Lemon Vinaigrette Potato Salad Recipe
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Lemon Vinaigrette Potato Salad Recipe

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I developed this recipe for a friend who needed a potato salad that could withstand Fourth of July weather. The vinaigrette was a safe and delicious alternative to traditional mayonnaise-based potato salads. I've also substituted fresh thyme for the basil. Any fresh herbs would be great! —Melanie Cloyd, Mullica Hill, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 165 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 fat.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, herbs, vinegar, lemon peel, salt and pepper.
  2. Drain potatoes. Place in a large bowl; add onion. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Serve warm or chill until serving. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Lemon Vinaigrette Potato Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2012, p30

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KT70 228568
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"This sounds like what I was looking for! A friend of mine makes a delicious potato salad with green beans, olive oil and such but WILL NOT GIVE ME THE RECIPE! Lol, it's become a bit of a joke. This sounds wonderful."

bitaminita 197268
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014


reh037 197864
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"By FAR the best potato salad I've ever had!"

mrscrazyed1 188048
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"Made exactly as called for. Served warm, nothing to write home about; it tasted as if there was too much oil in the dressing. However, served cold, it was surprisingly good. Will probably make again and just serve it cold."

justmbeth 198886
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"Super easy to make and very light tasting. Used fresh basil but dried parsley. Definitely will do again."

ferndale52 122671
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"ok, nothing special."

I'm The Maid 197267
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"Excellent! Very fresh tasting."

larrry4235 194450
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"Used balsamic vinegar, no fresh basil or parsley, just the cheesy dried parsley flakes, and it still was excellent. I really liked the piquant flavor of the oil/vinegar/lemon juice mixture. It enhanced the potato flavor instead of masking or overwhelming it. Can't wait to taste it tomorrow after it seasons overnight in the fridge!"

MDBond 122670
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"This was delicious. I mixed it up a bit by adding fresh green beans - cut in bite sized pieces - just as the potato water started boiling. Both were done in about 8 - 10 minutes. Also, used minced shallot instead of onion for a milder taste. The dish was colorful and delicious. Thanks for the recipe."

Sessor1951 197863
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"I loved this potato salad due to the fact that I really don't care for mayonnaise. The lemon vinaigrette with the fresh herbs makes it yummy. I added green onion instead of chopped onion and I also added fresh rosemary out of my herb garden. Will definitely make it again. My husband loved it!"

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