Warm Potato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

A summer potato salad couldn’t be easier. Warm baby red potatoes are drizzled with a basil-packed dressing made with garlic, vinegar, and mustard.

Warm Potato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Though this dressing can be whisked by hand, a food processor renders it a wonderful shade of green.–Fine Cooking

Warm Potato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients


Directions

Steam the potatoes over boiling water until tender when pierced with a paring knife, about 15 minutes. (Alternatively, boil them in well-salted water until tender. Drain them and return them to the pot in which they were cooked and set over low heat for a few seconds to dry them.)

In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. With the motor running, gradually add the oil until completely incorporated.

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, halve or quarter them, depending on their size. Put them in a serving bowl and drizzle with about 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette. Serve warm with extra vinaigrette on the side, if you like.

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Recipe Testers' Tips

This was a really simple recipe to make, but oh-so delicious. Steam the potatoes and process the basil vinaigrette. The vinaigrette adds so much flavor, and is delicious on the still-warm potatoes. I’ll make this again exactly as written. It’s a wonderful side dish for almost any meal.

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