RECIPE: New Potato Salad

New potatoes are a delicious spring addition to salads and menus and a potato salad is a family favourite. We make ours with parsley, spring onions, cornichons and capers for great flavour and colour.

450g/1 lb new potatoes
5g finely chopped parsley
6 spring onions finely sliced
60g mayonnaise/aioli
6 cornichons finely chopped
60g yoghurt
1 tablespoon capers
4 tablespoons dressing of choice
1 hard-boiled egg, chopped, if desired


1. Wash the potatoes, place in a saucepan and cover with water. Boil until tender. Remove from heat and drain off water. Allow to cool.
2. Mix together the mayonnaise/aioli, yoghurt and dressing to make a sauce for coating the potatoes. Taste for seasoning and season as necessary.
3. Add the spring onions, cornichons, capers and chopped parsley to the potatoes as well as the sauce made form the aioli, yoghurt and dressing.
4. Mix together well and serve soon after making.
5. This salad is delicious at room temperature.

TIP – a finely chopped hard-boiled egg can be sprinkled over the top of the salad.  This mixes in when the salad is being eaten and tastes very good indeed.