Tuesday, May 15, 2012

French Potato Salad

This is a great spring and summer side dish. There is no mayonnaise in it and it's served warm or at room temperature. No need to worry about spoiling. Plus its super healthy. It has just the right amount of seasonings to make it taste oh so good.


  • 1 pound small red boiling potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons good dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced scallions (white and green parts)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons julienned fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pound string beans, cleaned boiled then blanched


Drop the  red potatoes into a large pot of boiling salted water and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until they are just cooked through. Drain in a colander and place a towel over the potatoes to allow them to steam for 10 more minutes. As soon as you can handle them, cut in 1/2 (quarters if the potatoes are larger) and place in a medium bowl. Toss gently with the wine and chicken stock. Allow the liquids to soak into the warm potatoes before proceeding.  Add the string beans toss lightly.
Combine the vinegar, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and slowly whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion. Add the vinaigrette to the potatoes. Add the scallions, dill, parsley, basil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and toss. Serve warm or at room temperature.

*Recipe adapted from Barefoot Contessa

Shared at Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Tuesdays Time Out


  1. I could just taste it now....I can tell by the picture and ingredients this is delicious...thanks!!
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  2. Looks great. I love salads like this. So much tastier and more interesting than the traditional mayo lineup.

  3. I think this is such an elegant salad. I can't wait to make it this summer. I love Champagne vinegar. Will you share this on my foodie friday party today and I will pin it too.

  4. Looks really good and refreshing! Enjoy your weekend!

  5. nice idea.. thanks for posting..

  6. Congrats Rina your potato salad is being featured on foodie friday today. Stop by and grab your featured button and have a lovely weekend.

  7. Looks wonderful! I'm your newest follower from "Foodie Friday" - I was also featured.