Franco’s 4th of July Potato Salad – Explosive Punch of Flavors!

Chef Franco’s 4th of July Potato Salad!

Franco's Potato Salad

Franco’s Potato Salad

Potato salad on the Fourth of July is just as much a part of the celebration as hamburgers and hot dogs. These granddaddies of the grill would be lost without a good potato salad.

Celebrate your family barbecue and Independence Day festivities with a Star-Spangled-4th-of-July potato salad recipe, that packs an explosive punch. Enjoy!



Franco’s Potato Salad

( serves: 3-5 )


  • Potatoes – 5-6 medium
  • Pickles- 1-2 medium-sized, cut into medium dice
  • Apple – 1 Green, cut into medium dice
  • Onion- 1, minced, or 2-3 spring onions,snipped finely
  • Chives – 3-4 snipped finely, plus more for garnish
  • Capers – 2-3 teaspoons, rinsed ,optional


  • Sour cream – 1 1/2 cups
  • White wine vinegar – 1 Tablespoon
  • Mustard – 1-1/2 Tablespoons (Dijon)
  • Honey – 1-1/2 teaspoons
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • Garlic – 1-2 small cloves, finely chopped


  • Peel and dice the potatoes. Place in a pot with enough water to cover them.
  • Add salt and one teaspoon of white wine vinegar.
  • Boil until the potatoes can be pierced easily with the point of a knife. (approx. 7 minutes)
  • Then, cool to room temperature. If pressed for time, you can shock the cooked potatoes in an ice bath and then quickly drain.
  • Add the potatoes and the next 5 ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour over the potato mixture.
  • Let marinade for at least an hour in the refrigerator.Garnish with additional chives just before serving.

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Happy 4th. of July!










  • cath

    Barbecue, potato salad and the 4th of July…the height of summer celebrations in the US! Great recipe!
    ~cath xo

  • Franco Lania

    Hi Cath,

    Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. Independence day passed, but the barbecue and potato salads are still going strong. :)

    Have a great week,