Boursin Potato Salad

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


A little Boursin cheese and a few herbs turn regular potato salad into something elegant! Trade in the mayo with this easy recipe for Boursin potato salad.


  • 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes (red or yellow), rinsed
  • 1 package Boursin cheese (any variety, but I like the pepper best!)
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Cover potatoes with cold water in a large pot. Bring to a boil and simmer until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool until you are able to handle them.
  2. While the potatoes are cooling make the dressing. ┬áPop the cheese and lemon juice into a food processor and turn it on. Pour the buttermilk in a slow stream through the feeding tube until it reaches the consistency you like. Taste and add salt as needed (and pepper if you haven’t used the pepper variety of Boursin).
  3. Cut any larger potatoes in half and place all the potatoes in a large mixing bowl with the celery and the capers. Pour the dressing over the potatoes, and using clean hands, gently mix everything together until it is well-coated.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with parsley and serve warm or at room temperature.