Simple Summer Sundays-Dijon Shallot Potato Salad

It's finally summer everywhere and hopefully you are starting to slow down and enjoy life a little. The weather is beautiful this morning at Good Better Best headquarters and we are looking forward to dinner at our pool tonight with friends.  In looking around the Good Better Best test kitchen I pulled together some ingredients to make a potato salad.  I have shallots, red potatoes and lemons from my farm share and I always have olive oil and Dijon mustard on hand.  This potato salad is great when you want something a little lighter than the traditional mayonnaise based versions and also great for those mayo haters out there.  You know who you are...

This recipe can be made while you are enjoying your morning coffee and then sit in the refrigerator until ready to serve to allow the flavors to combine.

Good Ingredients:
8 red potatoes 
1 large shallot
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium lemon
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
sea salt
black pepper

Wash and dry the potatoes.  Start with the smallest potato and cut into quarters.  Cut the remaining potatoes in the same size.

Bring a large pot of water to boil with enough water to cover the potatoes. At a rapid boil, salt the water generously.  Boil until the potatoes are folk tender but do not over cook.

Drain potatoes and allow to cool.

While the potatoes are cooking or cooling, juice the lemon into a mixing bowl with the zest of one half of the lemon.  Add the olive oil and Dijon to the bowl with the lemon and whisk together.

Mince the shallot and add to cooled potatoes in a large bowl. (you could also substitute a little red onion if you don't have shallots on hand)  Add the dressing mixture and combine adding salt and pepper as needed.  Feel free to add a little more olive oil and Dijon if you think you need more to coat the potatoes.

Place finished potato salad in refrigerator for several hours until ready to serve.  The longer you let it set, the Better the flavor will be.

To make Better, use one element of organic or farmers market potatoes, shallots or lemons.  To make Best use multiple elements of organic or farmers market potatoes, shallots and lemons.

Enjoy the Best Food and the Best Summer!

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