May 21, 2014 4

Potato Salad with Massaged Kale + Grainy Mustard

Potato Salad with Massaged Kale + Grainy Mustard | @withfoodandlove

I love overly-indulgent, mayonnaise-rich potato salad.

I could eat gallons of it.

This is a confession.

But, also I love a potato salad that is rich with flavor, spice, depth and texture. One that you can feel proud to serve at all your barbecues, parties and picnics this summer. This potato salad with massaged kale and grainy mustard dressing is exactly that.

Potato Salad with Massaged Kale + Grainy Mustard | @withfoodandlove

Potato Salad with Massaged Kale + Grainy Mustard

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Serves 4

This salad is great served warm or cold. It keeps well when stored in the refrigerator, and can be prepared ahead of time. I used the Lacinato kale variety, but curly kale would also work.


  • 8 - 10 small yellow potatoes, quartered
  • 3 cups kale, super finely shredded
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup stone ground grainy mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives or scallions, chopped
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling water until tender, drain when they are done cooking and then set them aside.
  2. In a medium bowl toss the finely shredded kale with the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Massage together with your hands for 3 minutes - it will turn slightly wilted and bright green.
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine the remaining olive oil, mustard, garlic powder, chives, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well until the dressing is smooth and creamy. In a large bowl combine the potatoes, kale and grainy mustard dressing. Combine well and serve warm, or refrigerate until desired temperature has been reached.

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4 Responses to "Potato Salad with Massaged Kale + Grainy Mustard"

  1. Reply

    Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen

    June 4, 2014 at 2:49 AM

    I’ve always put mustard in my potato salads and the grainy kind is the best, next time I’m adding kale too that sounds so good!

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    Nina Lyman

    August 7, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    I clicked on a recipe I really wanted..called creamy dreamy avocado potato salad and it came up the grainy mustard one..i cannot find the one i want…why..where is posted a photo of it..very very frustrating

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      August 7, 2014 at 5:40 PM

      Hi Nina – sorry for your frustrations. I responded to the email that you sent me this morning with the old recipe. Hopefully that will solve the problem.

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    October 10, 2017 at 8:43 PM

    I love the massage aspect of this recipe. Good reminder of how to add love as the key ingredient.

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