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German Potato Salad

A fantastic potato salad tossed with a vinaigrette while still warm. Perfect as a main or side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main, side
Cuisine: German
Keyword: salad
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Lindsey Johnson
Cost: $10


  • Large pot
  • Small bowl


  • 2 pounds red potatoes cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • a few sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons grainy mustard to taste
  • 1 teaspoon  maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook potatoes in salted water just until tender. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, salt, and pepper. Remove the thyme leaves from the stems and add to the vinaigrette.
  • Pour vinaigrette over the hot potatoes and add the green onions. Gently toss. Serve immediately. Can be made ahead and served at room temperature or warmed up again before serving.
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German Potato Salad should be served warm. That's when it's at its best. I drain off the cooking water, transfer the potatoes to a bowl and immediately add the vinaigrette. The potatoes start to absorb some of the vinaigrette . . . oh, it's so wonderful!
We have often eaten this as a main dish with a green salad on the side (a dinner of salads!). But it's also great as a side.
And if you're not a vegetarian, by all means, go the traditional route and add as little or as much bacon as you want.