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Caprese Potato Salad via JennySheaRawn.com

Caprese Potato Salad.

This fresh, light, mayo-free potato salad is perfect for summertime cook-outs and picnics. It highlights the best of summer produce – fresh basil and tomatoes.Caprese Potato Salad via JennySheaRawn.com

I’ve never been a fan of potato salad or other mayo-laden “salads” like tuna, chicken or egg salad. My mom made tuna salad for us as kids, but she used a heavy hand of vinegar and little to no mayo. I liked and still like that tuna salad, but avoid all other creamy “salad” concoctions, especially those served at potlucks or picnics where they always seem to be warming in the hot sun way past their optimal (and likely safe) temperature.

This potato salad is unlike those other heavy, creamy potato salads you’re used to seeing at those neighborhood picnics and bbqs. It’s fresh, light and packed with summertime flavors. And it has 5 simple ingredients: potatoes, tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and Drew’s Rosemary Balsamic Dressing & Quick Marinade.

Try it. It’ll change your mind about potato salads forever.

Caprese Potato Salad via JennySheaRawn.com 

Skip the mayo-laden potato salads and try this simple, fresh, summery Caprese Potato Salad for your next summer cook-out or picnic:

Caprese Potato Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


  • • 24 oz baby reds gourmet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into bite-sized cubes
  • • 12 oz multi-colored medley cherry (or grape) tomatoes, halved
  • • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes
  • • ¾ cup Drew’s Rosemary Balsamic Dressing & Quick Marinade, divided into ½ cup and ¼ cup
  • • 5 large basil leaves, slivered
  • • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Add the potato chunks to a large pot and cover with 1-2 inches of cold water.
  2. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the water and potatoes.
  3. Bring the water to a boil, uncovered, over medium-high heat.
  4. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer.
  5. Cook potato chunks until they are fork tender, about 5 minutes (depending on the size of your potato chunks, this time may be more or less).
  6. Drain the potatoes and rinse with cold water. Toss potatoes with ½ cup Drew’s Rosemary Balsamic Dressing & Quick Marinade.
  7. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes and mozzarella.
  8. Add to potatoes and stir to combine.
  9. Refrigerate at least one hour.
  10. When ready to serve, toss with additional ¼ cup Drew’s Rosemary Balsamic Dressing & Quick Marinade and slivered basil.
  11. Top with freshly ground pepper.
  12. Serve.
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