This delicious, mayonnaise-free potato salad will be the perfect complement to your grilled fare. Don’t forget to let me know if it also becomes one of your favorites.
1 kg unpeeled new or peeled waxy potatoes (avoid starchy ones)
1.5 liter vegetable broth — Bouillon cubes are good enough …
1 small shallot/onion finely minced
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
5 tablespoons sunflower oil
salt and pepper
parsley and/or chive finely chopped
crunchy small pieces of bacon (optional)
Cook potatoes and minced shallot/onion in boiling vegetable broth. Make sure that potatoes are fully submerged. Reduce the heat to cook them at a simmer.
After approx. 15-20 min if a fork goes easily into the potato, they are done. If not, let them cook for a few more minutes, but keep checking! You want them to be perfectly cooked but not too much that they fall apart. Once potatoes are done, drain them, reserving 1 cup of the broth for the dressing.
Prepare the dressing by mixing the reserved cup of broth together with mustard, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper.
Immediately slice potatoes into ½ cm slices and place them in a large bowl. While still warm, toss potatoes with dressing. Let the potatoes rest at room temperature for 4-6 hours. In this way they will absorb flavors and acquire a nice texture.
Sprinkle chives and/or parsley before serving.
Tip: At home we love the version with crunchy bites of bacon on top!
For this recipe, I recommend to use new potatoes, these are freshly, immature harvested potatoes of any variety. Look for them in late spring or early summer, at the very beginning of the potato harvest. With their thinner skin, you will not need to peel them and will benefit of more flavor and higher nutritional values. If new potatoes are not available, you need to find waxy (medium to low starch) potatoes, because they hold better their shape when boiled and sliced.