Recipe: Warm potato salad

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Recipe: Warm potato salad

Dietitian's tip: A mixture of smooth and whole-grain mustards forms the base for vinaigrette much lighter than traditional mayonnaise dressings. This salad is most flavorful when served warm or at room temperature.

Serves: 6


  • 1 pound small red or white new potatoes (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Put the potatoes in a saucepan, add water to cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and let stand until just cool enough to handle. Cut each potato in half (or quarters, if the potatoes are large) and place in a warmed serving dish.

In a small bowl, whisk together the mustards, the vinegars and the shallot until well blended. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil to make a thick dressing. Stir in the parsley, salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the warm potatoes, mix gently and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size:
Calories:104Cholesterol:0 mg
Protein:2 gSodium:204 mg
Carbohydrate:16 gFiber:1 g
Total fat:3 gPotassium:432 mg
Saturated fat:0 gCalcium:14 mg
Monounsaturated fat:2 g
This recipe is one of 150 recipes collected in The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook, published by Mayo Clinic Health Information and Oxmoor House, and winner of the 2005 James Beard award.
Last Updated: 2011-04-15
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