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Sep 16, 2013 06:10 AM

Potato salad dressing ideas please

Friends are coming for dinner. I want to make a special potato salad with no mayo. Anyone have a recipe for a dressing using OO and lemon etc?

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  1. This Mango Chutney dressing (Credit - Devon Delaney) is enough for a salad made with 4 large potatoes (or roasted cubed sweet potatoes or butternut squash).

    3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    1/6 cup mango chutney - 2.6 Tablespoons
    1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    1 tablespoons honey
    1 garlic cloves, minced
    1/8 cup olive oil - 2 Tablespoons

    Combine everything except the olive oil in a saucepan and heat, stirring. Remove from heat and whisk in the olive oil. Toss dressing with cubed potatoes.

    Full recipe is here

    1. Would they go for German? And if they don't do bacon, just follow a recipe and leave it out.

      I would add lemon zest, rather than juice, or lemon infused olive oil is really nice too.

      10 Replies
      1. re: coll

        Do you think this would work with broccoli? I've been looking for a non-mayo based broccoli salad recipe.

        1. re: fldhkybnva

          Why the heck not? One of my favorite broccoli preps is raw with Italian dressing (like Good Seasons). If you meant otherwise, then adding potatoes and onions can only make it exponentially better.

          1. re: coll

            Great, I don't eat many potatoes but a broccoli salad with a bacon dressing sounds great. Warm bacon vinaigrette salads (lettuce) are one of my favorite quick meals.

            1. re: fldhkybnva

              I used to douse raw broccoli with Good Seasons dressing and let it marinade an hour or two, til the color changed. But bacon would make it over the top, what a great idea!

            2. re: coll

              Yum! I love German potato salad, but I'd never thought of applying it to broccoli.

              1. re: Kontxesi

                Sounds like a match made in heaven to me! I'm still thinking broccoli AND potato together.

          2. re: coll


            But I would weep if bacon was not fully involved...

            1. re: C. Hamster

              I know what you mean, don't know if I could do it myself.

            2. re: coll

              I'd go for German and have never been able to duplicate my Grandmother's recipe (not for lack of trying). I'll try this one, adding chopped celery and small celery leaves and/or celery seeds. Thanks for the recipe.

              1. re: goodmom

                I only make it very occasionally but now I think it will be on my to do list myself! Let me know if you come up with anything interesting. A dab of Dijon maybe?

            3. I like a mustardy potato salad. Here's one with a super-mustard dressing: (I would use olive oil rather than canola), and one with a simple mustard vinaigrette:

              1. Grate the zest of one lemon into a large bowl. Squeeze the juice from half the lemon into the bowl. Add a splash of red wine vinegar, then add three splashes of extra virgin olive oil. Add a couple tablespoons of capers you have rinsed, soaked in water for the length of time it takes to cook the potatoes, and drained again. Add a couple sliced scallions if you like them. Whisk all together, season with salt and pepper. Add the warm potatoes, mix well. When the potatoes have cooled to room temperature add snipped dill - lots of it - or minced fennel fronds, and toss again.

                Serve the potato salad at room temperature.

                1 Reply
                1. re: janniecooks

                  LOVE dill with potato salad..... Good call

                2. Lemon juice, olive oil, allspice, salt, pepper