Danish potato salad

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Danish potato salad
Potato salad is usually a dish made by someone else's mother and brought to a potluck. Many versions I have had in the past were mayonnaise based with large chunks of other things in it. This week's recipe is a very welcome upgrade from both a taste and fat content perspective. This recipe can be made up to 2 hours ahead and served at room temperature. (It was still excellent, cold from the refrigerator, as leftovers the next day.)


  • 3 lbs potatoes from Happy Boys Farm
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped chives or green onion tops
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp drained capers
  • 1 Tbsp liquid from caper jar
  • 3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp coarse-grained Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


Cut the potatoes into 1” pieces. I like to leave the peel on for flavor and nutrients. Cook in boiling water until just tender. Drain and cool. Place into a large serving bowl. Toss gently with chives, parsley and capers. Combine vinegar, mustard and caper liquid in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss gently. Adjust seasonings.

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