Summer Vinaigrette Potato Salad

Mayo and warm weather don't mix. Instead, toss potato salad with an easy herb vinaigrette.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 3 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

Salad

5
cups water
2
teaspoons salt
2 1/2
lb unpeeled Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch pieces (about 8 cups)
1 1/2
cups chopped cucumber (1 medium)
1
cup chopped yellow bell pepper (1 medium)
1/2
cup thinly sliced celery (1 medium stalk)
1/4
cup chopped green onions (4 medium)

Dressing

1/2
cup canola or vegetable oil
1/4
cup lemon juice
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 1/2
teaspoons salt

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 4-quart saucepan, heat water and 2 teaspoons salt to boiling. Add potatoes; return to boiling. Cook uncovered 5 to 8 minutes or just until tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix dressing ingredients; set aside.
  • 3 Drain potatoes. Add potatoes and remaining salad ingredients to dressing; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours to blend flavors.
  • 1 In 4-quart saucepan, heat water and 2 teaspoons salt to boiling. Add potatoes; return to boiling. Cook uncovered 5 to 8 minutes or just until tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix dressing ingredients; set aside.
  • 3 Drain potatoes. Add potatoes and remaining salad ingredients to dressing; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours to blend flavors.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you like tomatoes, add 2 medium tomatoes, chopped, to the mix.

You can make this salad up to 24 hours ahead, but the olive oil will solidify a bit so you'll have to let it stand and then stir it right before serving.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
530mg
530%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.