Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad

  • mirandam4 Posted: 12/30/09
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    Made this potato salad ahead of time for a camping trip on 4th of July weekend. I couldn't find blue potatoes so I just used all white potatoes. Everyone loved this recipe, and without the mayo it won't spoil!

  • mbeezie Posted: 04/06/09
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    We love this potato salad. It goes great with grilled meats. I only make it with red potatoes since the other vaieties are hard to find.

  • mjmayinsf Posted: 06/28/10
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    Great potato salad recipe - full stop. (As in, not just great for being light). I will definitely make this over and over...only used 1.5 of the yolks as my parents were over and dad has high cholesterol. Fantastic!

  • avscully Posted: 05/31/10
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    This potato salad has become the standard by which my family judges all other potato salads. I have yet to bring this to a party have some left to bring home! I haven't had too much trouble finding all three colors of potatoes and can usually find mixed bags of fingerlings in most grocery stores, especially around the 4th of July. Using all three colors of potatoes makes the dish a little bit more work, but if you're having a special summer holiday party, it's worth the effort. It is very important to cook the blue potatoes separately as they will bleed into the other potato colors with unattractive results. The blue potatoes have a pretty high starch content so it's also very important not to over cook them so I put them straight into an ice bath when they're done boiling to keep them from getting mushy. Enjoy!

  • Keiko123 Posted: 03/05/11
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    Excellent...a friend let me raid her vegetable garden so I was able to use all fresh herbs as the recipe called for...I don't think it would taste as good if you used dried herbs. It was very pretty in the bowl, too. I live near year round farmers markets so the potatoes are available, but to my surprise I found a 5lb bag of the fingerling potatoes at Walmart, and was even more surprised that the bag had red, white, and blue fingerlings..it was about $3.49

  • LilMamaCass Posted: 06/19/11
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    I have always hated potato salad as long as I can remember. Much to my dismay, I was asked to make a potato salad for a party yesterday. I found this recipe and decided to give it a whirl. I actually really liked it! The best part about it is that it does not have any mayo!

  • fledglingchef Posted: 07/06/11
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    This is by far the best "healthy" potato salad I've ever eaten. I can't say I prefer it to my grandma's mayonaise- and calorie-laden version, but this runs a very close second. I found bags of red, white and blue bite-sized potatoes at my grocery store, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Served it to guests with pulled pork sandwiches on July 4th, and it was a big hit. There were no leftovers. I definitely recommend it.

  • gordr04 Posted: 07/03/11
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    Just made this for 4th of July. Everyone LOVED it! Made a second recipe without eggs for a few family members who don't like them and it was equally loved.

  • karendb Posted: 08/02/12
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    Yeah, this is a good one! I admit I did not follow the recipe exactly. I did not use the eggs, used dried dill, used whole grain mustard instead of dijon and whirled the dressing in a food processor so it got creamy. I got the potatoes from the farmer's market and was disappointed that that their color blanched out while they were being cooked. I'll have to try a different cooking method next time. I did note that other tricolor potato salad recipes do not call for the overcautionary separating of the purple potatoes from the rest of the potatoes. I would not dirty two pots next time. This is a great recipe for vinegar lovers, which I am one. Speaking of which, I recently discovered gourmet red wine vinegar. It's about twice the cost of the regular stuff, but at $5 instead of $2.50, it's an affordable luxury. When vinegar is the star, as it is in a dish like this, use a good vinegar.

  • gzwaagstra Posted: 08/28/12
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    I am not a big potato. salad lover, partially because I dislike hard boiled eggs. So I left out the eggs and used Sherry Wine Vinegar be cause I didn't have red wine vinegar. Still came out very tasty. Going to try again with the red wine vinegar.

  • capenterk Posted: 07/07/12
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    I would cut back on the vinegar, it was a bit much!

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