Warm new potato salad in bowl

New potato salad

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(12 ratings)

Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins


Serves 4

Make a classic potato salad using new potatoes to serve as a simple side dish, or as part of a summer barbecue buffet

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal219
  • fat14g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.3g


  • 500g pack baby new potato
    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…

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • finely grated zest and juice unwaxed ½ lemon



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

  • 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced diagonally
    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. Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling salted water for 12-15 mins until just tender. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the mustard with the lemon zest and juice, and slowly whisk in the oil to form a smooth emulsion. Season to taste.

  2. Drain the potatoes and tip into a large bowl. Drizzle over the dressing and gently mix. Leave to stand for 15 mins to allow the potatoes to absorb the flavours. To serve, stir the parsley and spring onions into the potatoes. Season to taste and serve immediately.

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Marie Rich
24th Apr, 2020
Delicious recipe, dressing was easy and simple but surprisingly good. I added grilled, halved cherry tomatoes and peas. A lovely summery salad with grilled fish.
1st Jul, 2014
Great recipe. I didn't have mustard, so I used yougurt instead. Still turned out delecious.
13th Apr, 2014
Great! Few changes I made: Cilantro instead of parsley, and butter instead of olive oil. It is fantastic!
2nd Apr, 2013
Really delicious way of cooking new Cornish potatoes. Keeps the flavour of the ingredients very fresh and tasty.
21st Dec, 2011
Fantastic recipe! Only had French Mustard and it tasted brilliant. Will definitely cook again.
28th May, 2011
Simple and tasty
22nd Jun, 2010
Very nice! I served this with hot smoked salmon which went really well with the lemony dressing. The kids loved it.
7th Jun, 2010
Really lovely dressing! served this with garlic studded swordfish, well be doing this again for sure!
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7th Sep, 2009
This recipe was brilliant, really made the potatoes a wee bit special - I served them with the Roast Chicken stuffed with cous cous, apricots and pine nuts at a dinner party for 9 girls. It was ideal as I was able to make up the dressing in advance and have it sitting, then when the potatoes were ready it was poured over, tossed and ready to serve in a warm bowl, saving me having to be away from the table too long.
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