Zippy Potato Salad

When I think of potato salads, I usually think of a mayonnaise laden salad that isn't too healthy, or picnic friendly in the warm summer months.

When I went home last month, my mom made this potato salad... it was based off my grandmother's recipe.  I don't recall eating this as a child, but I didn't like potato salad and was a very picky eater.  After trying this salad... I seriously couldn't stop eating it.

I returned home to a double share in my CSA and as luck would have it, I had 5 lbs of red in it!  I cooked up the potato salad, and added a TBS of aleppo pepper flakes for a little spice (completely optional as it isn't in the original recipe).  This is a very light salad... simple flavors.  The hubs even liked it and he isn't a fan of potato salads!

I used avocado oil in my salad... my mother used olive oil... the original recipe called for canola oil.  I think you could use a little less oil, but I haven't tried it that way, so I'm not sure.

It would be a perfect accompaniment for all your summer bbq's - I'm definitely serving it the next time I grill some carrot dogs!

Zippy Potato Salad
5 lbs red potatoes, scrubbed clean
1 medium red onion, diced
1/2 cup avocado oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 TBS sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 TBS Aleppo pepper (optional)
Place potatoes in large pot and bring to a boil over high heat, turn heat to medium and simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes are just fork-tender. Drain and allow potatoes to cool completely.
With a paring knife, carefully peel skins and cut blemishes from potatoes. Thinly slice peeled potatoes and place into a large salad bowl, Add onion.
In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, water, salt, and pepper(s). Pour mixture over potatoes and onion and toss gently.
Chill until ready to serve.

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  1. Apple cider vinegar is the best in salads isn't it?!

  2. I love potato salads, with or without mayo! This looks delicious!

  3. Yes, it definately does!

  4. I'm amazed at how simple and good it is!

  5. This looks awesome! I love the vinegar. Mmmmmmmm.

  6. Thanks for posting this. I have fond memories of it (of course I always loved potato salad), but a certain mother has failed to give me the recipe! Just made it and LOVED it!