Tarragon Potato Salad Recipe

It’s almost the 4th of July, when nearly every self-respecting U.S. citizen will be firing up their grill for a fun summer picnic.  This poses the question, what’s a picnic without potato salad?  Well, I supposed it’s technically still a picnic, but why have potato chips when you can feast on fresh herb covered potatoes married with a creamy dressing?!  Meet my Tarragon Potato Salad Recipe!

I made you some potato salad.  Oh, but it’s not just ANY potato salad.  This stuff belongs in the summer salad hall of fame, you guys!

One of my good friends, Chef Chris Hill, is the culinary genius behind this recipe.  Chris runs the show over at Bachelor Kitchen.  I love potato salad, but typically, I prefer cool salads to warm ones.  However, this recipe changed all of that for me.  The fresh tarragon marries with the creamy dressing and coats the warm potatoes perfectly.  It’s a salad that can be eaten cold, of course, but I think the warm version will be making repeat performances at my dinner table all summer long!

Tarragon Potato Salad Recipe - This potato salad is the best I've ever had. The fresh tarragon gives it so much flavor! Get the recipe from ItsYummi.com

I hope you enjoy this potato salad recipe!

Tarragon Potato Salad Recipe - This potato salad is the best I've ever had. The fresh tarragon gives it so much flavor! Get the recipe from ItsYummi.com

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Tarragon Potato Salad
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Recipe Category: Side Dish
Cuisine: Potatoes
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Warm baby red potatoes are covered in a creamy dressing and fresh tarragon to make a delightful warm side dish for your summer dining table!
  • 10-12 small red skinned potatoes, washed & diced
  • 1/2 cup tarragon, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  1. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Add diced potatoes to the water and boil until they can be pierced with a fork, about 7-8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients and whisk to incorporate.
  4. Remove potatoes from water and drain well; place potatoes back into the warm pot briefly, to extract excess moisture.
  5. Add potatoes to dressing and toss gently to coat.
  6. Serve immediately, or refrigerate to chill for serving later.


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  1. Jody Champion says

    I am always on the lookout for tarragon recipes, as it is a favorite of mine and I grow it in my herb garden. I KNEW this was going to be good when I saw it, and as I am writing this, I am licking the dress in biwl, it is that good. I can’t wait to serve this at the office party tomorrow, but it was simply amazing when it was warm. I will definitely be making this one over and again. Thanks for posting this.

    • says

      Thank you SO much for stopping over, Ann! I hadn’t realized how wonderful the flavor of fresh tarragon is until I added it to this potato salad. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

    • says

      I used to feel the same way, Anita. Just wait until you try tarragon on warm potatoes. It’s probably a sin to feel so affectionate towards a vegetable 😉

  2. says

    Yummers Becca. I like the flavours in this potato salad.

    Weird story. Our lovebird’s name is Tarragon, but when we brought her home she latched onto hubs hand and bit like there was no tomorrow. You know that webbed type part between your thumb and first finger, ya, right there. Beak poked through the other side. She got nicknamed Terror and she’s still going strong 15 years after she ripped him a new hole in his body.
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    • says

      I wish you could have heard the shriek that just belted from my lungs when I thought about that flippin’ beak poking through you hubby’s hand! HOLY CRIPES! I think I’ll pass out now. *thud*

    • says

      Thanks for stopping by to comment, Heather! I hadn’t tried fresh tarragon either until about a month ago. The scent is lovely and I can’t even explain the fresh flavor boost it brings to things like fish and veggies. I hope you’ll let me know how you like it!

    • says

      You ROCK, Adam! I hope you enjoy it as much as B and I have. It’s a tasty, but average, side dish when it’s cold, but serve it warm and everyone will be shouting for seconds!

  3. Karen @BakingInATornado says

    I love Potato Salad and make one similar but not quite the same. I’m going to make these adjustments and see what I think. Can’t wait.


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