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Mustard and Chive Potato Salad

by Aggies Kitchen on August 22, 2013

Mustard and Chive Potato Salad | AggiesKitchen.com  #potato #salad #summer #recipe

I absolutely cherish my time at home with my family on the weekends. My husband’s work schedule can be demanding, so the weekends have always been time to really reconnect the family unit and basically “chill out”. Our favorite kind of weekend day is what we declare “pool day!” where we get what needs to be done done, then get in our suits, turn on some music and bust out the blender for some frosty drinks (that has actually been put on hold for now obviously) poolside. Those are the days we usually grill out too, which is always a win.

Due to a bit of a crazy season my family’s been in lately, our “pool days” seem to have become far and few between. It happens, so when we actually get a free day to just chill, it’s extra special and definitely appreciated.

Mustard and Chive Potato Salad | AggiesKitchen.com #potato #salad #summer #recipe

A couple of weekends ago we threw together a great classic summery meal – grilled chicken sausages, potato salad, and a fresh peach and spinach salad that hit the spot. I don’t always make potato salad, not sure why, but I had a bag of really pretty potatoes that I wanted to turn into a side dish so with just a few ingredients I created this light and easy potato salad recipe – perfect for any grill day.

Mustard and Chive Potato Salad

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb mixed potatoes (I bought a small bag of variety potatoes - blue, red, yellow)
  • 2-3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard (I used Grey Poupon Country Dijon)
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives

Instructions

  1. Cut potatoes into even sized pieces (halves and thirds, depending on size of potatoes). Place in a pot, cover with water, add salt to water and place on medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce just a bit and cook for about 6-8 minutes (time will depend on size, so you will want to check potatoes during cooking process too). Test for doneness, should be fork tender.
  2. Drain potatoes and set back in pot to cool. Splash with 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar while potatoes are still warm (will absorb best this way).
  3. Once potatoes have cooled, mix mustard, mayonnaise, chives, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add potatoes to the dressing and gently toss to coat. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
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Kim | Just For Clicks August 22, 2013 at 7:43 am

This is why I love your blog Aggie…. Great idea for this weekend! Recipes like this that are quick to whip up. Delish. Healthy. And I would not have thought to grill the chicken sausages and serve like hot dogs…. such a healthy alternative. Pinning this to make this weekend ~~ In need of easy! This back-to-school routine is about to kill me. :) Hugs Friend!!!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

This potato salad is perfect!! I love all the flavours!!

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Sheila August 22, 2013 at 8:24 am

Mustard how I love thee let me count the ways!!! This salad looks fantastic Aggie!

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cassie August 22, 2013 at 8:51 am

This is definitely my kind of potato salad. I love mustard!!

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Tieghan August 22, 2013 at 8:52 am

Love these flavor together!! Mustard makes everything better!

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl August 22, 2013 at 9:22 am

You had me at grainy mustard. I need to send this to my aunt – she has so many chives right now in her garden!!

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Karly August 22, 2013 at 9:35 am

Sounds like a perfect meal for a family pool day!

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Meagan @ A Zesty Bite August 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

I need several pool days. Where I can just sit and float in the pool and pretend that I have nothing to do except float. This is a great dish for a good day by the pool.

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Amy @Very Culinary August 22, 2013 at 11:29 am

I need more potato salad in my life. And pool days.

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Chris Mcnabb August 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Loved the addition of the chives brought out the distinction of mustard more than mayonnaise

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shop vouchers August 23, 2013 at 4:35 am

so yummy! I can eat this all the time!

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Jersey Girl Cooks August 23, 2013 at 7:35 am

I love simple dishes. I will have to try mustard in my potato salad next time I make it.

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Sandy Coughlin August 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

Love potato salad! And I love pool days with my family even more. Such a blessing, isn’t it?

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles August 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

So perfect and simple and yummy. I love whole grain mustard with potatoes!!

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Melanie @ Nutritious Eats August 26, 2013 at 11:50 am

What a great summer meal. Luckily you get to enjoy many more meals like this with your FL weather!

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Julia August 26, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I love mustard and potatoes–what a great summer salad!

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Nutmeg Nanny August 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Oh wow, this potato salad looks incredible :) just exactly the flavors I love!

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Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking August 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

My husband’s work is pretty hectic as well and we’re always looking forward to the weekend to catch up.
This potato salad sounds like a great addition to our lazy dinner ideas, so easy to make and so delicious!

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Laurie {Simply Scratch} August 27, 2013 at 10:57 pm

What a beautiful and simple potato salad! Love it!

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