Red, White, and Blue Roasted Potato Salad

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Last weekend I finally made it to Wegman’s.  Have you ever been to this grocery store?   For years I’ve heard all about it and I was worried it wouldn’t live up to the hype.  I need not worry as it totally did!   Fresh baked bagels and dinner rolls, delicious lunch meats, live lobsters, fresh made sushi, and a trail mix bar are just the tip of the awesome iceburg at this place.   Living in a small town, I was like a kid in a candy store buying up everything I can’t get at home.

Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad using 3 kinds of potatoes!

In the produce section they had just about everything I could ever want.   Since the 4th of July holiday is coming up I was thrilled to find red, white, and purple potatoes that I could use to make a tri-colored potato salad.   They had fresh herbs of every type, whole fruit and chopped fruit, and a crazy array of greens.   It was such a fun trip and I can’t wait until my next one!

I used the red skinned potatoes, purple potatoes, and small fingerling potatoes to make my salad.   I was going to boil the potatoes but switched it up and instead roasted them along with onions and garlic.   I could have just eaten the potatoes as they were when they came out of the oven.  Luckily I didn’t and was able to put them together in a potato salad.

Colorful red, white, and blue potato salad is the perfect patriotic side dish!

I actually plated the salad two ways.  The first was a deconstructed potato salad with the sliced potatoes in a red, white, and blue pattern with the dressing drizzled over top.   The other way was the traditional way of mixing everything together in a bowl.   I loved the dressing that I made for this.   I skipped the mayonnaise and made and oil, vinegar, and mustard dressing which was fabulous with the tri-colored potatoes.  This is a fun and festive potato salad that is great for a picnic (served traditionally) or a dinner party (served deconstructed).

Colorful red, white, and blue potato salad is the perfect patriotic side dish!

Red, White, and Blue Roasted Potato Salad

Red, white, and blue potatoes roasted then drizzled with a tangy lemon and mustard vinaigrette with fresh herbs on top.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 2 lb. potatoes (red skinned fingerling, and purple, sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 large onion cut into wedges
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sherry
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place the potatoes and onions in a single layer on two cookie sheets. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, flip the potatoes, add the chopped garlic, and cook for 6-8 additional minutes or until the potatoes begin browning. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, combine the Dijon mustard, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and sherry. Whisk to combine. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil until combined. Stir in the parsley and rosemary. Taste, then add salt and pepper.
  • If making the deconstructed salad, layer the potatoes in red, white, blue pattern on plates. Thinly slice the roasted onions and place a few on top of potatoes. Drizzle with the dressing.
  • To make the mixed potato salad, place the potatoes in a large bowl. Thinly slice the roasted onions and add them to the potatoes. Pour the dressing over top and toss to coat.


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  1. There is Wegmans about an hour from me, but I have yet to make a stop by there. I hear it’s like the best!

  2. No Wegmans near me. Too bad they sound like a great store. I never thought of making a patriotic potato salad! What a wonderful and unique idea.

  3. I too love our local Wegmans! The only place I can get our ‘ORGANIC’ anything! Every time I go, I spend way too much money, but it is worth it. Living in Western NY right at the border of Canada…..five minute walk to the bridge, so we have to share our Wegmans with the Canadians, so it is always packed. I love being able to taste samples of their wonderful salad bar, the free samples of the olive station which is huge. Amazing store and in winter….even MORE appreciated for this Western (frozen in winter) New Yorker! Also love our new Trader Joe’s but have to drive a lot farther to get there…….

    1. I totally agree! I love both Wegman’s and Trader Joe’s. I have to drive over an hour to get to either of them but it’s worth it for the quality of the products and the variety of the foods.

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