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This elegant French-Fashion Summer time Potato Salad is made with scallions, recent corn and a dill-infused mustard French dressing. It’s gentle and tangy, nice for the seashore, picnic or your summer time BBQ’s.

This potato salad is straightforward, simply boiled pink and gold potatoes tossed with a easy mustard French dressing and plenty of recent dill and scallions.  I add recent corn to make it a brilliant summer time dish. The corn kernels add a little bit of crunch to every scrumptious chunk of the potatoes.

After I make corn on the cob I all the time make an additional few ears so as to add to different vegetable dishes. I find it irresistible with sautéed broccoli rabe.

I want potato salad with out mayonnaise.  It’s lighter and brisker tasting particularly in the summertime warmth.  Potato salad with mustard French dressing is a basic French dish.

The salad will be served chilly or at room temperature.  The flavour will get higher because it sits too!

Are you aware that chilly potatoes are low glycemic?  Cooking after which cooling starches like potatoes or rice and never reheating them transforms the common starch right into a RESISTANT STARCH.

Resistant starch is a sort of starch that’s not digested within the abdomen or small gut, reaching the colon intact. It “resists” digestion which explains why we don’t see spikes in both blood glucose or insulin after consuming RS, and why we don’t acquire important energy from RS.

As an alternative, your intestine micro organism processes it, creating helpful molecules that promote balanced blood sugar and wholesome intestine flora.

When the potatoes are chilled they “resist” digestion, therefore the identify, and don’t spike blood sugar or insulin. Don’t you simply love that chilled potato salad doesn’t upset your blood sugar steadiness?

I used pink and gold potatoes however it may be made with both one.

With the intention to get even slices minimize them on a mandoline.  Many individuals inform me they’re afraid of the mandoline as a result of it’s so sharp. I perceive, I’ve minimize myself a number of occasions on it.  Chopping the potatoes with a mandoline does make it very easy.

What I like to recommend is to make use of a kitchen towel to carry the potatoes as an alternative of utilizing the guard that comes hooked up to the mandoline.  I eliminated the guard after I minimize myself.  The kitchen towel holds the potatoes (or different greens) firmly and protects your palms.  Watch out.  Alternately a pointy knife additionally works.

One of many keys to the success of this recipe is cooking the potatoes good.  In the event that they get overdone they’ll be mushy but when they’re underdone they’ll be waxy.  Listed below are the rules I take advantage of:

Find out how to Cook dinner Potatoes Completely for Salad

  1. Place the potatoes in a sauce pan and canopy by about an inch with COLD water. Add a couple of teaspoon of sea salt. At all times begin with chilly water. Should you boil the water first, the potatoes received’t prepare dinner as evenly (the outside will prepare dinner too quick).
  2. Cowl the pan and produce the water to a boil. Then scale back the warmth to medium and take away the lid so  you may hold a detailed eye on the potatoes.
  3. Let prepare dinner about 5 minutes. Then pierce the potatoes with the tip of a paring knife each jiffy.  You’re searching for a bit resistance.
  4. Style the potatoes every time you examine them with the knife. Your pattern ought to have some physique to it, an al dente high quality. It ought to appear barely undercooked and may absolutely retain its form nonetheless. It normally takes about 12-13 minutes. Keep in mind that the potatoes will hold cooking a bit from the residual warmth even after the water is poured off of them. If the potato cracks aside or the knife slides proper by quickly, the potato is overcooked.
  5. Pour right into a colander instantly when the potatoes are performed. Rinse in chilly water.

As soon as  the potatoes are principally dry, place right into a bowl, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar so as to add an additional layer of taste.

Now all you need to do is combine within the corn, scallions, dill and dressing.

The dressing is made with garlic, mustard and two forms of vinegar.  The mix of rice vinegar and apple cider vinegar give it simply the correct quantity of acidity. Olive oil provides is a velvety texture.

The potato salad is finest served chilled or at room temperature.  It tastes even higher after sitting a number of hours giving the potatoes an opportunity to take in all the flavour from the herbs and dressing.

The salad will maintain up properly within the fridge for no less than Three days.

I hope you take pleasure in this gentle, refreshing, satisfying potato salad as a lot I do.

“It’s all the time smart to make an excessive amount of potato salad. Even in case you are cooking for 2, make sufficient for 5. Potato salad improves with age – that’s, in case you are fortunate sufficient to have any left over.”   ~Laurie Colwin

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  • 2 kilos child potatoes (pink, yellow or mixture)
  • Celtic salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/Four cups cooked corn kernels (1 massive ear of corn)
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup recent dill, chopped


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons stone floor mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • Recent black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Three tablespoons further virgin olive oil


  1. Rinse and scrub potatoes and slice into 1/4-inch slices. Add to a big saucepan and canopy with chilly water. Add salt  and produce to a boil. As soon as boiling, scale back warmth to medium/excessive and proceed cooking for 10-13 minutes or till the potatoes are simply pierced with a knife. SEE NOTES ABOVE ON COOKING POTATOES.
  2. Whereas potatoes are cooking, put together greens and dressing. Add mustard, garlic, salt, pepper, rice vinegar, and apple cider vinegar to a mixing bowl and whisk to mix. Whisk olive oil in a sluggish stream to emulsify the oil and vinegar.
  3. As soon as the potatoes have completed cooking, drain and rinse with chilly water. As soon as they’re dry, add to a big serving bowl. Season with salt and black pepper and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add corn, scallions and dill.
  5. Pour within the dressing and toss to mix. Style the potato salad and modify salt and pepper.  Chill for 1 hour or longer to let the potatoes soak in additional of the flavour of the dressing because it sits.
  6. Serve chilled, or at room temperature. Retailer leftovers coated within the fridge as much as Four days. Don’t freeze.
  • Class: Salad
  • Delicacies: Seasonal, Farm to Desk, Vegan, Paleo