Spicy Potato Corn Salad – perfect for a Steak Side!

Almost every cook has a potato salad recipe that they know by heart and pull out for every picnic, BBQ and pot luck. If you have been following along with homemade on a Weeknight you know that I like to change it up from time to time and try some new flavors in old stand-byes. This time I’m adding some Cayenne and Corn to Greek Yogurt and Apple Cider Vinegar and calling it Spicy Potato Corn Salad!

Spicy Potato Corn Salad

The other night I wanted to just make some steaks on the grill – which doesn’t require all that much effort to prep. So I like to put a little more effort into the side dishes when the main is a snap. We all love potato salad but some times its just meh. So I started thinking of other salads that I really like to make and I remembered the Corn Salad I featured in the Side Dishes section of my cookbook Homemade on a Weeknight. I started to combine that recipe with my potato salad recipe and came up with this Potato Corn Salad.

Steak & Spicy Potato Corn Salad

The cayenne does give it a little kick but it’s so good! If you want to tone it down for the littles you can substitute the 1/4 tsp of cayenne for a 1 tsp of smoked paprika for a smokier flavor – would be great with some smoked pork butt – like pulled pork sandwiches!

Potato Corn Salad Prep

I love using Greek Yogurt instead of mayo in dressings – you get the same creaminess without the calories and you get some probiotics for your happy belly too. I usually use 2% or 5% Fage – but you could use other varieties if you are more comfortable with them – just make sure it’s PLAIN. Had friend try a recipe that called for Greek yogurt and then she was complaining it was so sweet – turns out she used Vanilla flavored not PLAIN!

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Spicy Potato Corn Salad

This time I’m adding some Cayenne and Corn to Greek Yogurt and Apple Cider Vinegar and calling it Spicy Potato Corn Salad!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, corn, Corn Salad, potato, Potato Corn Salad, Potato Salad, Side Dish, side dish ideas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Baby Red Potatoes quartered
  • 1 Sweet Corn (15 oz can) drained
  • 1 lb Bacon cut in ½-in pieces
  • 1 bunch Scallions diced
  • ½ cup Fresh Dill chopped
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 6 oz Greek Yogurt plain

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Start water boiling for potatoes
  • In a fry pan, add bacon and fry until crispy. Remove to a paper towel covered plate and let cool. Add potatoes to boiling water and cook for 15 minutes. Drain in colander and let cool 5 minutes.
  • In a serving bowl, combine bacon, yogurt, garlic, salt, cayenne, sugar, vinegar, dill, corn, scallions, and lemon juice. Once cooled, add potatoes and chill in fridge at least 20 minutes before serving,

Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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