4th of July Potato Dish: Patriotic Picnic Potatoes

Do you love potato salad, like I do?  With the 4th coming up, it's the perfect time to try out a new potato side recipe; this red, white, and blue one is tasty and unique!

I gave this dish, featuring Dei Fratelli tomatoes a try.  I loved how the seasonings in the tomatoes help perk up the salad.  (And for those of you who are watching what you eat, this mayo-free dish can be made even healthier and kid-friendly by omitting the blue cheese.)  You may also want to try a gourmet blue potato for even more color!

Patriotic Picnic Potatoes 


  • 1 Cup Dei Fratelli Chopped Italian Tomatoes 
  • 4 Bacon slices 
  • 2 lbs New potatoes 
  • 3 Tbsp White vinegar 
  • 1 bunch Green onions
  • chopped Black Olives (optional) 
  • 1/2 tsp Salt 
  • 1 tsp Black pepper 
  • 1 1/2 oz Bleu cheese, crumbled 
Preparation: Place bacon in a large, deep skillet and cook over medium/high heat until evenly browned. 

Drain, crumble and set aside. 

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. 

Drain, cool and chop, leaving skins on. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, chopped tomatoes, green onions, salt and pepper. Add the potatoes, bacon and cheese and toss to coat. 

This is delish with extra green onions fresh from the garden!  Be sure to check out additional cooking tips and ideas at the Dei Fratelli website, their Twitter, and Facebook!

*Samples of Dei Fratelli product were used in this recipe.  Opinions and experiences are 100% my own.