Summer Potato Salad
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.
Here are links to a couple of other potato salads I have posted before:
- Egg, potato and goat cheese salad in butter lettuce cups
- Potato vegetables salad with pea shoots and champagne vinaigrette
- New potato salad with green and yellow beans and creme fraiche
- Warm potato salad with tarragon vinaigrette
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.