A Little Time and a Keyboard: Dijon Potato Salad

Dijon Potato Salad

Friday, August 24, 2012

Since I am not really a fan of mayonnaise, I set out to find a recipe for potato salad sans mayonnaise. I found one that used a dijon-vinaigrette from CD Kitchen that I used as a base. One thing that I found out about potato salad recipes and certainly is the case with this one--they don't tell you how to cook the potatoes. Of course, that is an important part in making a good potato salad that isn't mush!

Here is what I did:


2 lbs red potatoes
1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sliced black olives
2 green onions, sliced
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper


First, I washed and quartered my potatoes. Next, I put them in a pot. I filled the pot with cold water until the water barely covered the potatoes. I brought the pot to a boil and let the potatoes boil for 10 minutes. I then tested the potatoes with a fork to make sure they were the desired firmness. Then, I drained them and put them in a cool bowl, placing them in the refrigerator to cool down.

Then, I sliced my red onion, olives, and green onions. To make the vinaigrette, I whisked the next 7 ingredients together in a small bowl. Once the potatoes were cool, I cut them into smaller pieces (my chunks were too large!) Finally, I mixed all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.

The result: a tasty, mayonnaise-less potato salad. This recipe is a keeper!


  1. This one sounds yummy. I am not much of a fan of mayo either. This is something I would like to try.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  2. I'm so glad that I'm following you! Love that this recipe has a little kick to it, not just the standard potato salad. Looking forward to trying it!


  3. yum, Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party.Sorry I'm a bit slow getting here :-) xo

  4. I am a mayo fan but I like the olive oil mayo. That being said...YUM, this looks and sounds soooo good. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Sorry I'm a bit slow getting here xo