Outdoor Entertaining

Tarragon Potato Salad with Cured Salmon and Lemon Vinaigrette

August  7, 2013

Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.

Today: Potato salad gets a facelift.

Tarragon Potato Salad from Food52

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WHO: La domestique is a cook, writer, and photographer in Cavan, Ireland.

WHAT: Potato salad, all dressed up.

HOW: Boil potatoes, then toss them with herbs, lemon juice, olive oil, and slivers of cured salmon.

WHY WE LOVE IT: Unlike its mayo-lacquered counterparts or its tart, vinegary cousins, this potato salad has both personality and elegance. The herbs give it lift; the salmon, a salty kick. Serve it at your next brunch, and watch it disappear.

Tarragon Potato Salad with Cured Salmon and Lemon Vinaigrette by la domestique

Serves 4

2 pounds new potatoes
1 lemon
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced spring onions, about 4 green onions
1 to 2 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon, according to your taste
4 ounces smoked or salt cured salmon
Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
Crème fraîche or sour cream

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photo by James Ransom


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EmilyC August 8, 2013
This looks seriously delicious! Congrats!
la D. August 11, 2013
Thanks Emily!
ChefJune August 8, 2013
Congratulations! This looks like Sunday's brunch -- with s side of scrambled eggs. ;)
la D. August 11, 2013
Thank you! That is a lovely idea!
aargersi August 8, 2013
What a great take on potato salad - we will try is soon, next brunch!!
la D. August 11, 2013
Happy cooking! Thanks!
fiveandspice August 7, 2013
Congratulations! This looks wonderful!
la D. August 11, 2013
Thank you very much!
em-i-lis August 7, 2013
oh, this sounds lovely!!