LEMON HERBED POTATO SALAD

May 18, 2020
Elysia Moccia

This lemon and herb potato salad is a perfect side dish to serve alongside whatever is on your grill or in the smoker. Not only is it delicious, but I love preparing it. It’s quick and simple to make and I love the smell of all the fresh herbs as I’m chopping. This recipe can easily be cut in half to serve for dinner for your family, or make the full recipe ahead of time and bring it to a cook out with friends. My husband always requests I make a full recipe for leftovers for lunches or for standing in front of the fridge with a fork for the quick bites he sneaks and doesn’t think I see. I love how flexible and “no fuss” this potato salad is; without the mayonnaise base it can be served warm, at room temperature, or chilled depending on your preference. It’s a fantastic addition to your spring and summer side dish rotation, and makes a great dish to pass at get togethers or to add to a meal you’re blessing a family with. I hope you love it as much as we do.

One of the things that I love most about living in the midwest is that we get to fully experience each season. Once I start to see the changes outside my window, my palate seems to change right along with it. When sunny and warm days start to replace the crisp chill and gray skies, I start to crave bright and fresh flavors.

At my house, we begin to grill as often as possible and attempt to eat the majority of our meals outside on the patio to soak up all the sun we missed all winter long.

Lemon Herbed Potato Salad
Serves four

2 pounds petite medley potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 shallots, chopped
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1 and 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 and 3/4 teaspoons salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper

Bring stockpot of water to boil. Season water with approximately 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt. (Adding salt after water is boiling will prevent stainless stockpots from pitting.)

Place potatoes in boiling water and cook until fork tender, about 6-9 minutes.

Mix lemon juice, olive oil, dijon mustard, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper.

Drain potatoes and allow to cool for 5 minutes. While potatoes are still warm, but not hot, gently fold in herbs and shallots. Gradually incorporate vinaigrette into potato salad.

Allow to sit approximately 20 minutes for the vinaigrette to flavor potatoes. This dish can be enjoyed at room temperature, or refrigerate overnight and serve cold the next day. Fold potato salad again just before serving for best distribution of vinaigrette.

LEMON HERBED POTATO SALAD
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds petite medley potatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 and ½ tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 and ¾ teaspoons salt, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Bring stockpot of water to boil. Season water with approximately 1 and ½ teaspoons salt. (Adding salt after water is boiling will prevent stainless stockpots from pitting.)
  2. Place potatoes in boiling water and cook until fork tender, about 6-9 minutes.
  3. Mix lemon juice, olive oil, dijon mustard, garlic, ½ teaspoon salt and ¾ teaspoon pepper.
  4. Drain potatoes and allow to cool for 5 minutes. While potatoes are still warm, but not hot, gently fold in herbs and shallots. Gradually incorporate vinaigrette into potato salad.
  5. Allow to sit approximately 20 minutes for the vinaigrette to flavor potatoes. This dish can be enjoyed at room temperature, or refrigerate overnight and serve cold the next day. Fold potato salad again just before serving for best distribution of vinaigrette.

 

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  • Really love the look of this potato salad…will definitely be trying :) http://whatnancydid.blogspot.co.uk/

  • YUM! Yep. This looks good. Especially with summertime around the corner! Perfect barbecue side dish for sure. Thanks for sharing another good lookin recipe!

  • Vanessa Chesebro

    So glad I’m not the only one in the world that isn’t a fan of potato salad! It’s the mayo that gets me too. This one looks yummy though!

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