French Herbed Potato Salad {Potato Salad With Vinegar and Oil}

French Herbed Potato Salad is a tasty vinegarette potato salad. This French potato salad is a wonderful side dish for a cookout. You will love to add this potato salad recipe to your collection of cookout salads.

French Herbed Potato Salad


Cookout Week

Cookout week is coming to an end. I hope you liked the cookout recipes I created for this event. I really did enjoy myself creating not only this French Herbed Potato Salad but the:


Lemon Turmeric Grilled Chicken is a healthy and flavorful chicken that you can grill up for your family. It is a new twist on lemon chicken.

Lemon Turmeric Grilled Chicken

Grilled Peach and Fig Balsamic Vinegarette combines the smoky grilled taste of peaches into a wonderful vinegarette that is perfect for a salad. It is the perfect summer dressing.

Grilled Peach and Fig Balsamic Vinegarette



Cookout Sides

One reason I love doing cookout week is that I love creating cookout sides. Cookout salads are always my favorite. I will load my plate up with a side dish for cookout every time.


French Herbed Potato Salad is a tasty salad that uses oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, and a fig mustard to create this #CookoutWeek side dish.


French Farm

As I have mentioned in both the Lemon Turmeric Grilled Chicken and Grilled Peach and Fig Balsamic Vinegarette I got a chance to work with The French Farm. I really love the fig mustard they sent me. This mustard just takes salads to a whole new level.



Potato Salad With Vinegar and Oil

In all honesty, when I saw the products The French Farm has, I was drawn to this mustard. I immediately thought of a vinegarette potato salad. This fig mustard sounded like it would be amazing in a potato salad with vinegar and oil.


French Herbed Potato Salad is a tasty salad that uses oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, and a fig mustard to create this #CookoutWeek side dish.



French Herbed Potato Salad

I admit Ina Gardner French Potato Salad is what inspired me to do my version of a herbed potato salad. I wanted to tweak it in a way that really brings the potato basil salad flavor.  This French potato salad is a great alternative to mayo based potato salad.


Potato Salad With Vinegar and Oil



Recipe For French Potato Salad

A French potato salad is an oil and vinegar based. The lemon and the added fresh basil was a way I could really turn up the flavor in this herbed potato salad. Plus a French potato salad recipe is healthier than the mayo potato salad.

French Herbed Potato Salad from Seduction in the Kitchen



Side Dish For Cookout

That one side dish for cookout always stands out. For me, that side dish for cookout is this recipe for French potato salad. I think because it is a vinegarette potato salad is why it stands out.



Herbed Potato Salad

So if you want something different for cookout sides. Then add this herbed potato salad to your collection of cookout salads. Trust me you will be glad that you did!


French Herbed Potato Salad is a tasty salad that uses oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, and a fig mustard to create this #CookoutWeek side dish.


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French Herbed Potato Salad Recipe
Yield: 8 servings

French Herbed Potato Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
French Herbed Potato Salad is a tasty salad that uses oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, and a fig mustard to create this #CookoutWeek side dish.


  • 2 lbs small white potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fig mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced green onion ((white and green parts))
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves (chopped )


  1. Cube potatoes and boil till they are tender.
  2. Drain in a colander
  3. Place the potatoes in a medium bowl and toss gently with the lemon juice and chicken stock.
  4. Allow the liquids to soak into the warm potatoes before proceeding. about 1/2 hour.
  5. Combine the mustard, vinegar, lemon pepper, basil and slowly whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion.
  6. Add the green onions to the potatoes and toss to mix.
  7. Add the vinegarette to the potato mixture.
  8. Toss to coat everything
  9. Serve it up and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0

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Are you looking for more cookout side dish recipes? I have 2 lists that you can can check out that is nothing but side dishes for cookouts!

I want to hear what you have to say about this recipe that is on SEDUCTION IN THE KITCHEN! Let's get this conversation started! What do you think of this recipe?

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  • Wendy Klik
    June 30, 2017

    I much prefer the vinaigrette potato salads to the mayo based versions. This salad looks wonderful.

    • Deanna Samaan
      July 9, 2017

      Thank you! I was stuck in a mind frame that potato salad is only mayo based. It wasn’t till I tried an oil and vinegar kind that realized it can be much more!!

  • I love that you made a complete meal this week. I’d totally dig in!

  • divya
    July 6, 2017

    WOW ! i never heard of this French Herbed Potato Salad and i m going to try out this .!

  • Candy Rachelle
    July 6, 2017

    I’ve eaten and like ONLY mustard potatoe salad all my life. But this one sounds really interesting! Just may try this!

  • Candace
    July 6, 2017

    This recipe looks so easy! This would be a great side for a barbeque on the patio with friends and family!

  • This potato salad looks AMAZING!! My husband would love it if I made this for him.

  • Lois Alter Mark
    July 6, 2017

    This looks delicious! I love that it’s not mayonnaise-based, which means it’s lighter and healthier. Will definitely have to try it!

  • Ramona
    July 6, 2017

    The French Herbed Potato Salad looks delicious.

  • Adriana Lopez Martn
    July 7, 2017

    Such a lovely salad. French cuisine is simple and complicated because requires perfection and technique. I enjoy a nice salad and this potato salad is perfect and well balanced. I bet the herbs give it a super nice taste. Can’t wait to try!

  • Cynthia Nicoletti
    July 7, 2017

    Your recipe looks fabulous. Such an amazing salad. I have tried to make potato salad before but it didn’t taste to good !! Will give your recipe a try thank you.

  • Sarah Arrow
    July 8, 2017

    Love this Deanna, looks so simple that even I could have a go! Thanks for making it look so easy.

  • Marie
    July 8, 2017

    This looks and sounds amazing!! I definitely want to give this a try. Thanks 🙂

  • Marie
    July 10, 2017

    YUM this recipe looks delicous.

  • Surekha
    July 11, 2017

    I love this recipe. I am going to try it with vegetable stock as I am a vegetarian. Balsamic vinegar is my favorite dressing.

  • Gina
    February 10, 2018

    Wow!!! I like that this is oil and vinegar based. It looks amazing!