Enjoy end of summer produce with mayo-free Potato Salad with Bacon, Corn and Peppers topped with a honey sweet dijon vinaigrette dressing.
I stepped outside yesterday morning for the pug’s early morning walk and you guys – the weather it was truly glorious outside. I’m pretty sure the words this is AMAZING came out of my mouth. A cool breeze was in the air, the temperatures were hovering somewhere in the mid-60’s, no sweat was pouring down my back (TMI?!) and sweet whispers of fall were rustling through the trees.
Fall doesn’t officially start for about another month but I’m all for this little tease in the weather we have right now. The early mornings and evenings is just the start of absolute favorite time of year.
Of course while I’m all for ushering in the fall weather, I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to late summer produce. Which is why you’ll still see tomatoes, corn and peaches here until the end of September instead of pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin (which I’m pretty sure has started to creep all over Pinterest at this point).
If you ask me, there’s real no wrong time of year to have potato salad. I’m firmly in the no-mayo camp style and I think it lends itself to all flavors of the season. Served warm or cold it also makes a relatively easy weeknight side dish that doesn’t need to be relegated to weekend barbecues or picnics.
This potato salad loaded with bacon, corn and peppers was put together on a whim one night when I was trying to make use of items floating around my refrigerator. I loved the combination so much that I just couldn’t wait to put it all together again. You’ve got crunch from the bell peppers and red onion, sweetness from the corn and tender baby potatoes. Plus everything is better with a little bacon! It may seem like a lot of ingredients at first but honestly everything gets chopped and mixed together while the potatoes and corn boil away.
In fact if you really wanted to, you could grill everything for an extra end of summer bonus.
As for that dressing – it’s just a simple dijon vinaigrette sweetened up with a touch of honey to take the edge off the vinegar and sharp mustard.
Easy, peasy and delicious!