have to give this a try!

  7. Hi Rett, The potato salad looks so yummy. I love being able to step out on the deck and cut fresh herbs, they make everything taste better:)

  8. This looks really really good!!!

  9. Gosh, I wish we could all get together for a potluck so we could taste all these amazing dishes.

  10. This sounds and looks wonderful.. goodness, I have a recipe but it's way way different and takes much longer.. I'll share it one day! Many thanks for dropping in. I wish you many blessings, marlis

  11. Roasted garlic! I'll be right over. This looks delicious, Rett.

  12. HI SWEET friend,
    this dish looks so delicious and your pics of your dishes are always so good, great job with that camera!!
    I am going to try this, I love potato anything!!
    trying to keep up with everything is exhausting!!!

  13. Hi Rett,
    Thanks for choosing to cook and share this Bobby Flay dish, I love potatoes in any form and this recipe is the kind of summer side dish we enjoy.
    Maggie @ Normandy Life

  14. I will definitely be making this as soon as it starts getting warmer here. What a delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing it.

    Best wishes and happy weekend,

  15. Hey Rett, Who doesn't love a man that cooks,Bobby Flay is one of my favorites too,Wish I could get Mrnever interested in cooking, Wouldn't it be awesome to sit down to a meal prepared by the hubby, and we didn't have to do nut'n.

  16. Looks delicious, I just love grilled potatoes and all the flavors in this dish. Adding this to the list to make very soon!

  17. YUM, this sounds fabulous. I will have to try this recipe.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  18. This sounds wonderful! We're having my daughter and her boyfriend for dinner Saturday night and I'd love to make this for them. There's nothing better than fresh parsley on potatoes.

    I love my herb pots on the patio too.

  19. This looks like one of those wonderful recipes that will go well with any grilled meat. Love the kalamata olives in the dressing and all those fresh herbs. Your photos are mouthwatering, Rett.

  20. I love the idea of grilling the potatoes - not something I've ever tried.

  21. Rett, This looks delicious! I will have to try it soon! All is much better here. Tim had heart 'issues' in February (90% blockage) but is better now. Still testing cancer free after his Dec. surgery! Yippee! I hope all is well with you! I wanted to start blogging again this summer and posting on our old forum but my computer crashed a couple of weeks ago (new one purchased and set up just yesterday but email isn't straightened out yet. Please forgive me for putting all this on your blog but I can't seem to find the newer Sly (only the old one). (ALL INFO is gone from the old computer!) I am now off to find Carol's blog and say "Hi!" Have a wonderful day!

  22. I can't wait to give this a try! It looks so delicious. Great photos!

  23. I am so glad you made this delicious recipe! I can't wait to make this at my house! Thank you for sharing!

  24. I found you from the Happier than a Pig Linky. I was lured into your recipe because I'm a huge BF fan (met him 2x--he's the best!). I'd love for you to share this gorgeous recipe over at Momtrends Friday Food Linky:

    Hope you can stop by! We're featuring Chipotle Burgers (Bobby would love them)

  25. Rett, your potato salad looks enormously appealing. When I read the recipe I had to add...and sounds the mental description I was forming. You know I'm a big fan of your photography and you didn't let me down today. That photo alone made me want to recreate the recipe. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  26. Rett, I'm so glad the beans are what you remember them to be. We aim to please. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  27. This recipe sounds and looks delicious!


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