Summer Potato Salad

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Looking for a great potato salad for this weekends Fourth of July festivities? Well, look no further. This lightened up version of a potato salad is perfect for big BBQ’s and parties this weekend and it will stay good all day long! Especially because there is no mayo in it – which means it can hang out on the buffet table for as long as you need along with all your other Fourth of July goodies like, Chipotle Guacamole, Strawberry Basil Lemonade, and BBQ Baby Back Ribs!

This potato salad consists of 3 fabulous parts. 1, the potatoes. I like the use dutch baby potatoes because they nice and creamy and you don’t have to peel the skins! 2, the scallions. These little bites of freshness just make the salad pop. 3, the champagne shallot vinaigrette. It’s a winner. And you’ll want to eat it on just about everything once you’ve tried it.

Summer Potato Salad

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 4 cups dutch baby potatoes cut in half
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 1/3 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 6 scallions chopped


  • Place the potatoes in a large pot once sliced. Add enough water to the potatoes so that they are all covered.
  • Place pot onto the stove over medium high heat and cook until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Drain water from potatoes and set the potatoes aside to slowly cool.
  • Prepare the vinaigrette by combining the shallows, champagne vinegar and dijon mustard into a bowl. Slowly steam in the olive oil while whisking. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl and toss with the vinaigrette. Sprinkle with green onions and serve. (Can be served warm, at room temperature or chilled)


  1. Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream, blueberry scones, blackberry muffins and strawberry cream pie to finish off a barbecue to which we are invited. Would love a set of CutCo knives and could really use them.

  2. Great give-away. thank you. My family gets experimented on enough so on days like the Fourth they prefer traditionalist. So, we eat, Slow barbecued ribs, grilled potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw and desert.

  3. I will be attending a friend’s party for the 4th of July. I think I will make a pasta salad with tomatoes, feta, and cucumber. Yum!

  4. Good old American Macaroni Salad, brats, and a patriotically colored dessert! I love Cutco knives! My mother in law has a set and they are amazing! I’ve always wanted to buy my own set, but have never been able to afford to!

  5. I adore cutco knives!!! I am looking forward to a big juicy cheeseburger with avocado! Yuummm 🙂

  6. In the interest of our new healthy eating plan, I am going to make beer can chicken for the
    4th. Your potato salad looks great!

  7. I love sharp knives, and good ones! I’ll be preparing veggies for a chopped salad to go with our steaks. Fresh fruits are always good to cool things down. We like to keep things simple without too much fuss so we can enjoy the day and our company! Happy Fourth!

  8. I’ll be making Strawberry Pretzel salad. It’s more like a dessert than a salad though. Love it!

  9. No real parties for us this 4th since our kids are out of town but I will most likely grill my husband & I a nice juicy steak. Just might fix this potato salad because is sounds yummy!

  10. We are actually having an engagement party so we are making turkey sliders and hotdogs in blankets and other mini food items. And of course, some strawberry lemonade!

  11. I’m making a bacon and cheese omelet for the fourth!!! PS: Love Cutco, I’m a sales rep and have my own set

  12. Wow, what a great giveaway! Strawberry-blueberry pancakes for breakfast on the 4th, then vanilla ice cream parfaits with more strawberries and blueberries (of course) for dessert while we check out the fireworks at our local park. Thanks for the chance, and Happy 4th to you too!

  13. I made grilled jalepeno pepper poppers stuffed with a 3 cheese filling, which were a big hit as the appetizer at our family get together today! Recipe from I made this potato salad last night to go with burgers… Delicious! I love vinegar and this recipe was just perfect!

  14. I’m planning on blueberry strawberry pie, for patriotism (and to use up all those extra berries lying around)!

  15. The potato salad looks wonderful as do the knives. Thank you for sharing! Love your blog!!!

  16. Although I know it’s no the healthiest for you, it’s been a tradition at our 4th of July parties to have 7 layer dip, it’s so good! This year I am also making a healthier version that is a Greek inspired seven layer dip.

  17. My favorite thing I am making for the 4th of July is a low country boil. I only make it once a year and the other 355 days of the year, I am counting down. LOL Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Have a very Happy and safe 4th.

  18. I made Apple Butter Baked Beans and Lemon Blueberry Bars – both delicious for a cookout on the 4th!

  19. I’m not really making anything special. The party I went to didn’t need a dessert (boo!), so she requested a pasta salad I’ve made before. Nothing exciting!

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