French Potato Salad Recipe

French Potato Salad Recipe

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How To Make French Potato Salad

A hearty and filling dinner always works to satisfy the hungry bellies that await the evening’s meal. Here, we give you a simple French potato salad that only takes 30 minutes to make.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 3lbred potatoescut into ¾-inch cubes
  • cupolive oil
  • 3tbsplemon juicefreshly-squeezed
  • 3smallgarlic clovespressed or minced
  • 2tspdijon mustard
  • 1tspfine sea salt
  • ½tspblack pepperfreshly-cracked
  • 1shallotpeeled and finely chopped
  • cupfresh parsleyfinely-chopped
  • 3tsbpfresh French herbsfinely-chopped, (rosemary, chives, tarragon, thyme, dill, or a combo)


  1. Place the diced potatoes in a large stockpot and add enough water so that the potatoes are covered by 1 inch.  Cook over medium-high heat until the water reaches a boil.  Then reduce heat to medium to maintain the simmer, and continue cooking the potatoes for 5 to 8 minutes or until the potatoes pierce easily with a fork.

  2. Drain the potatoes in a colander and let cool for 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl until evenly combined.

  4. Once the potatoes are ready to go, combine them in a large serving bowl with the dressing, shallot and fresh herbs.  Toss gently until evenly combined.

  5. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed, to taste.  Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to chill.

  6. Serve chilled, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.


  • Calories: 216.02kcal
  • Fat: 9.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.39g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.03g
  • Fiber: 4.34g
  • Sugar: 3.01g
  • Protein: 3.86g
  • Sodium: 339.29mg
  • Calcium: 77.95mg
  • Potassium: 848.18mg
  • Iron: 4.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 15.77µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.37mg
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