Warm Balsamic Potato Salad

Hold the mayo for this one; balsamic vinegar and olive oil flavor this salad of roasted potatoes, caramelized onion, and fresh basil.

Warm Balsamic Potato Salad


  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 pinch salt, optional
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds (1.3 kg) red potato, diced and roasted
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and caramelized
  • 3/4 pound (345 g) roma tomatoes
  • ½ cup (10 g) fresh basil leaves


  1. Place vinegar, olive oil, garlic and mustard into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 30 seconds.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Place warm potatoes, caramelized onion, tomatoes, and basil in a bowl. Drizzle blended vinaigrette over the vegetables and toss to combine.

Chef's Notes

When caramelizing onion, use a medium-low heat and allow the onions to cook for 20 minutes or until golden-brown. When roasting potatoes, place a sheet pan in the oven to preheat the pan. Toss the potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl or skillet. Then pour the potato mixture on the preheated pan to cook. For meat lovers, toss cooked, chopped bacon with the vegetables. You can also substitute the bacon drippings for half of the olive oil in the dressing.