Roasted Potato Salad

by Lana Stuart on July 8, 2011 · 14 comments

Roasted Potato Salad

I know what you’re thinking. “Another potato salad? Seems like recipes for potato salad are popping up everywhere just because it’s summer.” Well. If you’re thinking that this is going to be just another potato salad recipe, you’re wrong. So wrong.

There are so many different kinds of potato salad! There’s the traditional Southern style with a mayonnaise dressing like Beeop’s favorite that I posted a long time ago. Then there are the wonderful bacon-y German potato salads like this one from my blogging friend Barbara at Modern Comfort Food. I also saw a great Apple Cider Potato Salad posted by Chef Georgia Pellegrini earlier today! That’s one I plan to try very soon!

But my current favorite potato salad is this Roasted Potato Salad. In this version, the potatoes are cubed, then tossed with rosemary and garlic and coated with olive oil. Then that’s all baked until the potatoes are done and slightly browned. But here’s the best part. The hot potatoes are then tossed into a tangy mixture of Dijon mustard, lemon juice and fresh parsley. Those little cubes of perfectly cooked hot potatoes just soak up every bit of that deliciousness making this one of the most delightful potato salads I’ve ever eaten. I’ve found that this salad is best served hot and goes with almost anything you want to put it alongside. We enjoyed it with an expertly grilled rib-eye just last night. I really hope you’ll try this recipe. I think you’ll like it a lot!

Roasted Potato Salad
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Roasted potatoes, garlic and rosemary tossed with dijon mustard and lemon juice
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 lbs. russet potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 tblsp. olive oil
  • 2 tblsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine the potatoes, garlic, rosemary and olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Toss well so that the potatoes are coated with the oil.
  3. Place in a single layer on a large baking sheet and cook for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and lightly browned.
  4. Meanwhile combine the fresh parsley, mustard, lemon juice and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Transfer the hot, cooked potatoes to the bowl and toss with the mustard and lemon juice mixture.
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–Slightly adapted from a Food Network recipe in “50 Potato Salads,” July/August 2011 issue

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1 Amy | She Wears Many Hats July 8, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Roasted potatoes! Gotta try this one sometime soon.


2 Lana July 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Do try it, Amy. I think you’ll love it!


3 Bizzy July 8, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I can see how roasted potatoes would be superior in the salad rather than boiled. Thanks for the tip.


4 Lana July 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Yes, the hot roasted potatoes really absorb all the lemon juice and mustard. It’s a fabulous combination.


5 Barbara @moderncomfortfood July 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm

You say, “another potato salad?” I say bring it on, Lana! Summer and potato salad are such a perfect match, and I’m always on the lookout for delicious new recipes for the latter. Love love love your innovative approach here with roasted potatoes, rosemary, lemons, and garlic. Oh boy, and can’t wait to try at our next BBQ!


6 Lana July 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Thank you, Barbara! We’ve enjoyed this potato salad several times recently, even serving it to my Mama and Grandmother when they visited a couple of weeks ago. Everyone right down to the youngest at the table has asked for seconds :-)


7 sippitysup July 9, 2011 at 9:58 am

Potato salad does say summer and yours says it really well. GREG


8 Lori @ RecipeGirl July 10, 2011 at 11:57 am

Simple and lovely and perfect for summer. I’d say the only thing I might try adding is bacon!


9 Dmarie July 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

oh, my, I love dijon mustard…this sounds so yummy!


10 Julie M. July 12, 2011 at 7:22 am

I love the idea of this salad. It sounds a lot lighter than a traditional potato salad which is very appealing when it’s hot. Nice recipe!


11 Lana July 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

Thanks, Julie. We have really enjoyed this potato salad this summer. The recipe is definitely a “keeper.”


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