Summer Potato Salad

July 30, 2014 Published by Dina

If it’s summer, I make potato salads and so far no one is complaining (don’t start:). Here is another potato salad version from my kitchen. The new potatoes cook quickly and combined with other beautiful vegetables and a simple dressing make a beautiful salad. What can be better? You can serve it as a whole meal or with other foods. It keeps in the fridge nicely and travels well to the boat or a picnic site. I am getting excited already.

This salad was made at the last minute with potatoes I already had in the fridge, cooked and ready to go. This time I peeled and quartered them, added some briefly cooked asparagus, good olives, fresh peas (uncooked), a large handful of flat leaf parsley and a few pea shoots just because. I often use vinaigrette as dressing but this time wanted something creamier so I combined half mayo and half sour cream, a little dijon, squeeze of lemon juice and voila, a summer potato salad.

Egg, Potato and goat cheese salad

Egg, Potato and goat cheese salad


Here are links to a couple of other potato salads I have posted before:



1 lb new potatoes

1 bunch asparagus

1 cup mixed marinated olives

A large handful of flat leaf parsely

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

2 teaspoons dijon, regular or grainy

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Optional: 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped




Cook the potatoes in water or steam until fully cooked but not falling apart.

Let cool, then halve and peel off skin (or leave it on)

Steam the asparagus until crisp tender, rinse under cold water to stop the cooking and cut into pieces about 1 or 2 inch long.

Cut the olives in halves, removing pit.

Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, dijon, salt, pepper and lemon juice.

Combine potatoes, asparagus and olives in a bowl.

Add the dressing and mix gently.

Add the chopped parsley and mix it in.

If you are using the eggs, add them now and mix them in gently

Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Summer Potato Salad

Summer Potato Salad






  • Yvonne says:

    I know the summer has just left but still want to make this tomorrow 🙂
    Just because I’m a big potato fan and your recipe sounds delicious 😀

    • Dina says:

      Hi Yvonne, your comment catches me in Israel on a last minute visit. Glad you are trying the potato salad, I havent stopped making them and the potatoes now are beautiful. Enjoy.

  • J says:

    I must say potatoe salad is one of my all time favorite summer dishes! What a great idea to put the servings in a lettuce bowl! Thanks for the creative inspiration : )