Minty potato salad

Minted potato salad

I once posed a question to my students: What would you do if potatoes become extinct?

The outrage was incredible! No more chips, wedges, potato smiley faces, mashed potatoes, shepherd’s pie, jacket potatoes…  I ran out of space on my white board as I listed all the favourite dishes made from potatoes.  For me it would be potato salad.  I don’t know how I (or any true South African) will survive without the humble potato salad.

I like to change things up a bit and I’m not always in the mood for a mayo-based dressing for my potato salad.  For this one I used some of the out-of-control mint in my garden.

 

Ingredients

500g baby potatoes, halved or quartered if needed

30 grams mint leaves, shredded

1 sprig rosemary leaves, finely chopped

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

a good pinch sea salt

 

Method

  1. Boil the potatoes until just cooked through.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients and pour over the potatoes.
  3. You can either serve it as a warm side dish or cold as a salad at a BBQ.

 

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17 Comments on “Minty potato salad

    • It really was so quick to make, especially since I boiled way too many potatoes for the previous evening’s dinner so they were already ready and cold. Both my rosemary and mint is flourishing in the garden so I’m trying to use it as much as I can.

      Please let me know how it turned out! xxx

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  1. Ooo this looks and sounds super tasty! I agree I am not always in the mood for mayo type potato salad, so this will be the perfect alternative.
    I actually have some potatoes growing in the garden, so I guess I know what dish I am doing with them now haha!

    Aimsy xoxo

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    • Oh that’s the dream; growing our own potatoes in the garden!😆
      Sometimes the mayo dressing just feels too heavy and this way makes for a great summer salad.
      Thank you for reading! xxx

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  2. I would absolutely lose it if I could no longer eat potatoes. Ask my nutritionist. It wasn’t pretty….. 😉 (And now that I am eating them again- this sounds delish!)

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    • Potatoes are so versatile, aren’t they?! That tad of rosemary really made all the difference – it wasn’t enough to overpower, put just so much that you knew: this is no ordinary potato… 😜

      Thank you for reading!xxx

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  3. I absolutely love potatoes. I’ve never thought about mint with potatoes but I will be trying it. I bet mint in mashed potatoes would be good too.

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    • Ohh now there’s a great idea! I’ve only put garlic in my mashed potatoes, so mint might be awesome – especially if it is paired with a lamb dish. I’m really curious now as to how that would taste! xxx

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  4. I think I heard a story that when potatoes were brought over from the New World in the 1500’s that some people in France thought it was a conspiracy to poison them. But now, everybody can’t do without them. Aha mint. I’ve been using thyme which sort of has a minty peppery taste. But I think mint and rosemary will work very well. I’ll just have to adapt it to my one potato recipe. Basically, I rub one potato with olive oil, make slits in the skin, microwave it for 5 minutes, take it out, break it open, sprinkle on spice, drizzle with vinegar etc., and more olive oil…

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    • That is a brilliant story! I cannot believe the French thought it was a conspiracy 😆

      Thyme really works well with potatoes too – we often use it along with rosemary when making roasted potatoes.

      Your potato recipe sounds really great – I’ll have to try it some time ☺️

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