If you’re like me, you wait for August with an open, excited heart. I’ll be honest - it IS about the potatoes, but it’s also about the room they clear for me to plant other things. I harvest 4 plants and I get about a yard square of new space for me to start plangent my fall items (kale, lettuces, radishes, etc.)
This potato salad is a simplified, no-fuss alternative to German potato salad, but with all of the flavor. If you have fresh potatoes from your garden (or the farmers market), you really don’t need anything complicated to make them taste outstanding, as they do that on their own. This would be a great side recipe for a family dinner, or an addition to a potluck. Also, I won’t insult you by giving you exact measurements, because I truly don’t cook that way. Just eyeball it, and taste for flavor, and you won’t be disappointed. This isn’t math class!
You can use any herbs you have on hand - tarragon is amazing, oregano and thyme. I especially love chives, parsley and dill, as the combo is perfect for this salad.
Two handfuls potatoes, boiled, then cooled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/2 medium sized red onion, sliced thin (or not!)
A drizzle of olive oil
A drizzle of raw apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Few tablespoons of your favorite herbs (I used chives, parsley, and dill)
Combine ingredients together, and taste for seasoning. This salad does really well with the addition of chopped dill or parsley, also (or both). Make it “herb-y”, and make it your way!