Patriotic Potato Salad is a quick and easy side for your 4th of July menu and backyard BBQ! Feel free to pass the potatoes since this potato salad is light and healthy~ dressed with fresh herbs, olive oil and vinegar and liberated from mayonnaise and eggs!
This patriotic potato salad starts with red, white and blue (or purple) potatoes. I found a medley of mini one-bite potatoes, bagged up ready to go at The Fresh Market but I’ve also seen them at my local grocery store. I used two 24 oz. bags of potatoes but feel free ;) to adjust the quantities to your taste!
Patriotic Potato Salad, recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine
1 lb. blue potatoes, chopped
1 lb. white potatoes, chopped
1/2 lb. red potatoes, chopped
1 1/2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
4 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs of choice~ parsley, basil, dill, thyme or combination
2 tablespoons chopped scallions, or more to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Add potatoes to pot and cover with cold water. Add 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 2 cloves of garlic and salt (tablespoon of salt per quart of water). The vinegar flavors the potatoes and the acid helps the blue/purple potatoes retain their color while cooking.
Bring to a boil, then simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and discard garlic. While potatoes are still hot, add the dressing and season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Stir in tomatoes and scallions. Chill until ready to serve or enjoy warm.
To make dressing: To a jar, add 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs, shaking to combine. Pour over potatoes while hot for maximum flavor.
You can find a printable recipe, here.
If you’re looking for some Red, White, and Blue food fun for your Independence Day celebration, you can find a round-up of 20+ Patriotic and Party treats for your Star-Spangled Celebration, HERE.
However you celebrate, spend a few moments to remember and give thanks for our military men and women and their families, whose service and sacrifice allow us to live in freedom.
Wishing you a Safe & Happy Independence Day, with Liberty & Potato Salad for All!