Pack some sandwiches and this springtime potato salad with radishes and a light vinaigrette, and head to the park for a summertime picnic.

Picnic fare does not need to be gourmet. In fact, some of the simplest foods taste best when eaten on a blanket spread out under a tree. Put together some sandwiches and serve them alongside a simple potato salad. Traditional mayo-based potato salads show up at summer picnics every year, but why not make something a little lighter? This version pairs tender red-skinned potatoes with spicy radishes and a light thyme vinaigrette.

After lunch, let lie down on the blanket for a mid-afternoon nap or play a game of catch with the kids. A perfect summertime afternoon!

Potato radish salad prep

Healthy potato salad with radishes & vinaigrette

Serves 4 to 6


The dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

The salad:

  • 2 pounds red-skinned potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 6 medium radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


The dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, fresh thyme, salt and pepper.
  2. Gradually pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly, until the dressing is combined.

The salad:

  1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with salted water. Set the saucepan over high heat and bring the water to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are just tender (not falling apart). Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl. Add the radishes and green onions.
  3. Add the dressing and toss gently to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Serve.

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