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Salsa Verde Dressed Red Potato Salad

I hated potato salad for a very long time, I think mostly because the store bought mayonnaisey ones from the grocery store are pretty disgusting.  But this potato salad is incredible.

It is dressed in an herbed green dressing, also known as an Italian salsa verde (different from the Mexican version).

I love having this in the fridge to snack on, and it is delicious eaten cold.  And the best part is it only takes 15 minutes to make from start to finish (5 minutes for the water to boil, and 10 minutes of boiling the potatoes).

Salsa Verde Dressed Red Potato Salad


1 lb red potatoes, skins on
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped basil
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp minced capers
salt and pepper to taste


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by whisking together everything but the potatoes until combined.

Boil the potatoes for about 10 minutes until they fall off the blade when pierced with a knife. Drain the potatoes, break/cut them up if desired, and immediately coat with the herb dressing. By dressing the potatoes while they are hot, the flavors soak into the potatoes a bit as they cool. Enjoy at room temperature or cold.

Leave a comment:


  1. Char James-Tanny posted on April 11, 2011 at 9:00 am (#)

    This sounds really good! (And I like mayo-based potato salad…at least, I like my own 😉 )

    Do you cut the potatoes before or after cooking?

    • Joanne replied on April 11th, 2011 at 9:04 am

      I should try making my own mayo based potato salad, and see if I like it. I feel like a lot of store bought foods aren’t really fresh/the highest quality, so I will give my own a try =)

      I break them up after cooking. It’s optional, but I will put a little note in there. Thanks for catching that Char!

  2. Platanos, Mangoes and Me! posted on April 11, 2011 at 9:29 am (#)

    I cut after cooking. This salad is really beautiful and a must make.

  3. freshandfoodie posted on April 11, 2011 at 11:33 am (#)

    Yum! I’ve always loved potato salad but have never had it prepared like this. Looks delicious!

  4. Seedotkay posted on April 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm (#)

    my mom makes her own potato salad, but she always uses the japanese kewpie mayo! really good!

  5. Bettie Gonzalez posted on April 11, 2011 at 11:41 pm (#)

    I love this idea, I like mayo but in small quantities, my mom has this recipe and I made it for her in my own way with less mayo and some of the same ingredients. She loved it, I might have to try this one out for her. I think she’ll love this too.

  6. Rufus' Food and Spirit Guide posted on April 15, 2011 at 8:40 am (#)

    That looks so good. I think I could eat two of those bowls full!

  7. Calogero Mira posted on April 15, 2011 at 10:52 am (#)


  8. movita posted on April 16, 2011 at 6:27 am (#)

    Sounds like a nice, fresh potato salad. Great for summer!

  9. rsmacaalay posted on April 17, 2011 at 6:26 am (#)

    Lovely salad yo have there. Yummy!