This is not your traditional potato salad recipe, but it is sooooo good! It has such delicious, robust flavors and has always been a huge hit at our summer barbeques.

Holly
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place 1/2 cup of olive oil in a large bowl. Toss the cubed potatoes in the oil until coated, and then spread them evenly on a baking sheet.

  • Pass the red peppers through the bowl of oil, making sure they are evenly coated. Place on a separate baking sheet.

  • Cut about 1/2 inch off the tops of the garlic and drizzle with the remaining oil from the bowl. Place on the baking sheet with the red peppers. Sprinkle the potatoes, peppers and garlic with salt and pepper, and then place both sheets in the oven for about 20 minutes.

  • Check the potatoes: they should be soft, brown and crispy. If not, return them to the oven for an additional 10 minutes or until they are done. The peppers and garlic will take longer, and are done when the skins on the peppers are black and garlic is dark brown (no more than 40 minutes total).

  • Once everything has been roasted, place the potatoes in a large bowl and seal the peppers in a plastic bag to let them steam for 10 minutes. (This will loosen their skins.)

  • Take the peppers out of the bag, remove their skins and seeds and chop them up. Add to the bowl with the potatoes and stir to mix.

  • Turn the garlic heads upside down and squeeze the softened garlic past into a separate, small bowl. Mix in the balsamic vinegar, 1/3 cup olive oil and oregano until smooth. Pour the dressing onto the potatoes and peppers and toss to coat. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Best when served warm or at room temperature. To prepare in advance for an occasion, refrigerate and then reheat in the microwave just until warmed through.

Nutrition Facts

519.9 calories; 7 g protein; 55.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 27.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2004
This is a must if you have guests who don't like the typical potato salad. This is tangy and robust and has tons of flavor! I ended up using roasted red peppers from a jar (fresh REALLY expensive and these were great - Vigo brand). I also sliced up a vidalia onion and roasted it along with the potatoes. Everyone loved this and requested the recipe! Thanks for sharing Holly! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/06/2009
I thought this recipe would be good because I like all the ingredients but it was surprisingly unpleasant. Potatoes swimming in too-sweet sauce. I may try this again with a german potato salad type dressing. Thanks for the roasted red pepper and garlic suggestion. Those turned out great. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2004
This is a must if you have guests who don't like the typical potato salad. This is tangy and robust and has tons of flavor! I ended up using roasted red peppers from a jar (fresh REALLY expensive and these were great - Vigo brand). I also sliced up a vidalia onion and roasted it along with the potatoes. Everyone loved this and requested the recipe! Thanks for sharing Holly! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2008
I love this recipe as written but I also played with it a bit. I added a few cups of steamed tender-crisp green beans and like another reviewer roasted a diced sweet onion with the potatoes. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2006
Excellent recipe. I have made a couple of times now. I did reduce the amount of oil and don't think it negatively effected the taste at all. I also used jared red peppers rather than roasting them fresh. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2008
NOT NORMALLY DELICIOUS!!!! This recipe was sooo good that my husband actually had to ask me to stop making it since I became totally and completely obssessed with it! Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2008
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(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2007
everyone loves this recipe! i used 2/3c lite italian dressing (my husband doesn't like balsamic and the dressing had the spices and red peppers in it already) and roasted garlic from the jar. we both hate regular potato salad so this is the ONLY one we serve at our cookouts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
Amazing recipe! Thank you. I was looking for a non-mayo potato salad I made it exactly as written and it came out delicious. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2006
Great Stuff. Tried it for my wife and kids - and they loved it. Can reduce the amount of oil. Will definitely make this for a party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2005
Really really good! We "auditioned" it tonight to see if we wanted to serve it at my big birthday bbq -- it made the cut. Followed another's suggestions by adding onions and substituting jarred roasted red peppers. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/06/2009
I thought this recipe would be good because I like all the ingredients but it was surprisingly unpleasant. Potatoes swimming in too-sweet sauce. I may try this again with a german potato salad type dressing. Thanks for the roasted red pepper and garlic suggestion. Those turned out great. Read More