New Potato Salad

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins

This French-style potato salad is traditionally made with white wine; we've used lemon juice and zest instead, lending the results a tangy freshness.


  • 1 ½ pounds red new potatoes, sliced 1 inch thick

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh herbs, such as a combination of chives, parsley, and tarragon

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Set a steamer basket in a large pot with a lid. Fill with enough water to come just below basket; bring to a boil. Place potatoes in basket; reduce heat to a simmer. Cover pot; steam, tossing potatoes occasionally, until tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, place lemon zest and juice; season with salt and pepper. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer potatoes to bowl. With a rubber spatula, gently toss potatoes with lemon juice. Refrigerate until cool, at least 1 hour.

  3. Toss herbs and oil with cooled potato mixture; season with salt and pepper. If storing, cover and refrigerate up to 1 day; bring to room temperature before serving.

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