We just booked our plane tickets to Germany for Christmas so I felt like a German-inspired dish was in order. And this simple and yummy potato salad was just right for this time of year. Although there’s no mayonnaise in this salad, it still has a creamy mouth-feel from the mustard. A hint of sweetness and a tart finish make this recipe the perfect side dish for all your meaty cold-weather dishes like herb pork chops or oven-baked sausages.
Northern Germany tends to use mayo in their potato salads, however, vinegar and mustard are more traditional. I used apple cider vinegar, perfect for the fall season. Make sure to use red potatoes for their tender yet firm texture when cooked, you don’t want a mushy consistency in your salad.
Easy No-Mayo German Potato Salad
- 4-6 red potatoes, cut into chunks
- 1 small shallot, finely diced
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon German or Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
Cut the potatoes into chunks then place in a pot and cover with water. Add a generous pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are firm and tender.
While the potatoes are cooking, mix together the shallot, vinegar, sugar, mustard, olive oil and parsley to a bowl. Mix in the potatoes and toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or cold.
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: serves 4-6
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