I am usually home on the 4th of July. Mad visits her dad over the summer, so it’s usually just me. But this year I went to a few parties, and had to come up with some side dishes to bring. I have never made potato salad before, but I decided to change it up and not make the mayo based kind. This is a quick and easy side dish, great for summer parties or any night of the week with dinner.
Rustic red potato salad (adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe)
8-10 small red potatoes sliced at least an inch thick (I purchased some fresh potatoes from the farmers market, if not available in your area a small bag of red potatoes works fine)
1/3 cup lemon juice
Zest of one lemon
1/2 cup coarsely chopped herbs (i used chives, italian parsley, and baby dill)
3 tablespoons olive oil
Steam potatoes in a steam basket until tender, about 10 minutes. Or cook until tender, but not soft in boiling, salted water
Put cooked potatoes in a medium bowl, toss with lemon juice and zest, season with salt and pepper. Cool for an hour covered in refrigerator
Add herbs and oil to potato mixture, season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve at room temperature the same day or salad can be stored in fridge for up to 48 hours.