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Jul 18, 2012 08:49 PM

potato salad without mayo, yogurt or sour cream

I once had potato salad that had a very fresh taste. It was served as potato salad at a restaurant. It was a potato salad I never tasted before. It seemed to have vinegar and parseley.
It didn't have mayonnaise, yoghurt or sour cream in it. It seemed very simple.
Do you know the recipe for this as I can't find it when Googled.

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  1. Search for: German Potato Salad

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    1. re: wyogal

      Beat me to it! German potato salad is the obvious answer. '-)

    2. I'd start with a vinaigrette you really like (either one you make well or a store bought) , boiled red potatoes, chopped fresh parsley, red or green onion, some crunchy element like celery, and then, if the taste isn't quite right, change up the dressing or the herbs.

      1. German potato salad can be served hot or cold, by the way - more often hot, in my experience.

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        1. re: John Francis

          Hey, thanks a lot...that must be it and thanks for the recipe, too!

        2. If you google "french potato salad" you'll find a host of recipes which are what you're looking for. Julia Child's recipe and Ina Garten's recipe on the food network - both of which are near the top of the results list - look good to me. I too love a potato salad made with a vinaigrette, and one I've been making a lot lately is Jamie Oliver's potato salad with smoked salmon and horseradish cream. However, I'm usually serving this with something else so I add sliced scallions and omit the salmon and horseradish cream. The vinaigrette is nice and light and lemony, extremely quick to make, and so delicious (alas, no parsley, but you can add it of course):

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          1. re: janniecooks

            janniecooks...thanks so much, I'm checking it out !

          2. It's good with just a vinaigrette as everyone says, and I like to add a lot of fresh chopped herb -- whatever I've got on hand will do. Dill, tarragon, or chives are favorites. Use an olive oil that tastes really good to you!