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French Cafe Summer Salad

"It is a fresh and colorful salad made with potatoes cabbage, peppers and corn in a tangy Dijon dressing. Full of flavor and loved everywhere I take it. Serve this cold on a hot summer day with a loaf of crusty bread and your favorite cheese."
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1 h 50 m servings 508 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 508 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 94.4g
  • 30%
  • Protein:
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 323 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot with enough lightly salted water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until tender, but still firm. It will take about 20 minutes. Drain, cool and cut into bite-size pieces.
  2. In a large salad bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic, and Dijon mustard. Add the cabbage, corn, red onion, red pepper, green pepper, yellow pepper, and cucumber. Add kidney beans, if desired. Mix in the cooled potatoes. Wash your hands, and use them to mix everything together until well coated with the dressing. Gently stir in the Romano cheese, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill for one hour before serving.

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  1. 22 Ratings

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I made this salad for our Mother's Day celebration. My mother wanted a luncheon of salads. I wanted to try some salads that were not so ordinary and routine, and this salad really fit the bill...

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The best thing I can say about this is that it's different. I found it very labor intensive and only passable in flavor. Glad I try out recipes before making them for pot lucks!

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I made this salad for our Mother's Day celebration. My mother wanted a luncheon of salads. I wanted to try some salads that were not so ordinary and routine, and this salad really fit the bill...

Ingredients were a little pricey for one side dish, and the serving number is way off. I made the dish without modifying and ended up with a roaster pan full. Fortunately, I was making it for ...

I came across this while searching for a recipe to use up the head of red cabbage. A little different, but tasty and pretty nonetheless. I cut the recipe in half, but then only used 4 red pota...

I would give it a ten if I could, I just found this to be very good & more like a meal in one with the potatoes and beans. I didn't have the romano cheese but it didn't need it. Excllent on a ho...

I made this for my daughter's high school graduation party and it was a huge hit with all our guests, from the grandparents down to the teenagers. I followed the recipe except that I almost dou...

Nice to have a potato salad not based on mayonaisse.

Excellent summer dish!

I made this recipe for a pot luck. It was a great hit. I used balsamic vinegar/oil/ dijon dressing, instead of just the oil. I just made it again. I guess this recipe will be my take to part...

This was very good, but the quantity is huge. That wasn't a problem for us because we just continued eating it through the week. Still tastes good the next day although the potatoes do get sogg...