Creamy Dijon Potato Salad With Basil

"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!"
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  • 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


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

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  1. 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!
  2. This was so very very tasty, I really liked the use of pancetta, I also added green onions...great potato salad...THANKS!!!


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