End of Summer Tour and Farmer’s Red Potato Salad Recipe

The ultimate end of summer salad, enjoy this fresh Farmer’s Red Potato Salad Recipe made with corn on the cob–delicious for any picnic, party, or potluck! This post has been updated with new photography!

Farmer's Red Potato Salad Recipe

Friends, a few years back I went to the heart of rural America, to visit Black Gold Farms for a farm tour! Today I’m sharing my experience with you, plus a favorite summer salad, Farmer’s Red Potato Salad Recipe.

Farmer's Red Potato Salad Recipe

Smack dab in the middle of summer (it was hot), our adventure took us to Black Gold Farms. There we met the Halverson family, learning more how Hallie Halverson planted his first crop of potatoes on the home farm near Forest River, N.D., in 1928.

Farmer's Red Potato Salad Recipe

Not only did we walk through the potato fields, we enjoyed a farm-cooked meal with the farmers. My friends Heidi from Foodie Crush, and Angie from Big Bear’s Wife, came along!

Farmer's Red Potato Salad Recipe

The farms not only sustain themselves and the land they cultivate, but they help feed the world!

We learned about fresh grown white chippers, golds, fingerlings, sweet potatoes, and reds.

Which, speaking of reds, I did get a bag of goodies in the mail, including a 5 pound bag of reds, and you’re going to LOVE my recipe I’m sharing with you today! I really enjoyed learning about where our food comes from, and there’s nothing like taking an agriculture experience with a farm tour!

Farmer's Red Potato Salad

Farmer’s Red Potato Salad Recipe

Potato salad is so versitile, but this recipe with a balsamic dressing, and fresh corn on the cob and garden tomatoes, is my all time favorite!

Farmer's Red Potato Salad Recipe

Just look how fresh these ingredients are! You can also add black beans or any other farm/garden veggies.

So many options …

Farmer's Red Potato Salad

I mixed and matched a few recipes together and I used what I had in my fridge!

Farmer's Red Potato Salad

The secret is in the sauce, right?

Farmer's Red Potato Salad

You can prepare the potatoes a day or two in advance (do not over cook them) and let them marinate in the sauce!

Farmer's Red Potato Salad Recipe

So easy – and the flavor is out of this world!

Perfect for end-of-summer garden veggies! ENJOY!

What’s your favorite way to use “red potatoes” in a salad?

Farmer's Red Potato Salad Recipe

Farmer's Red Potato Salad

You can serve this dish at room temperature just after it’s tossed together, or make it ahead, refrigerate, and serve chilled. You can also add a can of black beans.


  • 2 1/2 pounds Black Gold Farms Red Potatoes, cut into 1″ chunks
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 4 ears)
  • 1 cup green beans, blanched and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup small heirloom tomatoes or grape tomatoes, cut in small pieces
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, cut in half
  • 4-5 hard cooked eggs, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons each chopped fresh tarragon, basil, and dill
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (Trader Joe’s White Balsamic Vinegar is excellent!)
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil water in a medium size pan for the potatoes. Once the water comes to boil, add the potatoes until the potatoes are soft (fork tender), 8 minutes or so. Drain; set aside.
  2. While the potatoes are boiling, in a small bowl, whisk together the salad dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard and salt and pepper. Add the dressing to the cooled potatoes and marinate the day before (for better flavor), or the day of. Leave a few tablespoons of dressing to drizzle over the top before serving.
  3. At the same time, in a smaller pan, boil water for the green beans. When the water comes to a boil, add the green beans for 2 minutes. Use a collander and hold under cold water under the sink until green beans are cooler or immediately put into ice water.
  4. Boil the 4 eggs and cool. Peel and quarter right before serving.
  5. Chop the other ingredients, including the fresh herbs. Leave some fresh leaves out to garnish the salad with.
  6. Right before serving, add all of the ingredients to the already marinated potatoes. Toss together and serve, drizzling the last 2 Tb. of dressing over the salad.
  7. Garnish with fresh herbs.
All images and text ©

Other Potato Recipes: BEST Potato Salad, Mexican Shepherd’s Pie, One Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs.

Roasted Potato Salad with Bacon Dressing from Foodie Crush
Red Potato and Shrimp Hash from Big Bear’s Wife
6 Amazing Recipes with Red Potatoes from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Shrimp Boil with Mushrooms and Dill from Cook the Story
and Crawfish Boil Recipe from Cook the Story

This post was sponsored by Black Gold Farms. As always, all opinions are my own.

Farmer's Red Potato Salad Recipe





109 comments on “End of Summer Tour and Farmer’s Red Potato Salad Recipe”

  1. Ooo I love visiting farms–just followed “Better with Reds” on both TW and FB!

    I like to make Provincial Style Potato Salad with rosemary and capers.

  2. simple! just potatoes, olive oil and basalmic….maybe some chopped herbs.

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  4. I am a carb freak , so I like potatoes anyway !!

  5. Sandy, that potato salad looks amazing for anyone’s Memorial Day weekend spread! Thanks for sharing.
    My mom is the potato salad afficianado in our family. She makes a very simple, but classis Southern potato salad with mayo, mustard, and pickle relish! Can’t tell you how many times she has been asked to make it! It’s a family favorite.
    Would love to meet you (and win this giveaway)! Yay!

  6. I love making a warm, German style potato salad with reds!

  7. Ooooo, look at all the yummies in that potato salad, I love it!!! Can’t wait to see who will join you on your trip with Black Gold Farms, yay!! Have a great long weekend, Sandy. xo

  8. I love to use red potatoes in Loaded Baked Potato Salad!

  9. I adore using red potatoes in a German potato salad!

  10. The Pioneer Woman has an awesome recipe for a smashed red potato–I can’t remember the name of it but it’s SO good. First you boil them until fork-tender then you smash them individually on a baking sheet, add butter and fresh seasoning then pop them into the oven to crisp. Truly outstanding!

  11. This looks drool-worthy!

  12. Oh oh oh oh oh! Me Me Me Me Me! Please please please please! Pick Me pick me pick me!

    (if you can picture Arnold Horshack from Welcome Back Kotter, that is what I am doing right now).


  13. I usually prepare roasted red potatoes for dinner at least once per week, and so I love throwing the leftovers onto a green salad for lunch the next day to “beef” it up. I especially love to eat it with Annie’s honey mustard dressing- something about the flavor combo is so delicious!

    I am definitely Pinning this salad- looks awesome!

  14. What a great giveaway! I really love using red potatoes in salad with some greek yogurt and curry powder. Totally delicious.

  15. in my grandma’s famous german potato salad recipe

  16. What a fun giveaway to kick off the summer season! Beautiful salad, Sandy–

  17. Ohhhhh love love love me some spuds!!

    Your recipe looks fab Sandy!!

    My fav way to use red potatoes in a salad: in a dressing made with half sour cream and half mayonnaise, topped with crispy bacon and chives.

  18. I love my grandmother’s simple potato salad: potatoes, grated hard boiled egg, Dijon mustard, Duke’s Mayo and a smidgen of finely chopped onion. So simple and so good!

    I follow you and Better with Reds on Twitter as menusmeals4moms and on FaceBook as Aimee Roberts Porter:)

  19. (ooohhh and entered the comp in all the ways, apart from instagram :-))

  20. I follow you on Pinterest as aimeep and on Instagram as menusandmealsformoms. Thanks for hosting a really awesome giveaway!

  21. AHHHHH!!!!! If this giveaway was based on how many times we entered, I’d stay glued to the computer so I could MAKE SURE I’d have the most entries!! Ha! For a couple of reasons:

    1) It’s a joke in our family that I’M the meat & potatoes person; I’ll choose potatoes over a rice or pasta every time. My go-to recipe for an easy side dish EVERYONE likes is to dice red potatoes into large chunks, drizzle in olive oil, and toss with cracked pepper and kosher salt. I’m usually baking something else (and don’t have a double oven), so I adjust cooktime based on whether the main dish is 350-425.

    2) I love the STORY of the things I enjoy; hearing from the farmers and spending time with them would be interesting and an unexpected adventure for me.

    3) My favorite potato salad is the one in my ragged Better Homes & Gardens cookbook; it’s consistent and delicious.

    4) This kind of trip with YOU? Well, I can hardly bear the thought of winning because that would be icing on an already-yummy cake :).

  22. Followed both on Twitter and Facebook. This would be so fun!

  23. Followed you on Pinterest!

  24. This looks delicious! Super yum! We grow potatoes on our rooftop and it’s always the most exciting to dig them up!

  25. I’ve been following you on Twitter for years :).

  26. And I NOW follow @BetterWithReds on Twitter :).

  27. Yep, I’m an RE fan on FB already….

  28. I would love to win a trip to the farm and the opportunity to meet YOU in person! :) I love making potato salad with red potatoes. My close second favorite dish is smashed red potatoes.

    I follow you and Better with Reds on both Twitter and Facebook!

  29. ….and OF COURSE I now follow Better with Reds on FB, too.

  30. Apparently I’m your stalker: I follow you on Pinterest :)

  31. I follow you on Pinterest and Instagram!

  32. And I follow your pics on Instagram as PensieveRobin :).

  33. I love red potatoes in regular potato salad with skins on and no hard boiled eggs.

  34. I planted my very first crop of potatoes about 6 weeks ago!! :)

  35. I just love a good old warm potato salad with red potatoes!

  36. LOVE potatoes just about anyway they’re cooked
    [and I’ve been known to eat slices raw with a little salt…]
    but I esp. love German Potato Salad – yum!

  37. I love them with butter and salt and pepper!

  38. Followed on Twitter and Facebook.

  39. Count me in. I’ll try your salad

  40. Well, I love potatoes! I used to do potato roundups on my blog..that’s how much I love them!! And it would be so fun to take a trip together and represent our beautiful state!! I also follow you on Twitter and FB and now I follow them Better with Red too.

  41. Your recipe is BEAUTIFUL! I like to use cubed potatoes mixed with mayonnaise, onion, sweet pickles , boiled eggs and cheese chunks. Then eat it super cold!

  42. I Follow @Better With Reds and @SandyCoughlinRE on Twitter, and follow Better With Reds and Reluctant Entertainer on Facebook

  43. I follow you on Pinterest!

  44. I follow you on Instagram

  45. I love red potatoes in a steak salad with some fresh green beans. Delicious.

  46. I follow you both on twitter (@addicted2recipe) and Facebook (Addicted2Recipes)

  47. I follow RE on Pinterest (Addicted2Recipe)

  48. Are we supposed to make seperate comments for entry. Doesn’t say. Guess I will to be sure

    Follow @Better With Reds @immortalb4

  49. I Follow @SandyCoughlinRE on Twitter @immortalb4

  50. I follow Better With Reds on facebook

  51. I follow Reluctant Entertainer on Facebook

  52. I follow you on Facebook and twitter!

  53. I follow on Pinterest-immortalb4

  54. I follow on instagram

  55. I’m following on Pinterest!

  56. I follow on Instagram!

  57. Great giveaway!!! I love using red potatoes in a warm spinach salad. Red potatoes make everything better.

  58. I do a basic mayo and mustard based potato salad with them. Red potatoes are my favorite kind!

  59. I love red potatoes using Pioneer women’s smashed potato recipe!

  60. My favorite way to eat red potatoes in a salad is Loaded Baked Potato Salad from my blog. I am following on Facebook and Pinterest.

  61. I like to dice potatoes really small, fry them until crispy and add then to a salad at the end. It’s my take on a crouton! Very good.

  62. I follow you on FB and Twitter.

  63. I put in for a bonus entry by following. Thanks!

  64. Wow! This looks like such an amazing trip!! I would LOVE to win!!

  65. Well, it’d be one way for us to finally meet up, right?! Looks like a lot of fun, and after spending so much time in Ukraine, we do enjoy a good potato!

  66. I love red potato salad!

  67. WOW what an amazing giveaway!

  68. I follow the reluctant entertainer on Pinterest

  69. Yea! I have the recipe now!

  70. Ok, that is a GORGEOUS salad!!! Love all of the colors! And this farm trip sounds amazing! :-)

    Following everyone everywhere…

  71. This looks like a fabulous potato salad!

  72. I love roasting red potatoes with thyme or rosemary and throwing them into my salad or just eating them plain

  73. I am now following @Better With Reds and @SandyCoughlinRE on Twitter, and following Better With Reds and Reluctant Entertainer on Facebook

  74. I am now following Reluctant Entertainer on Pinterest and Instagram!! :)

  75. Roasted with butter and herbs.

  76. To be honest, because I don’t like mustard and mayo, I’ve never been a fan of potato salad–I’ve never had any other than the traditional kind. Your recipe looks good enough for even me to try though! I do love potatoes in just about any other form.

  77. I think my favorite red potato recipe would be a creamed potato salad that my mom always used to make. Whenever we take it anyplace, no one has ever seen a potato salad that’s not chunky potatoes but mashed. It’s always a hit, too. I’ll have to try your red potato recipe! Thanks!

  78. I just followed you via Pinterest.

  79. I like oven-roasted red potatoes.

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  81. I saw a Warm Greek Salad on Rachel Ray on Friday. I can hardly wait to try it.

  82. I follow RE on Instagam. (addicted2recipe)

  83. My uncle was a farmer and we now own some of his farmland in southern Missouri so I love visiting farms…especially with such great company!

  84. I follow Better with Reds on Twitter.

  85. I’m following you on Twitter!

  86. I like Better with Red on Facebook

  87. I follow you on Pinterest!

  88. I follow you on Instagram!

  89. I love German potato salad with plenty of onions, bacon and vinegar- warm of course! Yum!

  90. I make a lemon and fresh herb potato salad that’s always a hit!

  91. Shrimp, andouille sausage, corn, and red potato salad…almost like a seafood boil but without the work.

    I would love to win the trip…two Oregonians headed out to learn more about potatoes in a state that my father’s family still farms in! Great learning opportunity.
    I follow you on FB, twitter, pinterest and intstagram, as well as follow
    Better with Red on Fb and twitter.

  92. I only have a Pinterest account of all the entry requirements you listed. But I did find you and BGF’s “better with reds” pinterest page and I’m a follower of both now. Thanks.

    I’m an unadventurous eater of potatoes in salad. I like them with a little salt, butter and lemon dressing. And bacon crumbles never hurt the potato or the salad. :)

  93. I love eating just a simple potato salad with red potatoes. Just some olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs is delicious!

  94. I follow you on twitter :)

  95. I like you on facebook :)

  96. I follow you on pinterest!

  97. I follow Better with Red on facebook :)

  98. I follow Better with Red on twitter!

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