Potato salad with mustard & honey dressing



Potato salad is a reliable side dish for most occasions, especially picnics and summer barbecues.  Most potato salad recipes are laden with mayonnaise. This recipe offers an alternative way of preparing a potato salad.  This potato salad is great for people that want something lighter and not mayonnaise based. This potato salad is made with creamy potatoes, green beans,onion, herbs and a tangy- sweet dressing.I used  lemon juice instead of vinegar for a fresh-tasting salad.This potato salad can be made ahead of time and in fact tastes better when it has a chance to sit for a few hours to absorb the dressing. This salad works well at either room temperature or served cold. This dish is easy to transport and therefore a great  dish to bring  along to a picnic or a barbeque.


(Serves 4 as a side dish)

800 gram potatoes

250 gram greens bean

1 spring onion

1/4 red onion

a handful fresh parsley

5 stalks chive



1 tbsp dijon mustard

1 tbsp mustard

1 tsp honey

1 tbsp olive oil

the juice of 1/2 lemon



  1. Put the potatoes in a large pot, cover them with water and bring to boil. Boil for about 12- 15 minutes until they are fork tender.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking bring another pot of water to boil. Once it is boiling add the green beans. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until fork tender.
  3. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the mustard, honey, olive oil and the lemon juice.
  4. Mince the onion, parsley, spring onion and chive and set aside.
  5. When the potatoes are cold, add half of the dressing to the potatoes and toss to coat the potatoes.
  6. Add the green beans, red onion, parsley, chive, spring onion to the potatoes.Toss with the remaining dressing and serve.


47 thoughts on “Potato salad with mustard & honey dressing

  1. Looks delicious, and I am sure wil taste much lighter and fresher than mayo laden versions. I have made a creamy potato salad that has 1/4 the amount of mayo and used sour cream as a substitue, which is also much nice than 100% mayo. But the mustard dressing sounds like a real winner to me. Enjoy, and I will save for summertime. margaret


  2. This is my favourite kind of potato salad but the recipes I’ve seen tend to go nuts on the olive oil so it’s great to see a recipe that dials that back a bit a favour of other flavours. If we ever get any sun and I ever bbq again..I’ll get right on this, thanks!


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  4. This looks so good I am making it today. I just posted a potato salad with pesto recipe on my blog last week. Potato salads are the best, aren’t they?


  5. This looks absolutely delicous. Really summery and so nice not to be covered in mayonnaise (not that I have anything against mayonnaise, I love it, but sometimes..)


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