I don't get excited by side dishes very often. It turns out that two of my absolute favourite side dishes are both recipes by Bobby Flay and are served in his Mesa Grill restaurant.
This potato salad is really simple to throw together but has a real zing that will steal the show from whatever main dish you serve it with. Perfect for picnics or barbecues you'll have everyone asking you for the recipe at the end of the meal.
My Favourite Potato Salad
Adapted from Bobby Flay
2 pounds new red potatoes
2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup whole-grain mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 green onions (white and 3 inches green), chopped
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
Add the potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until fork tender, 12 to 15 minutes and drain well. Let cool slightly then slice into 1/2-inch thick pieces and add to a large serving bowl.
Stir together the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour the mixture over the warm potatoes and mix gently until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste, before serving.