We had some friends over for dinner, and since the weather forecast looked good, we decided to grill. I wanted to try out a new potato salad recipe, and I found one that would use some of the fresh herbs from my garden. This stuff was FANTASTIC! I think it may be my favorite potato salad ever. The rice vinegar gave it a nice tang, and we all loved the fresh herb flavor – especially the dill. It’s mildly onion-y from the green onions, the celery adds a nice crunch and the brightness from the lemon zest was the perfect finishing touch.
Creamy Potato Salad with Lemon and Fresh Herbs
Bon Appétit July 2007
3 pounds baby red potatoes
3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3 medium green onions, thinly sliced
1 celery stalk, cut into 1/3-inch cubes
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
Bring potatoes to boil in large pot of water. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 17 minutes. Drain; let stand until cool enough to handle, about 20 minutes.
Cut potatoes into 3/4-inch pieces. Place 1 layer of potatoes in large bowl; sprinkle with some of vinegar and salt and pepper. Continue layering potatoes with vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add all remaining ingredients; toss. Season with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and chill.
Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars