So I almost called this one Pantry Potato Salad – because it can be whipped together in 15-20 minutes with only pretty basic pantry ingredients. But that sounds so boring, right? And this potato salad… well it IS simple, but in my opinion it is too good to be boring!
You would be surprised how delicious the combination of red potatoes, dried herbs, good olive oil and dijon mustard can be – there’s no vinegar or mayonnaise in this recipe and I don’t think you’ll miss it. When the dried herbs hit the warm potatoes, magic happens. Dramatic, I know. But it’s almost like they turn into fresh herbs. And then the bright and tangy dijon mustard puts it over the top. It’s really good – I’m not kidding! If you need an quick, easy and flavorful side dish for everything from grilled chicken and burgers to pork tenderloin and baked salmon – look no further! (If you aren’t in the mood for potatoes you could always try my pepper jack macaroni and cheese – 5 simple ingredients and it never disappoints)
- 6 medium sized red potatoes
- 1/2 an onion
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon dried (or fresh) parsley
- 2 teaspoons dried (or fresh) chives
- 1/2 teaspoon dried (or fresh) dill
- Rinse 6 medium-sized red potatoes and scrub them well to remove any dirt. Cut the potatoes into 2-inch pieces. Add to cold water with a half of an onion.
- Bring to simmer and cook until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork (about 10 minutes). Discard the onion half. Drain the potatoes in a colander, but do not rinse them.
- In a medium-sized bowl combine the olive oil. dried herbs, and salt. Toss with the warm potatoes. (You want to dress the potatoes while they are still warm so the potatoes absorb all the flavor).
- Add the dijon and toss the potatoes again carefully so you don't break them apart to much.
- This potato salad is delicious served warm, but I've also enjoyed it cold the next day.
Do you have any quick and easy recipes that only use a handful of pantry staples? I would love to hear your suggestions!