French-Style Potato Salad with Dijon Mustard

Transport your taste buds to the charming streets of France with our French-Style Potato Salad featuring a zesty Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette. This salad combines tender potatoes with fragrant herbs and tangy cornichons, all dressed in a flavorful vinaigrette that captures the essence of French cuisine. Whether served warm or chilled, this salad is a versatile and delicious addition to any meal.


  • 1 1/2 pounds of potatoes, diced
  • 3 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 3 tbsp dill, chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, finely diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup diced cornichons (or dill pickles), if desired
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar (or sherry vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced/grated (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cornichon (pickle) juice (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the Potatoes: Boil diced potatoes until tender but firm, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.
  2. Prepare the Vinaigrette: Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, grainy mustard, minced garlic, and cornichon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine the Salad: In a large bowl, mix cooled potatoes, parsley, dill, green onions, shallot, and cornichons. Drizzle prepared vinaigrette over the mixture. Gently toss to coat evenly.
  4. Serve: Adjust seasoning if needed. Serve warm or chilled. For best flavor, let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving if desired.

Conclusion: Experience the refreshing taste of this classic French-style potato salad with a modern twist! Perfect for any occasion, this salad captures the essence of French cuisine with its vibrant flavors and delightful textures. Whether enjoyed as a side dish or a light meal on its own, this potato salad is sure to impress. Bon appétit!

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