French Potato Salad

This French Potato Salad is loaded up with fresh herbs – tarragon, parsley, and chives and dressed in the most flavorful Dijon vinaigrette. It’s vegan, with no mayo, and quick and easy to make. Healthy and light!

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  • 2 pounds fresh Idaho® potatoes, sliced ¼-inch thick (little, thin-skinned potatoes work best here)
  • 2 tablespoons of sea salt
  • 2 large garlic cloves

Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Fresh Herbs:

  • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, roughly chopped (or sub ¼ cup dill or basil ribbons)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives (or sub green onions), minced


  1. Place the sliced potatoes in a large saucepan covered completely with cold water.
  2. Sprinkle in salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the garlic and reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes or until potatoes are just tender.
  4. While potatoes are simmering, make the vinaigrette by whisking together Dijon, vinegar, oil and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  5. Drain potatoes and garlic. Place potatoes mostly single layer on a baking sheet to cool.
  6. Mince the cooked garlic and add to the vinaigrette. Drizzle the vinaigrette evenly over the warm potatoes. Let sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Add to a serving bowl gently tossing with the chopped fresh herbs. Serve at room temp or refrigerate and chill.


This can be made ahead and chilled up to 4 days, but also really delicious served at room temp.

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Yield: 6-8
Calories: 165
Sugar: 1g
Sodium: 1813mg
Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Carbs: 18.5g
Protein: 2g

Sylvia Fountaine
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