Georgian home cook Louise Brescia of Atlanta shares an herbed potato salad that's great with burgers and barbecue.

Everyday Food, July/August 2009


Recipe Summary

10 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place potatoes in a large pot; cover with cold water by 1 inch and season generously with salt. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Run under cold water to cool slightly, then drain.

  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together oil, mustard, vinegar, shallot, parsley, and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Add potatoes and onion and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature. To store, refrigerate, up to overnight.

Cook's Notes

If you don't have sherry vinegar, try cider or champagne vinegar instead. Use your favorite fresh herbs in this potato salad to make it your own.


Reviews (9)

186 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
I'm not a fan of potato salad, but something about this recipe really appealed to me. And my instinct wasn't wrong: it was delicious.
Rating: 5 stars
So delicious! I used new red potatoes and red wine vinegar instead and it turned out just perfect! Definitely my new goto potato salad recipe!
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Delicious! can be eaten either warm or cold.
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This is one of the best potato salads ever. Thanks, Chiff!
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@JCalise - you can certainly use another vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar, White Wine Vinegar, Champagne Vinegar will all work nicely. I would not recommend Balsamic unless you use WHITE Balsamic. Regular balsamic vinegar is a bit dark and would take over the salad. (I've seen a white fig-infused balsamic that would be wonderful!)
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Can I use another vinegar if I don't have sherry vinegar?
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This potato salad is wonderful! There's no mayo so it's good for potlucks. Fresh herbs make everything better. Such is the case with this recipe. Tarragon could easily be substituted for the thyme. NUM!