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Rustic Potato Salad

This classic potato salad recipe is a crowd favorite for any summer picnic or BBQ. The tangy mustard dressing pairs perfectly with the creamy potatoes and fresh herbs, creating a side dish that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Tasty Team
92% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Rustic Potato Salad

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 1 ½ lb red potato (680 g), cut into 1-in (2 1/2 cm) pieces
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3 strips bacon, diced
  • small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 263
  • Fat 12g
  • Carbs 23g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 13g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot, cover with enough cold water to cover the potatoes by 2 inches (5 cm), and bring to a boil. Season with ½ teaspoon salt, reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon for five minutes or until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  3. Add the onion to the bacon fat in the pan. Cook until tender and golden, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar and mustard. Season with the remaining teaspoon of salt and the pepper. Add the potatoes, bacon, and onions. Toss to coat. Stir in the chives. Serve warm.
  5. Enjoy!
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Rustic Potato Salad