Friday, August 30, 2013

A Simple & Pretty Potato Salad (Vegan)

I just couldn't resist the pretty, but pricey, colorful medley of tiny potatoes at Whole Foods.  They are perfect for potato salad (they don't get mushy), and the taste is a cut above those I've purchased from other stores.

This vegan, gluten-free potato salad is a pleasant alternative to those heavy mayo-based versions.  The dressing is a a Dijon mustard vinaigrette and produces a lovely, tangy salad that won't weigh you down.

Plus, it's incredibly easy and quick to make, perfect for that last minute holiday weekend for a few or a crowd. Make it ahead of time, the flavors just get better!

Pretty Potato Salad:

1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes, colorful medley
2 TBS thinly sliced scallions
1/4 cup olive oil
1 TBS champagne or white wine vinegar
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard (I used a Tarragon flavored dijon - fabulous!)
sea salt
black pepper

Place the potatoes in a saucepan with salted water and bring to the boil. Turn down to a softer boil and cook until just tender when pierced with a sharp night. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool.

Slice the potatoes in half if they're tiny, quarters if they are larger.  Place in a bowl and add the scallions.

Whisk together all the remaining ingredients and pour over the potatoes, tossing ever so gently to make sure all the potatoes are covered with the vinaigrette.  Adjust salt and pepper.


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