Warm Grilled Leek Potato Braai Salad

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  • 2 lb. new red potatoes
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 medium leeks, white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise
  • 3 tbsp. plus 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 2 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. whole-grain mustard


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Place potatoes in large pot, add enough cold water to cover by 2 inches, and bring to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt, reduce heat, and simmer until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool. 
  2. While potatoes cook, brush leeks with 2 teaspoons oil, then place on grill cut sides down and grill, covered, until charred and nearly tender, 6 minutes. Turn and cook 2 minutes more.
  3. Transfer to bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let sit at least 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine lemon zest, pepper flakes, vinegar, mustard, remaining 3 tablespoons oil, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. 
  5. Halve potatoes, or quarter if large.
  6. Chop leeks and toss with vinaigrette, then fold in potatoes.

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