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Nothing ruins a great picnic spread faster than terrible potato salad. You know the kind I'm talking about: overcooked potatoes choked with mayo, lacking acidity and salt and just kind of gratuitously there on the table like anyone invited them. This grilled potato salad with lemon, feta and dill is that potato salad's hot cousin from the big city.

Nothing ruins a great picnic spread faster than terrible potato salad. You know the kind I'm talking about: overcooked potatoes choked with mayo, lacking acidity and salt and just kind of gratuitously there on the table like anyone invited them. This grilled potato salad with lemon, feta and dill is that potato salad's hot cousin from the big city.

I go heavy on the dill because the combination of dill, lemon and feta is extremely pleasing, particularly when something grilled is involved. In this case, it's the potatoes, which are boiled briefly before hitting the barbecue, where they finish cooking and develop nice smoky grill marks. When the potatoes are off the grill, toss on simple herb-marinated chicken, shrimp skewers or a steak to cook while you finish preparing the salad.