This was delicious! I made it for Father's Day dinner to accompany steaks and grilled corn. I couldn't find chives so I used finely chopped green onions instead. I also used less parsley and a little more dill because that's what we had in the garden. I did sub the sour cream for the creme fraiche. It was still absolutely delicious. Everyone loved it and we had just a tiny bit leftover! Will definitely make again.
Creamy Buttermilk-Herb Potato Salad
lhelton1230 Posted: 06/20/11
srwfromorange Posted: 06/24/11
This salad was way too herb tasting, there wasnt enought salt & the creme fraiche got swallowed by the potatoes. Try Two Potato Salad with Creme Fraiche from CL May 03, a much better salad by far.
rquinnett Posted: 07/11/11
Made this tonight and it is great! We had it alongside barbecued chicken with Tangy Coffee Barbecue Sauce from the same CL issue. Awesome! There is plenty of dressing for the 3 lbs. of potatoes. Give this a try, you won't be disappointed. I'm looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow.
AnnaIngrid Posted: 07/07/11
I love this recipe. It is much easier than other potato salad recipes that require chopping bacon, boiling eggs, etc. I reduced the amount of parsley by almost half since another reviewer said it was too herb tasting for them and I am not a huge parsley fan. To prevent the dressing from being completely absorbed by the potatoes I drizzled some nonfat milk over them before adding the dressing so they wouldn't be so dry (a trick my mother-in-law taught me). Next time I make it I'll probably add some thinly sliced celery to add some crunch.
catholicaggie Posted: 07/02/11
This is the best potato salad I have ever made. I've been searching for a recipe for years that was light, fresh, and creamy...rather than the terrible yellow potato salads traditionally seen in summer. It is delicious. I love the herby, fresh taste of the dressing. I think the dressing would taste fabulous on a leafy salad with fresh tomatoes. I highly recommend this recipe! Yumm!
KaraZ63 Posted: 08/15/11
I've made this twice now. Normally I go for the sweet pickle potato salad, but this is a very nice, fresh summer twist. My daughter that doesn't like my regular potato salad really liked this one. Very easy to make.
kaxel1075 Posted: 07/26/11
Was too dry and herby. I even tried adding more buttermilk and sour cream, but it did not go over well with my 4th of july party.
RMcManus Posted: 07/10/11
Loved this! So much better and more refreshing than a mayo-based potato salad.
MrsMaureenA Posted: 07/10/11
This is an amazing potato salad! My husband and I are very picky about the potato salad we eat-we're not big fans of big pieces of onion, celery and mustard in potato salad. I served this at our 4th of July party and everyone was asking for the recipe. And they were all amazed that it was a Cooking Light recipe! The only thing I would add would be to cut the potato pieces smaller-much easier to eat than trying to cut it on a paper plate at a party.
eem338787 Posted: 08/27/11
This was awesome. I don't typically like potato salads (not a fan of the mayo base), but this was light, fresh and delicious. The herbs were wonderful. My new go-to.
h0tmama Posted: 09/17/11
I made this for my family's July 4th celebration. What a hit! Even when it was gone, they couldn't keep their fingers out of the bowl. I think it is the best potato salad recipe I have ever had and did not find it to be too "herby" at all. It is not a very wet recipe, but the wonderful flavor coats the potatoes perfectly. I am making this recipe again tomorrow for my son's 16th birthday barbeque. Can't wait to taste it again!
ellenMertins Posted: 06/17/12
I love potato salad, all kinds of potato salad--except ones that have too much mayo. Made this last year and thought it was wonderful, fresh and light and very satisfying. Am planning to make it again for a family gathering and will adapt according to two tips n the other reviews--will drizzle a little milk before adding dressing and will add very tiny dice of celery for crunch. Used the whole fat sour cream last time, will use creme fraiche this time.
carolfitz Posted: 08/06/13
If you like buttermilk-and-herb mashed potatoes with roast beef, then you'll like this buttermilk-and-herb potato salad with your grilled steak this summer. Basically made to recipe, very simple to prep. Lightly tossed the hot, drained potatoes with 3tbs buttermilk & let cool to room temp. Subbed chopped fresh thyme for the dill because we're growing thyme and prefer it anyway. Served with grilled sirloin & Carménère. Very good.