Fourth of July is coming soon and that means camping, cookouts, potlucks and picnics!
And if I know you, you’re looking for a hearty dish that you can take to that gathering and not worry about the dreaded “sitting out in the heat” problem. No problem! Herbed Picnic Potato Salad is full of flavor, without the mayo!
I am a potato salad lover. (actually give me all of the carbs)
Potato salad with eggs, mayo, mustard, pickles. You name it, I love it.
But unfortunately as a physician that deals with food poisoning on a regular basis, these are not always good ingredients to have on the picnic potluck table.
Enter this Herbed Picnic Potluck Salad that gets it’s flavor from pickled onions, capers, and lots and lots of herbs. First of all, pickled onions are something that I almost always have in my refrigerator. They are amazing on avocado toast, mixed in with eggs, layered on gyros and topping grain bowls. And if you already have these in your refrigerator, this herbed picnic potato salad is a snap to throw together.
Although I never advocate for leaving food out in the sun, this one is at least a little bit safer, without a compromise in flavor.
And don’t you just love those gorgeous pink pickled onions?
The Best Herbed Picnic Potato Salad
This is the perfect potato salad for your summer gathering! No mayonnaise means that this picnic potato salad can sit out on the buffet table while you enjoy your celebration.
- 2 1/2 pounds red potatoes scrubbed but with skins on
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup dill finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons parsley finely chopped
- 3 Tablespoons capers
- 1/2 cup pickled onions chopped into bite size pieces
- 3 Tablespoons brine from the pickled onions see Notes for my favorite recipe!
Cut potatoes into quarters. Place in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Boil until fork tender, approximately 5 minutes.
Drain and allow to cool. Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces. Place in a large bowl.
In a pint sized jar, place olive oil, dill, parsley, brine from the pickled onions, and capers. Shake well to combine. Pour dressing over potatoes. Toss with pickled onions.
Allow to sit 30 minutes before eating. Taste and add salt as needed.
I use this recipe for Pickled Onions from A Farmgirl's Dabbles. (I always have these in my refrigerator as they are good on everything!) If you have these pickled onions all ready to go, this Herbed Picnic Potato Salad recipe is so quick and easy to make!
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What I use to make this herbed picnic potato salad…
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Jars to hold your pickled onions in your refrigerator. I use these Ball canning jars for just about everything!
All Clad Pots make boiling your potatoes easy! Plus they last forever.
These large bowls are perfect for tossing your potato salad and storing in the refrigerator prior to the party.
Looking for some other great potluck foods?
Apple Brussels Sprouts Salad. Healthy and delicious, this is salad perfect for sharing.
The Best Ever Fiesta Guacamole. Serve with chips or vegetables, this one will gobbled up!
Grilled Peach and Herb Panzanella Salad. Bright and filled with herbs, this salad becomes something magical as the bread soaks up the dressing and peach juices.
Lemon Rosemary White Bean Dip. Simple, packed with protein, and delicious, this dip can be served with raw vegetables or pita chips!
Whiskey Sea Salt Caramels. Although I wouldn’t traditionally think of this as a potluck food, I guarantee you’ll be the star of the party if you bring these.
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