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Paul Revere Potato Salad

Yield 12 Servings
You'll want to warn all your guests that this special side dish is coming. Update the traditional potato salad recipe by adding bay leaves, whole-grain mustard, and tarragon vinegar for a budget-friendly, cookout-ready side. 


  • 4 pounds small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 285
  • fat 20 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 23 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • sodium 139 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring potatoes, bay leaves, garlic and cold, salted water to cover to a boil in a Dutch oven. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes. Drain. Discard bay leaves and garlic.

  2. Combine scallions, celery, vegetable oil, vinegar and mustard in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add potatoes.

  3. Stir in mayonnaise and parsley and serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.