Here's a simple potato salad recipe that is family friendly. This easy side dish recipe is great for parties, events, or weeknight dinners! You can make my oil and vinegar potato salad ahead of time or serve it up cold. Potato salad recipes go great with everything so you can make this recipe year round!
Looking for an easy summer side dish? This Oil & Vinegar Potato Salad takes a few simple ingredients and packs a flavorful punch! It's one of our family's favorite recipes.
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Is this a good recipe for parties and backyard BBQ's?
We barbecue with our neighbors at least once a week all summer. It's one of our favorite traditions!
Now that the kids are older, they've been helping with food prep like chopping vegetables and putting together simple recipes. This is one of those recipes.
I help with draining the boiling water once the potatoes are done cooking, but they know how to chop the onion and make the dressing.
This simple potato salad tastes great warm, but if you let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving, the potatoes will marinate in the vinaigrette dressing and taste even better!
Oil & Vinegar Potato Salad
Summer is a time for fresh ingredients and flavors. When you're grilling something delicious, you need a few simple side dishes as well. The great thing is that this delicious potato salad goes with just about everything so you can pair it up with your favorite protein and be well on your way to a healthy and balanced meal!
This easy potato salad takes less than 30 minutes to make. And it only takes six simple ingredients, chances are good that you have all of these on hand right now! One of my favorite things about this recipe is how simple it is. It contains simple ingredients that come together to form such a delicious final product.
What you'll need to make oil & vinegar potato salad:
- 1 1/2 lbs. yellow or Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp fresh parsley or 1 Tbsp dried parsley
How to make my quick and easy potato salad:
- Boil the potatoes in salted water until just tender, 20-25 minutes depending on size. If the potatoes are varied sizes, cut them to be more uniform so they will cook at the same time.
- In a bowl, combine red onion, oil, vinegar, sugar and parsley.
- Add potatoes to the vinaigrette and toss to coat.
- Serve warm or chill for several hours before serving.
If you have an Instant Pot you can cook the potatoes in there to save time! It's also nice because you won't have to stand over the potatoes while they're boiling to avoid a mess.
How much does this recipe make?
My oil and vinegar potato salad serves 6. I don't like to make too much that it would go to waste but need enough for the whole family! You can easily double this recipe if you are serve a crowd or have guests!
The recipe is really easy to scale up so you can double or even triple the recipe if you want some for home and some to take to your party or event. In our house this never lasts too long because its so tasty and everyone loves it!
Do you have other easy recipes I can make at home?
Having some simple go-to recipes during the busy summer months makes getting dinner on the table so much easier. If you're looking for more easy recipes, take a look at my Recipe Index.
Can't make this potato salad recipe today? That's okay! Check out the easy to print recipe below so you can save this one for next time! You won't want to miss out on these great flavors.
Printable Oil and Vinegar Potato Salad Recipe:
Boil the potatoes in salted water until just tender, 20-25 minutes depending on size.
In a bowl, combine red onion, oil, vinegar, sugar and parsley.
Add potatoes and toss to coat.
Serve warm or chill for several hours before serving.
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