I never truly loved a potato salad, until I made this one. This potato salad recipe is a riff on classic French potato salads, which contain no mayo and lots of herbs. I opted for lemon juice instead of vinegar for a super fresh-tasting salad.
Unlike standard potato salads that are drenched in mayonnaise, this red potato salad is lightly creamy yet miraculously mayo-free. This potato salad recipe is special diet friendly, too. It’s vegan, egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free for all to enjoy.
Can I go ahead and call it the perfect potluck potato salad?
This potato salad is for my fellow last-minute people. When you’re scrambling to make yourself look decent, trying to scrounge together a side dish worth sharing, and letting the dog out all at the same time… Potato salad to the rescue! This recipe is surprisingly simple and quick to make. I hope this potato salad becomes your go-to potluck recipe, as well as a standard side dish at your dinner table. It goes great with burgers, sandwiches, and much more.
To make the best mayo-free potato salad, reserve some potato cooking water before draining the potatoes. Then, blend the herbs and olive oil with the starchy reserved water. You’ll end up with a creamy emulsification that infuses the potatoes with fresh flavor.
Another trick is to slice your potatoes before boiling, rather than afterward. That way, the potatoes don’t break down into mush when you’re tossing the salad later. Plus, your potatoes cook faster this way (five minutes!). We can thank the experts at America’s Test Kitchen for this technique.
Simple, easy and cheesy! My whole family loves this recipe so much. If it were for them, I’d be making this every day! Give it a shot, you’ll love it!To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:
2 pounds of small red potatoes, cut into eights
1⁄2 cup celery, chopped…
1⁄2 cup green onion, sliced
1⁄3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 1⁄2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 13 minutes or just until tender; drain. Rinse under cold water; drain well. Place in a bowl; cover and chill 30 minutes. Add celery and next 3 ingredients; toss well. Combine vinegar and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Pour over potato salad; toss gently. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Toss gently before serving.