Lemon and Herb Red Potato Salad
Forget the mayonnaise. An herbed vinaigrette makes it light and fresh.
Why This Recipe Works
Our bright Lemon and Herb Red Potato Salad is a lighter alternative to traditional mayonnaise-based potato salads. To achieve firm-yet-creamy red potatoes that are able to stand up to the herb dressing without crumbling, we add vinegar to the cooking water to inhibit the dissolving of pectin—the glue that holds the cells in vegetables together—and to ensure that our potato pieces hold their shape. A combination of briny capers and tart lemon juice complements the earthiness of the potatoes, while verdant herbs like tarragon, parsley, and chives give this salad a fresh character.