Warm Potato Salad

This Warm Potato Salad recipe is, of course, delicious, when served warm, but it is also amazing when served at room temperature.  Which means this is a wonderful do-ahead salad that can be brought to cook-outs, BBQs, picnics…or anytime you’re enlisted to bring an amazing side dish.

This Warm Potato Salad is a summer-time favorite, but we still enjoy it year round.

It’s so good.

Warm Potato Salad recipe

We absolutely love small red potatoes. They are really the perfect size and texture for a potato salad.

The tartness of the cornichons (pickles) and the zip from the chives really brings this salad to life.

Doesn’t a good potato salad just conjure memories of good times? Well, if not, make this potato salad, and that will change!

Warm Potato Salad recipe

And let’s talk about this vinaigrette, shall we?

Sherry vinegar, along with two types of mustard and top-notch extra-virgin olive oil.  Now, that’s good stuff.

It’s so wonderful to see the cooked potatoes just soaking in the incredible vinaigrette.

Yum!

Warm Potato Salad recipe

Oven temperatures can vary pretty significantly from oven to oven, so use the bake time in the recipe as a framework.

If a sharp knife can easily be sliced through the cooked potato, you’ know they’re ready. If not, stick them back in the oven for 15 minute intervals, until they are perfectly cooked.

This salad is always a crowd-pleaser.

Warm Potato Salad recipe

I love roasting these potatoes so much, I truly believe it gives the potatoes such a better texture than when you boil them.

The vinaigrette makes this potato salad so wonderful, but you also don’t lose the taste of these glorious little spuds.

You’ll find yourself going back for seconds with this salad, no doubt!

Warm Potato Salad recipe

Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, I like to peel the skin off of about half of them.

This is obviously not required, but it does vary the flavor and texture a little, and adds to the already beautiful presentation.

After you add the dressing, it’s good to break some of the potatoes up a bit with the back of a wooden spoon. This helps them absorb even more of the incredible vinaigrette.

Warm Potato Salad recipe

Talk about a bowl of beauty! And so delicious!

Now, hurry and go make this incredible Warm Potato Salad recipe!

Warm Potato Salad

This Warm Potato Salad recipe is the perfect make-ahead salad. It is great when it's warm, of course, but it's equally as delicious when served room temp. Perfect for picnics, cook-outs, and any other kind of gathering when a wonderful potato salad is needed.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato salad, warm dish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Kris Longwell

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs small new red potatoes
  • 6 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp coarse ground mustard
  • 6 to 8 petite dill pickles cornichons, roughly chopped, plus 1 tablespoon of the pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil we love Rancho Azul y Oro
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chives chopped

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and roast them until tender, about 40 to 55 minutes. (check doneness by inserting a sharp knife).
  3. Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette by whisking together the vinegar, both mustards, pickles and pickle juice in a bowl large enough to hold the potatoes.
  4. Whisk in the olive oil and then the vegetable oil. Season with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper and then stir in the chives.
  5. Remove the potatoes from the oven and allow them to cool enough to handle.
  6. If desired, peel about half of them.
  7. Add the potatoes to the vinaigrette and using the back of a wooden spoon (or your fingers), break some of the potatoes up a little.
  8. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if desired.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

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