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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


  • 14 medium red potatoes

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage

  • 1 (11 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 large red onion, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced

  • 1 cucumber, diced

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can white kidney or cannelini beans, rinsed and drained (Optional)

  • ½ cup grated Romano cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

508 Calories
10g Fat
94g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 508
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 323mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 94g 34%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 117mg 586%
Calcium 161mg 12%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1786mg 38%

* 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.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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