Grilled Sweet Potato Salad
Could we create this summery side dish by cooking only on the grill?
Why This Recipe Works
To bring together two summer traditions—potato salad and grilling—we used the grill to both steam and char sweet potatoes, so all the cooking was done outside. We first tossed the potatoes with a spiced vinaigrette in a disposable aluminum pan; the vinaigrette generated steam and helped cook the potatoes through while also seasoning them. Once the potatoes were steamed, we transferred them from the pan to the hot cooking grate to give them some flavorful char. Threading toothpicks through the onion rounds kept them intact and prevented them from falling through the grate during cooking.