Grilled Fingerling Potatoes with Savory Spud Rub


Though we think of them as hearty winter fare, potatoes are a mainstay in summer, making appearances in countless potato salads. But why not skip the mayo and enjoy a healthy variation made right on the barbecue!? These grilled fingerling potatoes have a flavorful rub that is infused with smoky undertones when cooked over an open flame. Plus, you can throw them together in minutes!

Grilled Fingerling Potatoes with Spud Rub! A dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan recipe

And don’t think for a minute that potatoes are void of nutrition just because they are white and starchy. These spuds pack a load of potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. Plus, this low fat method of cooking spices up the natural flavor of these grilled fingerling potatoes rather than masking them with cheese, butter, sour cream, or mayo.

Special Diet Notes: Grilled Fingerling Potatoes

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Just be sure to use pure spices to keep the grilled fingerling potatoes completely free-from (everything but potatoes that is!). Some spice brands do add fillers. I like to use Simply Organic for their quality.

Grilled Fingerling Potatoes with Savory Spud Rub
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Created by award-winning cookbook authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, also known as the “BBQ Queens", for the U.S. Potato Board. Visit their website for more recipe options - though not all are dairy-free!
Serves: 4 servings
Savory Spud Rub:
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
Potato Preparation:
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Savory Spud Rub
For the Savory Spud Rub:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar, close the lid and shake to blend. Store at room temperature.
For the Grilled Fingerling Potatoes:
  1. Prepare a medium-hot fire in your grill.
  2. Cut the potatoes in half.
  3. Place the potatoes in a bowl, drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the Rub. Toss to coat.
  4. Place the potatoes on the grill rack or in grill basket directly over the heat and close the grill lid. After 3 to 4 minutes, open the lid and toss the potatoes or turn the basket. Close the lid again and repeat the process for 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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