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French Red Potato Salad Recipe

Provincial-Style Red Potato Salad Recipe – This easy to make potato salad recipe is unique and comforting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 2 pounds new potatoes, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, reserve brine
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped thyme
  • 2 teaspoons culinary lavender buds, or fresh chopped lavender buds and leaves
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut each potato into bite-size pieces. Lay them on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with a little oil. Lightly salt and pepper.
  • Shake the pan to spread the oil around. Then roast the potatoes for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown and tender. Make sure to flip once halfway through. Add the chopped garlic to the potatoes 5 minutes before they are ready to come out of the oven.
  • Once the potatoes and garlic are roasted, allow them to cool for a few minutes. Then toss them with the capers, fresh herbs, Dijon mustard and mayo. Mix well, and add a 1-2 teaspoons caper juice to season and thin out the dressing if needed. *Be careful with the caper brine—it’s really salty! Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 31.7mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.5mg