Garlic Vinaigrette Potato Salad

Food, as it always is in our family, was the main topic of conversation.  Years ago, my mom came across the easiest recipe for a potato salad – potatoes and a bottle of what I have always remembered being French salad dressing and which mom has tried to reassure me is Italian salad dressing.  Be that as it may and our ever changing palette away from most things preserved and processed (except for Aromat of course) we thought it a much nicer idea to make the dressing ourselves.  What a hit!  We enjoyed it so much, mom made if for us three times in one week!  A must make this absolutely is, especially with the holidays coming up and lots braai’s (barbecues) and alfresco dining with family and friends.

Garlic Vinaigrette Potato Salad


4 medium potatoes – peeled chopped and boiled until tender
40ml white vinegar
1 large clove garlic crushed
15ml sugar
80ml olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
20ml moss curled or flat leaf parsley chopped


  1. Place the potatoes in a dish.
  2. Combine all the remaining ingredients and pour over the potatoes and stir through to coat the potatoes.

44 thoughts on “Garlic Vinaigrette Potato Salad

  1. This has been a family favorite for ages, although we don’t include any sugar. In fact, my Aunt served it during my last visit and your picture could just as easily been taken at our dinner table that evening. It’s a delicious alternative to the “standard” potato salad and one that I’ll be making soon, thanks to your post. Have a great day, Mandy!

  2. I’ve never put vinegar and garlic together with potatoes – but I’m thinking to myself … why not? This sounds wonderful. Hope you have a great weekend !

  3. What I love the most about your recipes Mandy is that i can make them. You use ingredients that most of us have in our pantries and fridges, so your food is very accessible and thank you for that! love this potato salad.. c

  4. This sounds like a potato salad that I would LOVE! I’m so glad you posted this one as I still haven’t found my favorite potato salad recipe yet. 🙂

  5. I love to make potato salads with vinaigrettes. I often add chives and capers to it. Garlic sounds like a great thing to try next.

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