French Potato Salad served with a delicious herb vinaigrette is the ultimate dish that fulfils your tastes and cravings. Healthy, light, quick to make and vegan-friendly, this potato salad is an outstanding recipe for any weeknight dinner.
No mayo needed to obtain such a delicacy to surprise your family nicely. Moreover, this French potato salad will become a staple in your kitchen or at any party table. Colourful potatoes and a tasty herb dressing is everything you need to make your dinner or lunch satisfying, beautiful, and delicious.
Savoury and super quick, this French potato salad pairs great with anything. Also, a great side dish for any of your gatherings or potlucks. Who loves potatoes will find this fast to make recipe quite exciting and delicious. The key secret here lies in finding those colourful red potatoes that are so gorgeous to this recipe. You can make it with simple white potatoes as well, but if you are that lucky like me to find those red potatoes, you will add a touch of fanciness to this simple recipe.
There are abundant potatoes right now at any local farmers’ markets, so you will easily choose the right potatoes from the wide varieties they have.
The light herb vinaigrette dressing makes this potato salad look and tastes fabulous. It adds a touch of elegance and refines that makes this cheap dish taste amazing full of flavours.
This salad can be eaten warm or cold. If you decide to serve it cold, you won’t go wrong; on the contrary, it will sit and develop more flavours, thus making it taste even better.
What are the best potatoes for potato salad?
Here the line is endless as you can use any potatoes you like. One of the most frequently used potatoes for boiling are the famous Yukon Gold, Klondike Goldust potatoes, or Russet potatoes.
However, I have used purple fingerlings, red potatoes, and Yukon golds. I was a lucky woman to find more colourful potatoes, so if you are that lucky as I, then your plate will look nicer and more appealing.
Should I cut potatoes before boiling for potato salad?
Yes, you should, as this will help you boil them quicker. Make sure you cut all pieces the same size and then cook them evenly. I cut rounds as I wanted a nice-looking platter with colourful colours.
Also, regardless either to cut or not the potatoes, be sure to peel off the skin. For note, cut potato chunks to boil them quicker.
How long should I boil potato?
Boiling potatoes depends on the method you are using. If you cut chunks and close the pot with a lid, it may take some 15 minutes. If you are boiling whole potatoes, then it may take some 25-30 minutes. Also, it depends on what kind of potatoes you are using.
How to make French potato salad?
If boiling potatoes is one of the recipes frequently made in your house, then you will find this potato recipe easy and interesting. In my house, I boil potatoes only when I make mashed ones. You can check the recipe here. This was an alternative for me, and I found this recipe easy and worth making.
As I have already mentioned, I have used purple fingerlings, red and yellow potatoes for diversity and better looking. The purple ones look like radishes, but they are potatoes, as well.
- 6-7 potatoes for three persons
- Bay leaves
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
- ½ cup olive oil
- Black pepper
- ½ cup freshly chopped parsley
- ½ cup dill
- Spring onion
Take a pot and fill it with water. On a large cutting board cut rounds the potatoes and add them to the pot with water. Season with salt and add some bay leaves. Boil until soft and tender, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, take the board and start chopping parsley or cilantro, dill, and spring onion. Take a bowl and add all the greenies continuing with 1 tbsp of mustard, 3 cloves of minced garlic, oil, and wine vinegar. Mix gently with a fork so it looks like a dressing not like a paste.
Drain water from potatoes and place them nicely on a platter. Take the vinaigrette dressing and pour over the potatoes and enjoy.
You can serve this dish cold or warm.
A lot of bursting flavours and soft potatoes in one bite. I assure that you will find this easy recipe healthy, useful, and interesting.
Classic French Potato Salad
- sauce pot
- Large cutting board
- 6 potatoes
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- black pepper
- 1/2 cup parsley
- 1/2 cup dill
- 1/2 cup spring onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- Take a pot and fill it with water. On a large cutting board cut rounds the potatoes and add them to the pot with water. Season with salt and add some bay leaves. Boil until soft and tender, about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, take the board and start chopping parsley or cilantro, dill, and spring onion.
- Take a bowl and add all the greenies continuing with 1 tbsp of mustard, 3 cloves of minced garlic, oil, and wine vinegar. Mix gently with a fork so it looks like a dressing not like a paste.
- Drain water from potatoes and place them nicely on a platter.
- Take the vinaigrette dressing and pour over the potatoes and enjoy.
- You can serve this dish cold or warm.