What’s a July 4th celebration without potato salad? While we previously published a July 4th potato salad recipe, this one is distinctly different. It uses apples for the white stars.

The apple stars are made with Envy apples (photo #3), a newer breed that was created to avoid beginning to brown (oxidize) for up to 10 hours, making it a variety to seek out for recipes.

As a regular eating apple (the trade term is “hand fruit,” the flavor is sweet and the texture is crisp, with a satisfying crunch.

Along with an elegant vinaigrette, the recipe is not your mother’s white-potatoes-with-mayo dish.

Check out the potato salad (photo #1), and also our first Red, White & Blue Potato Salad recipe made with bacon and a protein-packed walnut crunch (photo #2).

If you need more recipes for July 4th weekend, here are more than 60 red, white, and blue recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks.

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RECIPE: RED, WHITE & BLUE POTATO SALAD #2
 
Ingredients

  • 1 pound small red potatoes, halved
  • 1 pound small purple potatoes, halved
     
    For The Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup Champagne vinegar (substitute white wine vinegar)*
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 20 turns of fresh cracked pepper
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    For The Garnish

  • 2 Envy apples, large diced (or substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
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    Preparation

    1. BOIL the red and purple potatoes separately in salted water (should taste like the ocean) until tender. Drain.

    2. WHISK together all ingredients for the vinaigrette and then toss with the warm potatoes.

    3. FOLD in the diced apples and parsley and serve.
     
     
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    *The different types of vinegar.

     

    July 4th Potato Salad Recipe
    [1] A red, white and blue potato salad with crunchy white stars made from non-browning Envy apples (photos #1 and #3 © Envy Apple).

    July 4th Potato Salad Recipe
    [2] Another red, white and blue potato salad with bacon, walnuts, and bell peppers. Here’s the recipe (photo © U.S. Potato Board | Potatoes USA).

    Envy Apples On A Heart-Shaped Board
    [3] The Envy apple, a sweet and crispy apple that avoids browning for 10 hours or more. Here’s more about them.

     

     
     

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