French-Style Potato Salad

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2 lbs Potatoes baby yellow, rinsed, scrubbed, and sliced into ¼-inch slices
1 pinch Sea salt
1 pinch Black pepper
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1 cup Green onion diced
¼ cup Parsley fresh chopped, optional
For dressing:
2 ½ tbsp Dijon mustard or spicy brown mustard
3 cloves Garlic minced
¼ tsp Sea salt plus more to taste
¼ tsp Black pepper plus more to taste
3 tbsp Red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp Olive oil good quality
¼ cup Dill fresh chopped

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French-Style Potato Salad


It’s not an official warm-weather potluck unless there’s potato salad. You can toss together this French-Style Potato Salad in a snap. It takes only 5 minutes prep and 20 minutes cooking time to make 14 servings! This simple potato salad is hands down my new favorite. What makes this so special is a French-style dressing. It adds all the flavor. It’s tangy, a little spicy, a little garlicky, and creamy. I like to add fresh dill to the dressing for additional flavor. 

There are a couple of steps to this recipe, but it’s really pretty simple. Start off by cooking the potatoes. Transfer the cooked potatoes to a large bowl and season with a dash of each salt and black pepper and a good splash of apple cider vinegar. To make the dressing, combine all ingredients except for the oil and dill in a bowl and whisk to combine. While constantly whisking, slowly stream in the olive oil to emulsify the oil and vinegar. Once you have the dressing made, add it to the potatoes along with the green onions and parsley and toss to combine. Serve warm or chilled, and enjoy! 

To make the French-Style Potato Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make French-Style Potato Salad


Cook potatoes


Add 2 pounds sliced into ¼-inch slices baby potatoes to a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Add a dash of salt and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife.


Drain and season potatoes


Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain well again and add the potatoes to a large serving bowl. Season with a dash of each salt and black pepper and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Set aside.


Make dressing


In a bowl, whisk together 2 ½ tablespoons spicy brown mustard mustard, 3 minced garlic cloves, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. While constantly whisking, slowly stream in 3 tablespoons olive oil to emulsify the oil and vinegar.


Add dill


Add in ¼ cup fresh chopped dill and whisk to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add more salt for saltiness, black pepper for spice, mustard for intense mustard flavor, vinegar for more acidity, or dill for herbal flavor if needed.


Dress potatoes


Drizzle the potatoes with the dressing and add 1 cup diced green onion and ¼ cup chopped parsley if using, and toss to combine.Taste the potato salad and adjust the salt and pepper if needed. The longer the salad sits, the more it soaks in the flavor of the dressing.



Serve warm or chilled. The leftovers will last tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

This French-Style Potato Salad is a fresh take on potato salad with its French-style dressing and fresh herbs for great flavor. Try this recipe soon, and share your thoughts with us below.

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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It's a great alternative to the mayo-based potato salad.


I love this simple and gorgeous salad!

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