Lemony potato salad

Lemony potato salad

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 6
Why buy ready-made potato salad for your barbecue when this fragrant, Indian-inspired version is so easy?

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal163
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.05g
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  • 900g halved new potatoes
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

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

  • 3 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • juice 1 lemon



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

  • 1 tsp each toasted black mustard seeds and toasted cumin seeds
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli (optional)
  • ½ finger-length piece grated ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • pinch turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 4 sliced spring onions
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

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


  1. Boil the new potatoes for 15 mins until just slightly overcooked but still holding their shape. While still warm, toss with all the other ingredients. Season. Can be made up to a day ahead and chilled, but take out of the fridge a good few hours before serving.

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Norma. mackey
5th Jun, 2016
I really wanted to like this but it was just ok. Not sure I would do it again.
30th May, 2016
Made this for a bbq as an alternative to creamy potato salad and it made a nice change.
16th Jul, 2015
Used red and white Apache potatoes so the salad looked lovely. The flavours are delicious. Will definitely do this one again because I liked it not being too creamy.
15th Jul, 2015
Used Apache potatoes (those dear little red and white ones) so they looked lovely. Tasted good too although I didn't add the optional chilli pepper.
3rd Aug, 2014
EXCELLENT at barbeques. Always gets comments.
30th Jun, 2013
We all enjoyed this twist on potato salad. The flavours are powerful so would use this as the way to jazz up an ordinary meal. Would go very well with roast chicken
9th Jun, 2013
This is so easy to make and it makes such a lovely change to have with a salad, I added some black onion seeds and a bit of zest of lemon. Wonderful for a BBQ.
15th Aug, 2012
OOoops sorry I mean I will be making these potatoes to go with my leg of lamb!!!
15th Aug, 2012
Well if the sun does decide to shine again I think I will be making that leg of lamb on the BBQ!!!
5th Apr, 2012
Made this twice now as part of different buffets and went down really well. Just a bit different than the normal potato salad. I added a pinch of tumeric to cooking water as suggested and pots took on a lovely yellow colour


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6th Aug, 2019
A very different potatoe salad but think I ll go back to my usual one Everyone seemed to like it though
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