Delicious Bacon Potato Salad – This no mayo Potato Salad with Bacon is ready in just 30 minutes! It’s a vinegar potato salad the whole family will love.
Yield: 10 cups
Bacon Potato Salad
- 2 pounds baby gold potatoes
- 2 teaspoons salt, for the boiling water
- 1 pound bacon
- one small/medium red onion, diced small
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced or pressed
- 1 medium/large ear fresh sweet corn with kernels cut off (3/4 cup frozen corn may be substituted)
- 1 to 2 cups fresh baby spinach, loosely measured
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley (regular or Italian flat-leaf), finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
- To a large pot, add the potatoes, cover with water, add 2 teaspoons salt, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and allow potatoes to simmer for about 15 minutes, or until done and fork-tender. Drain and rinse potatoes under cold water to stop the cooking process; set aside. While potatoes cook, make the bacon.
- To a large skillet, add the bacon and cook over medium heat until done and as crisp as desired, about 10 minutes, flip intermittently. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and when it’s cool enough, crumble it; set aside.
- To the skillet with the bacon fat, add the onion and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes or until tender, stir intermittently.
- In the last minute of cooking, add the garlic, stir, and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant. Take skillet off the heat and set aside.
- To a very large bowl, add the olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and whisk to combine; set aside.
- Halve or quarter the potatoes depending on their size and add to the large bowl. Add the crumbled bacon, red onion and garlic (use a slotted spoon to remove because there will be excess bacon fat in the skillet; discard oil in a small container – don’t pour it down the drain), corn, spinach, parsley, and toss well to combine.
- Taste potato salad and make any necessary adjustments, i.e. more salt, pepper, sugar, dash of extra mustard or vinegar, etc.
- Serve immediately if desired or cover and refrigerate until chilled. Potato salad will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 4 days.