Sunday, August 05, 2007

Potatoe Salad with Lemon and Herbs

Saw this interesting potatoe salad recipe from Pam Anderson in Bon Appetite and made it for a bbq with friends.

3 pounds baby red potatoes (used baby yukon gold)
3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar (used cider vinegar)
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
3 medium green onions, thinly sliced
1 celery stalk, cut into 1/3-inch cubes
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
11/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
Bring potatoes to boil in large pot of water. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 17 minutes. Drain; let stand until cool enough to handle, about 20 minutes.

Cut potatoes into 3/4-inch pieces. Place 1 layer of potatoes in large bowl; sprinkle with some of vinegar and salt and pepper. Continue layering potatoes with vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add all remaining ingredients; toss. Season with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and chill.

Serves 8
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetite

Note: Changed a few ingredients based on what I have around. I also added 1/4 sour cream to the recipe as I liked my potatoes salad more creamy. H, who is not a carbs fan, enjoyed this potatoe salad and found it very fresh and summery. I liked the fresh herbs addition, and the lemon peel gave it a nice zesty flavor too. Will be keeping this recipe for a nice summer side dish.


Anonymous said...

Parsley is a good idea. My kids may not like it though but for my guests I think it would be something different. :)

Sounds like your girls will eat anything you serve them? Do they like this potato salad?

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Judy,
I used flat Italian parsely, and the combination with thai basil, dill and lemon zest really liven up this potatoe salad. LOL! My kids will eat MOST of the food I prepare for them, and yes, they liked the fresh herbs on their potatoe salad too. :)

Anonymous said...

I thought from Pamela Anderson! Hahahha!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Tigerfish,
LOL! I thought of her too! ;)

wonda said...

I have lots of potatoes. This is a good idea to use them up. I have only grounded dried basil and dried dill. Would it taste the same?

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Wonda,
The fresh herbs gives it a great summery taste, but you can used dried herbs too. Just use a lesser amount.

Cris said...

I like it more creamy too, my oldest one loves potato salad, and so do I!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey Chris,
Try this one! :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Oops! I meant Cris. Must get caffine now!