Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 30m

Makes 8

Truth be told, you can make this easy, updated variation of an American picnic and cookout classic with plain old white boiling potatoes. But the growing availability of colorful potato varieties, including those with red- and blue-tinged skins and flesh, makes it possible to put together this patriotic version; look for such potatoes in well-stocked food stores and farmers' markets. Add 3 or 4 chopped hard-boiled eggs if you want an even more traditional version. Be judicious in adding salt to taste, as most commercial mayonnaises are already well-seasoned.

ingredients

  • 1 1/2-pounds assorted small red, blue and white boiling potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  • 2/3 cup good-quality mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 stalks celery, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • Salt

directions

Place the potatoes in a large saucepan of cold, lightly salted water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered, until the potatoes are tender enough to be pierced easily by the tip of a small, sharp knife, 15-20 minutes. Drain in a colander. Rinse under cold water until potatoes are cool to the touch. Drain well.

TO ASSEMBLE: Stir the mayonnaise, basil, chives, parsley, lemon juice and Dijon mustard in large bowl. Add the cooked potatoes potatoes, celery and red onion. Toss gently to coat. Season the salad generously to taste with black pepper and, if necessary, add a little salt. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

HELPFUL TIP: If packing the salad for a picnic, transfer to an unbreakable airtight container and keep it well chilled in an insulated carrier with blue ice nearby; do not leave the salad out in the sun.

Recipe created exclusively for Cooking.com by Norman Kolpas.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4095

nutrition information per serving

206 calories; 15g total fat; 11mg cholesterol; 166mg sodium; 17g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 2g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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