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Show your all American spirit at your next backyard barbecue with this Red, White and Blue Potato Salad! Not only is this potato salad recipe super festive and perfect for Fourth of July cookouts, it is absolutely delicious and will become a family favorite!
Well, I guess it is unofficially, officially summer. Memorial Day celebrations have taken place and for many school is already out or will be out this week for summer break. Which means summer is upon us, and I, like most of you, couldn’t be more excited!
We already have lots of fun things planned for this summer. A vacation to the woodsy, northern Georgia mountains, summer camp (that I help run, not attend; LOL!), and our usual summertime activities like movies in the park, baseball games, summer concerts, lazy days floating the Guadalupe River; and hopefully this year, a few weekend excursions to the Texas hill country to pick peaches or maybe to the gulf coast beaches of south Texas.
Oh, and lots and lots of hours spent hanging out on the patio, lunging by the pool and firing up the grill!
I feel like I say this about every season, and maybe it is simply because I have a deep love for life and all the adventures each season brings, but I LOVE summer; and am beyond excited that it is
unofficially officially here!
Just as all these fun activities help make each summer the best one EVER, all the food that comes with summer is essential to the summer vibe and way of life. I love fresh summer produce, cool refreshing drinks, and of course, crispy, smoky and slightly chard meat cooked on the grill.
Since we not only entertain at home all summer long, but are also constantly on the go; I have been looking for some convenient food storage containers to help me package up some of our favorite summertime snacks to take with us on our summer adventures. Recently, when prepping and planning a weekend full of fun and festivities with family, I ran into the local Kroger to grab a few things we needed. That’s where I spotted a whole slew of Rubbermaid products in the limited edition summertime colors of Calypso Coral and Lagoon Blue. Not only were these products the exact things I was looking for, but they were in fun bright colors, perfect for every summertime activity!
One of the Rubbermaid food storage products that I grabbed first was the Rubbermaid Party Platter. One of my year round go to dishes for any get together is fruit and/or vegetable platters. They are so easy to put together, especially if you use a store bought dipping sauce and easy to prep produce (like baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, grapes, fresh berries, etc.); and everyone always gobbles it right up. At home I have a fancy, decorative veggie platter, but for years I have looked for one that is dishwasher safe and more portable for taking to backyard barbecues and to bring snacks to the pool or the outdoor movies. This Rubbermaid Party Platter has already been put to good use and worked great at transporting snacks since it is lightweight and has a leak-proof and Removable Twist & Seal™ dip container, in addition to the four separate compartments for produce, chips, salad ingredients, etc.
While at Kroger, I also grabbed the Lagoon Blue Rubbermaid Pitcher, which is perfect for storing and serving all those essential summertime beverages, like lemonade and sweet tea; as well as the Rubbermaid Refill Reuse™ 20oz Bottle. Since this reusable bottle has a leak-proof lid seal and finger loop for easier carrying, it is perfect for taking camping or when we go float the river!
Now that summer is here, I am ready to have some fun! The wheels in my head have been churning with ideas for additional activities and delicious summer inspired recipes. One food that is essential to every backyard barbecue and summer picnic is potato salad and this Red, White and Blue Potato Salad is a super festive way to show your all American spirit! It uses baby red, white and blue/purple baby potatoes and has a tangy mustard herb dressing. Serve this Red, White and Blue Potato Salad, along with some juicy burgers, a veggie platter and a pitcher of ice cold lemonade at your next summer get together and you have a dinner that will be the hit all summer long!
What foods are essential to your summer barbecues? Please share in the comments below!
- 3 pounds small red white and blue potatoes, halved (about 4 cups)*
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- ¼ cup chopped green onion
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons stone ground or spicy mustard
- ½ teaspoon each Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Place halved red potatoes and white potatoes in a medium-sized saucepan and cover with water. Bring potatoes to a full boil and boil for 12-15 minutes or until potatoes can easily be pierced with a fork or knife. Drain potatoes and transfer to a large bowl to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, place blue potatoes in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring potatoes to a full boil and boil for 12-15 minutes or until potatoes can easily be pierced with a fork or knife. Drain potatoes and add them to the bowl with the other potatoes. Set aside.
- To form dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the parsley, dill, green onions, white wine vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour dressing over slightly warm potatoes in bowl and gently toss to combine.
- Serve potato salad warm, room temperature or chilled.
*Notes: Some stores sell mixed bags of potatoes that already have the red, white and blue (purple) potatoes. However, if you can't find a mixed bag of potatoes, buy one pound of each variety separately.
Since the natural coloring of the blue potatoes can bleed out during the boiling process, they should be cooked separately.
Potato salad can be made 1-2 days in advanced and stored in the refrigerator.
inspired by several recipes, including my go to Potato Salad recipe
Get ready for summer entertaining by heading to Kroger and stocking up on these limited edition summertime Rubbermaid products! These great Rubbermaid products are also available at any Kroger banner store location and they can be found on a special in-store display, the seasonal aisle or where other Rubbermaid products are found. Visit coloryoursummer.com, a place to find more great Rubbermaid content, and don’t forget to click here to save now on Rubbermaid Summer Products. For more summertime entertaining tips and tricks, plus helpful food storage information and ideas; be sure and follow Rubbermaid on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!