Summer Potato Salad with Lemon-Parmesan Dressing

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This potato salad is sure to be the star at your next picnic. Lemon juice and zest make a tangy dressing that is balanced by the salty flavor of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. It makes a versatile side dish that can be served warm or cold.

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

Side Dishes

Serves: 6 servings
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving:
Think Variety; Think Color: Red,Yellow/Orange,White,Green


2 pounds red or white new potatoes, cooked and quartered

½ cup chopped roasted red pepper

½ cup diced onion

2 cloves garlic, grated

4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Juice of 2 lemons

Zest of 1 lemon

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


Place the potatoes in a large bowl and add the red pepper, onion, and garlic. Stir to mix all ingredients.


In a small bowl, stir together the Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, basil, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the potatoes, and stir to coat all ingredients. Serve warm, or refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving cold.

Nutritional Information

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  • Saturated Fat:   g
  • Dietary Fiber:    g
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  • Protein:    g



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