Mustard potato salad

Mustard potato salad

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 8
This superhealthy salad is the perfect summer side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal172
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.13g
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  • 1½ kg new potatoes, halved if large
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • juice of 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 3 spring onions, chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…


  1. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of salted water until just tender, about 10-15 mins. Meanwhile, whisk together the olive oil, mustard and lemon juice in a large bowl. Drain the potatoes and leave to cool for 5 mins, then tip into the bowl along with the spring onions. Toss everything until the potatoes are well coated. Leave to cool. The dish will keep in a covered container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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20th Jul, 2014
Quick, Easy, Brilliant! Added coriander and was lovely.
13th Aug, 2013
Easy and delicious.
10th Aug, 2013
Really simple, but really tasty. This will be a staple salad dish in future. As others suggested, I used less lemon than the recipe stated.
11th Jul, 2013
Very good. Will keep as a favourite, lovely and tasty
6th Jul, 2013
Added grilled crumbled parma ham and it was fantastic, will be making again.
30th May, 2013
This is a lovely recipe and very impressive for a buffet occasion. It is not as heavy as having a thick mayo dressing. We add some cooked bacon pieces.
21st Aug, 2012
Simple and delicious, although I agree with the comment earlier that a tablespoon of mustard and the juice of a whole lemon was a bit too much; I will use half a lemon next time. Everyone enjoyed it though and I shall certainly make it again.
26th Jul, 2012
It doesn't get any simpler than this and it is really delicious. I like the idea of someone's suggestion of including bacon - must give that a try.
2nd Jan, 2012
Really liked this. As others I omitted the spring onions and added bacon and garlic. Will be making this again.
25th May, 2011
I now use this basic dressing for cous cous salads as well as potato salad. I used 1 crushed garlic clove in the absence of spring onion and think it was even better! Simple, but Very tasty!


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