Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

Are you a mayo lover or a mayo hater?! I actually can’t eat mayo due to a food allergy, but according to this hilarious Buzzed video, where mayo haters try mayonnaise, people tend to love or hate it. Fortunately, for the purposes of this post it doesn’t matter how you feel about mayo. The tri-colored potato salad is a winner for those on both sides of the heated mayo debate with its appealing (mayo-free) dijon vinaigrette.

Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

Now, that we’ve solved the to mayo or not to mayo debate, let’s here a bit about the dish. Bacon and scallions are two of my favorite ingredients. The bacon brings warmth, while the scallions bring freshness. You can cook up some extra of both of these ingredients to garnish your side dish. (This means that those who have the first scoop of this side will certainly have the best scoop with the extra ingredients. Yum!)

Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

Now, this mayo free dressing adds a bit of lightness and tang to the salad. Since you add it while the potatoes are still warm, they have plenty of time to absorb all the flavor before cooling. This dish makes great leftovers as well to pack for lunch! So, without further ado, let’s see that recipe!

Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad*

Allergy Warning: Celiac Friendly. Free of Top 8 Allergens. Always pick specific ingredients that meet your dietary needs.

Ingredients

  • 6 strips thick-sliced bacon (& extra for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 cup scallion whites, minced
  • 1 cup scallion greens, minced (& extra for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 lb. Yukon gold potatoes, quartered
  • 1 lb. red skinned potatoes, quartered
  • 1 lb. purple-skinned potatoes, quartered
  • Salt and Pepper

Procedure

  1. Dice the six strips of bacon. Cook the bacon in the pan until crisp. Then, place the bacon bits a paper towel to absorb the excess grease.
    Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

    BACON! Be sure to dice before placing it in the pan!

    Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

    Make sure it’s nice and crisp, but not burnt. :)

    Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

    Finally, remove the excess grease. Ick!

  2. Whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, and scallion whites. Feel free to season with salt and pepper to your liking.

    Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

    Creating the Dijon-Vinaigrette!

  3. Place potatoes in cold salted water. Cover. Bring to a boil. Remove lid and boil potatoes until fork-tender, approximately 5-6 minutes.

    Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

    Cooking the potatoes in the salty water

  4. Drain potatoes and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.

    Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

    Lots of potatoes!

  5. Immediately after (or at least while they are still warm), pour wine over warm potatoes and toss. This will allow them to absorb some extra flavor.
  6. Once the potatoes cool to room temperature, combine the potatoes, bacon, vinaigrette, and scallion greens to complete the dish. You may want to garnish with some extra bacon and scallions. Enjoy!

    Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

    Ta da!

*This recipe came from Issue 106, August 2014, but I still need to determine the food magazine! When it’s updated I’ll add that information.

That’s about it from here! This recipe quickly became a classic dish in our family. It’s a great side for bigger gatherings as well. And, these flavors are sure to transition you from summer to fall. Finally, I’m sharing this dish with my favorite party in the blogosphere- Fiesta Friday. This week it’s co-hosted by  Julie @ Hostess At Heart and Liz @ Spades, spatulas, & spoons.

Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

Mayo Free Tri-Colored Potato Salad (GF, DF)

Happy Cooking and have a wonderful weekend!

* I also shared this piece at Vegetarian Mama’s Gluten Free Fridays Link Up. Come check it out!

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