Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Our farmers told us we’d be seeing potatoes pretty much every week in our CSA box, and I knew at some point I would want to make a simple potato salad. This was the week. I detest mayo, so I knew we would be making something with either mustard or a vinaigrette dressing the potatoes. (As an aside, doesn’t everyone have a particular way they want their potato salad made? Some must have mayo, others pickles, some no mayo, some no mustard, so on and so forth). In the end, I decided to combine both the mustard and the vinaigrette, and keep the ingredients fresh and simple so that the dressing and the potatoes would really shine. This was truly delicious.
Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
  • 1-2 pounds new red potatoes
  • 4-5 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 T basil, thinly sliced
  • 2 T parsley, chopped

mustard vinaigrette

  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1  clove garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper

Quarter the potatoes, or cut them all into equally sized pieces about an inch in size, maybe a little smaller. Place the potatoes in a steamer basket, sprinkle liberally with salt, and steam for about 15 minutes. The potatoes should be fork tender. While the potatoes are steaming, whisk all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette together in a bowl. When the potatoes are done, remove them to a serving bowl and immediately pour over the vinaigrette. Shortly before serving, fold in the scallions and herbs. Serve warm.

Serves 4-6.

One thought on “Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

  1. MMMMMM! A lovely potato salad with a tasty dressing! I make this combo a lot in Summer time too! I love to eat it with grilled or BBQ fish on the side!

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