Hate to break it to you guys, but there’re more ways to dress a potato salad than either mayo or vinegar and bacon. Please, if only for the sake of the potatoes, let’s explore some new dimensions in picnic sides.
VINAIGRETTE FOR THE WIN
A bold Dijon vinaigrette and tons of fresh herbs including flat-leaf parsley, tarragon, and dill give this CHOW potato salad loads of rustic French personality. Photo by Chris Rochelle
THE CHEESE SURPRISE
Who says you even have to stick with red or white potatoes? Home cook Sue Ashline’s sweet potato salad from Saveur combines citrus vinaigrette and candied ginger to create a side that no one’s expecting. Photo by James Oseland / Saveur
GRILL TO TABLE
SOUR CREAM TO THE RESCUE
This Aida Mollenkamp recipe on CHOW with peas, bacon, shallots, and mint ditches the mayo for sour cream. Photo by Chris Rochelle
Leena Trivedi-Grenier is a Bay Area food writer and cooking teacher with an undying love for pot stickers. She earned her master's in gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu. Her writing appears on her blog Leena Eats and in various food-based encyclopedias.