Red & white potato salad with pickled onions

Red & white potato salad with pickled onions

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins plus 1 hr chilling


Serves 6 - 8
Potato salad is a creamy barbecue classic - leave the skin on the potatoes and add chopped pickles and celery for texture and crunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal222
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 1¼kg red Roseval new potatoes
    New potatoes

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

  • 1 large red onion, halved and cut into thin half-moons
  • 100ml white wine vinegar
  • 150ml soured cream
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 gherkin from a jar, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp dill, chopped


  1. Put the potatoes in a pan of cold salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 mins or until tender and a knife goes in easily. Meanwhile, combine the onion and vinegar in a large bowl, cover and set aside.

  2. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan, then stand for 5 mins to steam-dry. Slice them into bite-sized pieces and add to the bowl with the onion and vinegar, season with salt to taste and toss to combine. Cover and chill until cold.

  3. Combine the soured cream, mayonnaise and mustard, then add to the cold potatoes with the celery, gherkin and dill. Stir with a spatula until well combined, taking care not to break up the potatoes too much. Season to taste, then chill for at least 1 hr before serving.

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17th Jun, 2020
Really disappointed in this recipe. The White wine vinegar ended up over powering the flavour and made for a very sour potato salad. The rest of the ingredients worked nice together, but would definitely recommend throwing the vinegar away after the onions has soaked in them if you dare try out this recipe.
4th Aug, 2019
Absolutely delicious salad. Have had this 4 times this month and it never fails to please. Can be made in advance and left overs keep really well in the fridge for a few days. Highly recommend
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