Grilled Red Potato Salad – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 19, 2010

On the 4th of July, I had a bag of red potatoes and needed to make a “dairy-free” red potato for those of us who are not having dairy products these days, as well as a dairy-filled something or other.  I made the Grilled Red Potatoes for the guys and me, and this for Steve and my MIL.  It’s a grilled spin-off of the Roasted Red Potato Salad that I made this winter.

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Grilled Red Potato Salad

Yield – 4 – 6 side dish servings

Preparation Time – 20 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes


  • About 2 lb. red potatoes, quartered ($1.50)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil ($.20)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed ($.05)
  • 2 rosemary sprigs (free from the garden)
  • Salt and pepper
  • About 1/2 cup sour cream ($.25)
  • Mix-In Ideas: Other Garden Herbs, Chives or Green Onions, Bacon Crumbles


1. Wash the potatoes and rosemary and pat dry.

2. Add the olive oil and crush garlic to a mixing bowl.

3. Add chopped rosemary and some salt and pepper.

4. Add in the quartered red potatoes and toss the potatoes with the oil and rosemary.

5. Place a few spoonfuls on a piece of foil.

6. Wrap the potatoes into packets.

7. Grill the potato packets for about 10-15 minutes, or until they look like this.

8. Transfer the potatoes to the mixing bowl and mash gently. Stir in the sour cream, and any other mix-ins.

9. Serve Grilled Red Potato Salad warm or cold.

You could also stop at Step #7 and serve grilled potato foil packets as a side dish as well!

Cost $2

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah (Frontier Kitchen) July 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm

My cheap recipe for today is a side dish too! :)


Kristia@Family Balance Sheet July 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm

My recipe is a dessert, but at this time of year peaches are very inexpensive and delicious.

Thanks for the carnival.


Queen of the House July 20, 2010 at 8:58 am

I love roasted red potatoes!!! :) Never thought of mashing them and adding the mix-ins. Mmmm!!! :)


LisaE July 20, 2010 at 9:05 am

MMMMM…..I love red potatoes-I would eat them straight out of the foil packet:)


angie July 20, 2010 at 9:14 pm

love cooking in foil packs


Deborah July 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

I did this with a few more ingredients that are wonderful tasting…add sweet vidalia onions and Old Bay Seasoning. I used butter instead of olive oil. YUMMY!!!


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