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Potato Salad with Cornichons and Capers Recipe

Potato Salad with Cornichons and Capers Recipe

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How To Make Potato Salad with Cornichons and Capers

Lend some finesse to your classic potato salad by adding capers and cornichons and using a mustard and olive oil dressing instead of mayonnaise.

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



  • 2lbspotatoes,(small red and Yukon gold)
  • 2tbspcoarse salt,(plus 1½ tsp)
  • 2tbspred wine vinegar
  • 1tbspdijon mustard
  • cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1smallred onion
  • 5cornichons
  • 2tbspcapers
  • 2tbspfresh flat-leaf parsley,coarsely chopped
  • ¼tspfreshly ground pepper


  1. Cover potatoes with water in a medium saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 7 minutes, or until tender.

  2. Drain potatoes, reserving 1 tablespoon cooking water. Let potatoes cool slightly.

  3. Whisk together vinegar, mustard, and reserved cooking water in a small bowl. Gradually add oil, whisking until emulsified. Transfer potatoes to a medium bowl, and drizzle with vinaigrette.

  4. Add onion, cornichons, capers, parsley, remaining salt, and pepper. Using a large spatula, gently stir to combine.


  • Calories: 224.20kcal
  • Fat: 4.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.64g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.96g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.37g
  • Fiber: 5.91g
  • Sugar: 2.78g
  • Protein: 5.16g
  • Sodium: 662.03mg
  • Calcium: 39.63mg
  • Potassium: 1008.29mg
  • Iron: 2.21mg
  • Vitamin A: 10.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 48.92mg
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