Potato salad in a serving dish.

Potato salad is a summer staple, showing up at picnics and cookouts, accompanying burgers and hot dogs, but if you’re like me, you grow tired of the heavy mayo-laden dish rather quickly.

This potato salad bucks the trend and is a bright, flavorful side dish that doesn’t compete with a main dish in terms of heft and pairs well with everything from hamburgers, hot dogs, and steak to Italian sausage and chicken. The white balsamic is milder than its traditional counterpart, and the fresh herbs bring this dish to life with a flavor that is subtle and light.

Potato salad in a serving bowl.

This is an easy salad to throw together – you can make the dressing while the potatoes boil. You can serve it immediately or let it sit at room temperature until you’re ready to eat.

Potato salad in a serving bowl.

Potato Salad with Herbed Balsamic Vinaigrette

This potato salad is perfect for a picnic!
5 (3 ratings)


  • 2 pounds (907.18 g) small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 small white onion, halved, (5-ounce)
  • 3 tablespoons white or golden balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) honey
  • ¼ cup (54 ml) olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chervil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) freshly ground pepper


  • 1. Place the potatoes and the onion in a pot and add enough salted water to cover by at least 3 inches. Bring the water to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, make the dressing by combining the balsamic vinegar, cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey in a small mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil in a slow, steady stream, stirring constantly. Stir in the shallots, chervil, chives, parsley, ½ teaspoon of the salt, and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper. Let the dressing sit for at least 10 minutes at room temperature for the herbs to infuse their flavor.
  • 3. Drain the potatoes and discard the onion. Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl. Stir the dressing just before pouring it over the potatoes, season with the remaining salt and pepper, and toss to coat well. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Calories: 307kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 635mg, Potassium: 1144mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 110IU, Vitamin C: 22.4mg, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 2.3mg

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