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Ina Garten's Old-Fashioned Salad

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“This is a simple, easy to prepare potato salad from Ina's book: "The Barefoot Contessa at Home". It's easy to make because you don't have to peel the potatoes; and it's the one she made for the 18 years that she owned the Barefoot Contessa Store.”

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  1. Place potatoes in boiling water, then lower the heat and simmer water until potatoes are barely tender, about 15 minutes; drain potatoes and keep them warm.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, Dijon and whole grain mustards, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper, set aside.
  3. When cool enough to handle, cut potatoes into salad-size pieces, into a bowl and pour enough dressing over them to moisten.
  4. Add the celery, red onion, 2 teaspoons salt and one teaspoon pepper.
  5. Toss well, cover and refrigerate for a few hours for the flavors to marry.

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