Red White and Blue Potato Salad

Red white and blue potato salad with a creamy mustard dressing. The perfect patriotic side dish!

Red white and blue potato salad with a creamy mustard dressing. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel The perfect patriotic side dish!

I’m pretty sure there is some absurd statistic about how many accidents occur in or around the home and usually just doing regular everyday things. Like that moment you walk into the open dishwasher and feel like someone smashed your ankle with a sledge hammer. And you find yourself yelling ow ow ow, limping to a seat because it hurts so bad… one child concerned and another seemingly amused but alert and aware of the pain I’m in.

That was probably the worst pain I’ve experienced in recent times. And days later, it’s still sore.

And while we’re on the topic of accidental self-inflicted injuries, why is the funny bone called that? Because we all know it’s not funny for the person experiencing the pain. I think we should petition to have that one changed.

Red white and blue potato salad with a creamy mustard dressing. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel The perfect patriotic side dish!

I’ll be honest. I’m kind of in love with potatoes. Okay, you knew that. Or I hope you knew that. And if you didn’t, then you know now. So we’re all caught up and on the same page.

From now till the weather grows chilly again, barbecues will be the thing. So, clearly everyone needs some good recipes to make or bring to these fun summertime gatherings. Potato salad is a must! And this one pairs a few of my favorite things together… sour cream and chives, Dijon mustard and well… the obvious star of the dish – potatoes! You can easily substitute yogurt for the mayo and sour cream, but I like the extra tanginess of the sour cream, meshing with the chives, mustard and spices. You can also opt to not include the red pepper flakes, but I think a nice kick is always a good thing! Plus, it’s really not that much in the grande scheme of things.

An easy red, white and blue potato salad with a creamy mustard dressing, perfect for the 4th of July and all of your Summer get togethers! A classic Summer side dish with a fun patriotic twist!

Red white and blue potato salad with a creamy mustard dressing. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel The perfect patriotic side dish!

Yield: Makes 4 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes, plus

Red White and Blue Potato Salad

Red white and blue potato salad with a creamy mustard dressing. The perfect patriotic side dish!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2lb Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/2lb purple potatoes
  • 1/2lb red potatoes
  • 1/2C sour cream or yogurt
  • 1/4C mayonnaise
  • 2Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp chives, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

Directions:

  1. Scrub and chop potatoes into equal sizes.
  2. Add red and white potatoes to a small saucepan, cover with water. Bring to a boil, cooking for 15 minutes.
  3. Add blue potatoes to a small saucepan, cover with water. Bring to a boil, cooking for 10 minutes.
  4. Drain potatoes, dry on a paper towel lined baking sheet. Transfer to a large bowl.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Add to potatoes and toss well to coat. Chill until ready to serve.

*Blue potatoes are cooked separately so the color does not dye the other potatoes.

Adapted from Bon Appetit

More Summer recipes to try:

Moist and airy red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! A small batch recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
Mini red, white and blue layered star cheesecakes. A fun patriotic dessert recipe from @bakedbyrachel, perfect for the 4th of July!

Mini red white and blue star cheesecakes
Mini Toasted S'more Cheesecakes Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Mini toasted s’more cheesecakes
Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Roasted strawberry cheesecake ice cream
Chewy coconut chocolate chunk cookies, topped off with flaked sea salt. A must try cookie from @bakedbyrachel

Coconut chocolate chunk cookies

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18 Responses to “Red White and Blue Potato Salad”

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 19, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Fabulous for a BBQ! I love it!

    • Rachel — June 19th, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

      Thanks Marie!

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — June 19, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I love your red, white, and blue takes! Keep em coming!!

    • Rachel — June 19th, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

      Haha thanks Layla! :)

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — June 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    How fun using different colored potatoes, making it festive for July 4!

    • Rachel — June 19th, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

      Totally! :)

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    Shawn @ I Wash You Dry — June 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I could create an entire meal for the 4th with all those recipes you have list there! They all looks so incredible, and I’m seriously going to make that potato salad! I actually have all the colored potatoes on my counter right now, so it’s perfect timing!

    • Rachel — June 19th, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

      Aw thanks Shawn! I hope you enjoy them!! :)

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    Margaret Anne @ Natural Chow — June 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Ooh, I love this festive take on that classic potato salad. This would be awesome at a cookout or on the fourth of July! This is such an awesome idea. :)

    • Rachel — June 19th, 2014 @ 7:54 pm

      Thanks Margaret Anne! :)

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    dina — June 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    potato salad is one of my summer favorites. this looks great!

    • Rachel — June 20th, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

      Thanks Dina!

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — June 20, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Awesome potato salad!

    • Rachel — June 20th, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

      Thanks Chloe!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 20, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Such a cute idea for 4th of July! I hate hitting my shin on the dang dishwasher door. Always a bruise instantly.

    • Rachel — June 20th, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

      They need to make padded dishwashers to prevent injuries ;)

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    Rachel Cooks — June 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Loving this, Rachel! So fun!

    • Rachel — June 22nd, 2014 @ 6:15 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

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