Creamy Dijon Potato Salad With Basil

Total Time
15mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

My wife asked me to make her a potato salad but she can't stand the traditional ingredients. So this is what I came up with, everyone loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 -9 red potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 -3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • fresh basil
  • pancetta (or substitute bacon, but it's not as good)
  • 34 cup of your favorite cheese (cubed)
  • 2 stalks celery (thinly sliced)
  • 12 cup red pepper (chopped)
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Boil potatoes until tender and cool.
  2. Mix together mayo, ranch, basil and Dijon and blend.
  3. Pan fry panchetta let drain.
  4. When potatoes are cool mix in sauce then gently fold in veges and cheese.
  5. Garnish with panchetta and a couple basil leaves.
  6. Let sit in fridge for 1 hour.
  7. ENJOY.
Most Helpful

Good recipe! I was looking for a recipe to use more of my basil. I did substitute a couple of items from the recipe. I used a 1/2 cup of Miracle Whip & a 1/2 cup of sour cream instead of Mayo. I didn't have any ranch dressing, so used Honey Dijon salad dressing instead & also still used a small amount of mustard. I also pulled a few spring onions from the garden & chopped both the white & greens from about 5-6. This is a keeper!

pgkeck July 17, 2009

This was so very very tasty, I really liked the use of pancetta, I also added green onions...great potato salad...THANKS!!!

jpecked November 23, 2007