Herb Potato Salad


Every potato salad arsenal needs at least two basic potato salad recipes: one creamy (bathed in mayonnaise), and one acidic. Make this one your latter.

Herb Potato Salad
Toss the potatoes with the dressing while they’re still hot to help them absorb the flavors.Get the recipe: Herb Potato Salad. Photo: Anna Williams
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 serves

What makes this recipe stand out among the rest is its deliciously mustardy, vinegary base with heaps of fresh herbs—parsley, tarragon, chives, or whatever your garden offers—plus scallions and olive oil. It calls for new potatoes (red and purple add bright color, but white work well, too), a waxy type that hold their shape better than other types of potatoes after they're cooked. Plus, their thin skin doesn't have to be peeled, making this dish perfect for us who are short on time, like a little extra texture in our potato salad, or prefer it mayo-free.


  • 1 ½ pounds new potatoes (about 15), halved if large

  • ½ cup chopped fresh herbs (such as flat-leaf parsley, tarragon, and chives)

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Fit a large saucepan with a steamer basket, fill with 1 inch water, and bring to a boil. Place potatoes in the basket, cover, and steam until tender, 12 to 14 minutes. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix herbs, scallions, oil, mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add the cooked potatoes and toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

187 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 187
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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