Summer Vegetable Potato Salad


Hi guys!

Yikes! I feel likes its been forever since I last spilled my guts to cyberspace. I’m just about settled into my new apartment and have been having the time of my life playing around in the big bad city! My new job kicks butt – I spent the entire day yesterday in a photo shoot for these awesome DIY juices, and the entire last week helping recipe write and photograph the cutest little appetizers. And as if tasting, experimenting, and photographing food all day isn’t enough, my apartment is dead center in restaurant heaven….So I’ve been eating out likes its my second job :) My skinny jeans can confirm this.


photo-54My stunning morning run!


Being super touristy and I don’t even care! At the bean in Millennium Park :)


Last pic! First of us girls to take the plunge.. one of my best girlfriend’s bachelorette last weekend


But maybe even more exciting than my first few weeks in Chicago…is that I’m leaving this Saturday on a family vacay to Banff (right by British Columbia), for a full blown week of hiking, biking, and all things outdoors in Canada!

Which will be hilarious. The last time I camped was with Indian Princesses (do any of you know what I’m talking about??) at Yogi Bear Park. With cartoon animals. And nothing higher on the food chain than a squirrel. So in the land of no cell phone signals or washing machines we’re either going to get lost or die of suffocation from sweaty clothes (throwing you under the bus little bro…). Ha! Ok but on a serious note I’m SO pumped! I love this kind of stuff and absolutely cannot wait to hike around – it looks stunning and cannot wait to share pics! Wild bears have nothing on my 5”4′ frame…


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So now to the good stuff – my Summer Vegetable Potato Salad! I am OBSESSED with the vinaigrette dressing on this stuff. Its so so yummy. Whisk together a little olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, dijon, minced shallots, and a little salt and pepper – delish! A note on the white balsamic – if you do not have any, or do not want to go out and buy some, you can swap in regular balsamic or white wine vinegar. I just really prefer white balsamic because its a bit milder than dark balsamic and is clear so it does not stain your pretty pretty potato salad a darker color! Worth the splurge for a party.


You can mess around with whatever seasonal vegetables you find at the farmers market – I used zucchini, corn, tomatoes, and potatoes. Have fun with it! This is such a easy side dish to play with. Plus its a health-ified potato salad you can feel good about serving.


Hope you all have great weekends!! Summer’s officially here when you indulge in some potato salad!


Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine








  1. Your new job sounds awesome! What a beautiful route for your morning runs, too. Call me jealous!

  2. I’m so jealous as your new job sounds amazing ~ Love your tater salad :-)

  3. Your puppy is the greatest–so cute! The potato salad sounds amazing, too. I’ll be at Woodstock Farmers Market picking up the veggies soon!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Aw I’ve only gotten to the woodstock farmers market once this year! I’m hoping to get there again next time I’m home!

  4. Omg camping! ahhh I hope it’s fun (better you than me :P)

    Your job sounds AHHHMAZINGGG and I’m so glad you’re loving your new apartment!

    And this potato salad looks so fresh and nice!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Hahah um.. well lets home we all make it home in one piece. pray for me.

  5. This salad looks so fresh and delicious! Sooo where can I get a job like that?! It sounds awesome congrats!

  6. I love that we both adapted and posted this CL recipe in the same week without even conferring about it! How funny is that? Love your version w the shallots and balsamic – yum!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha and I love that you put BACON in yours!! Amazing. Great minds think alike :)

  7. I love this different spin on potato salad! Looks so tasty

  8. There is all sorts of summer goodness in your potato salad. My favorite has got to be the basil though. Oh I love Chicago. Have the time of your life!

  9. Lol got to love eating out like it is your second job!

    That potato salad looks delicious :)

  10. LUCKY you living in downtown Chgo!!! We were just talking last night about the restaurants we want to try there on our next visit :) And I adore Banff…it’s gorgeous!!!! You’ll have a blast. Thanks for sharing this healthier potato salad…it looks fabulous.

  11. Yum yum yum. Mustard is a must have in potato salad and this looks fabulous!

  12. I just had to comment to say that other than the girls who were in my group, I’ve never come across anyone else who was in Indian Princesses! That’s awesome :)

  13. So many exciting things! And you can’t tell that your skinny jeans can feel it! You look awesome!

    This salad looks so tasty!

  14. I’ve got to try this potato salad – the flavors sound wonderful! And can’t wait to hear about your trip to Banff – I’m planning a trip there in the fall :)

  15. I’m so jealous of your running route!! Mine’s too bad either, we have a pretty scenic trail, but I’d kill for something on the water!

    I’ve been searching for a potato salad for the holiday next week that would be lighter. This looks GREAT! I already know it will be a hit! :)

  16. Your new job sounds exciting and hope that you are having a great time in Banff! We love a good potato salad and this looks absolutely delicious with white balsamic.

  17. This potato salad looks great. I look forward to try it. The pictures of the lakefront make me a little homesick.

  18. Your job sounds like a dream job! wow! I’ve never been to Chicago but hope to go one day soon! Love this Vegetable Potato Salad!

  19. Do we cook the corn?

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Hi Laura! You don’t have to, but the last few times I’ve made this I’ve thrown the corn in with the zucchini and sauteed a few minutes :)