French potato salad



15 min


4 to 6 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 1 kg red potatoes , well-scrubbed
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup peeled and chopped red onion , about 1 small red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parlsey
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • pinch of salt , to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine , at room temperature


  • In a medium saucepan, cover potatoes with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, but not until they fall apart. Drain and let stand until cool enough to handle. (You should make salad while potatoes are still hot or warm.)
  • As potatoes cook, make dressing. Mix oil, vinegar, red onion, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl.
  • Peel cooked potatoes and cut into 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) slices. (Or leave skins on for more color.) You should have about 5 cups (1.25 L). Place potatoes in a shallow serving bowl, sprinkling wine between layers. Pour dressing over potatoes, toss and serve.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 233,
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g,
  • Fat
  • 13.7 g,

Not only is this salad flavorful, it’s perfect for a potluck.


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