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Potato Salad with Herb Vinaigrette

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Chances are if you invite me to a BBQ, I’ll bring these potatoes. Chances are if I invite you over for a BBQ, you’ll eat these potatoes. Summer fresh potato salad with herb vinaigrette is a BBQ staple in our house. This potato salad is dead simple: while the potatoes are simmering, whisk the vinaigrette  in the serving bowl, add the steaming hot potatoes and allow them to bathe in herby vinaigrette goodness for 20 minutes and DONE.

Herbs for Potato Salad with Herb Vinaigrette | Paleo | Whole30 | Gluten-Free |
I can’t help but top everything I make in herbs from my backyard throughout the spring and summer.  For this salad, I enjoy the combination of rosemary, sage, chives (and their blossoms, when available) and summer savoury but use any you’ve got. If you’re on the Whole30 – omit the honey – it will still be delicious, I promise.

The salad can be made a day in advance and served at room temperature or slightly warmed immediately after making. It’s so simple to put together with common pantry ingredients that I often make it for weekly meal-prep  to use as a starchy side or to add to a green salad with olives and tuna for a quick riff on a nicoise.Potato Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette | Paleo | Whole30 | Gluten-Free |

But wait!? Are white potatoes paleo?

The Whole30 program has added white potatoes back into its acceptable foods list but has the paleo community? This hotly debated topic generally concerns the high glycemic index of potatoes in relation to health goals and activity levels and the presence of glycoalkaloids.  Amy Kubal, RD says go for it  (in moderation) if you personally tolerate them, and so does Bill Staley over at Primal Palate with a few caveats but Loren Cordain warns heavily against them. Check out their articles on the topic if you’re hesitant to add potatoes to your paleo life.

Here at FPTP, we have potatoes in moderation because there are only so many sweet potatoes and starchy squashes a person can eat! And frankly, I am not convinced the presence of glycoalkaloids is worth the worry. Variation is the key to my food happiness.

What’s your opinion on the great paleo potato debate?Creamer Potatoes for Potato Salad with Herb Vinaigrette | Paleo | Whole30 | Gluten-Free

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Potato Salad with Herb Vinaigrette
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Prep Time 10
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Prep Time 10
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  1. Add potatoes to medium pot, fill with cold water to about 1 inch above potatoes. Bring to a simmer on high heat and let cook until potatoes are cooked through about 20 minutes.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, prepare the vinaigrette. In a large bowl mix together remaining ingredients. Whisk until incorporated.
  3. When potatoes are cooked through, drain and immediately add to vinaigrette. Mix to coat all the potatoes and let sit for at least 20 minutes for potatoes to soak up the vinaigrette.
  4. Stir to coat all potatoes with vinaigrette while sitting
  5. Taste and adjust salt if necessary.
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