Bacon and potatoes are a match made in heaven. This bacon potato salad is next level delicious with the addition of blue cheese. Your summer side dish recipe game is about to get awesome. You’ll be the most popular at your next potluck or picnic.
This summer should be an interesting one. In a lot of ways, I feel like my entire life has been turned upside down with the news that my best friend, and most relied on person on earth, is moving away from me for the first time in nearly 20 years. On the other hand, it’s me that still gets to be by the ocean, within walking distance of everything, and continue to live the dreamy beach life we began together. Maybe it’s her I should be feeling sorry for. Not me.
This isn’t the first time I’ve had to step back from a friendship and say, “It’s not my life,”
but that doesn’t make it any easier to let go.
As a scorpio, the very few relationships I do allow myself to fully participate in are sacred, and I give all of myself to them. It’s devastating when you realize that they’re not what you built them up to be in your mind.
Despite my heartbreak, I know all too well that you can’t change people, you can only change your perspective, so this summer I’ll continue to sweep the pool deck every weekend, wash all the beach towels, cook up BBQ food like this awesome bacon potato salad with blue cheese, keep the fridge stocked, and hope that my sunny weekends will be filled with new friends, new laughter, and new memories.
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Bacon potato salad with blue cheese
Is there anything more perfect than potatoes? They are like the ultimate blank canvas for flavors. They can be prepared in a million different ways, all of which are delicious.
If potatoes had a partner in crime, it would be bacon. Since summer is here, I’m thinking backyard BBQ’s, picnics and potlucks. Bacon potato salad is on the menu! Bacon+potatoes+choose your own topping=winning summer side dish.
For this particular recipe I went with blue cheese and herbs, but this recipe would also be great with roasted vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, or even pickles! Bacon and potatoes will take your taste buds where ever they want to go.
What’s your favorite flavor combination? How would you supercharge a basic bacon potato salad? Leave a comment below and let me know!
If you make my version, be sure to tag #betsylife on Instagram so I can see your creations!
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***This post was originally published in 2015. It has been updated and republished
Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad
Bacon and potatoes are a match made in heaven. This bacon potato salad is next level delicious with the addition of blue cheese. Your summer side dish recipe game is about to get awesome. You'll be the most popular at your next potluck or picnic.
- 3 lbs potatoes peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
- 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard I used jalapeño dijon for extra spice
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 8 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
Boil potatoes until fork tender. Drain and allow to cool
In a large bowl whisk together greek yogurt, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, onion, chives, dijon, honey and lemon zest.
Add potatoes and toss to coat.
Fold in bacon and blue cheese. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Garnish with additional chives and serve.