This is one of my favourite potato salad ideas ever. it can be used as a base for many different potato ideas. Feel free to add other ingredients to this, for example some chopped crispy bacon is an excellent addition.

I would recommend making the recipe once to see the size of the portions. for smaller or larger quantities, just multiply the quantities of the ingredients, with the exception of the onion. I would recommend, for 8 people, using 2 medium onions rather than 2 large, as too much onion can overpower this salad, however this is up to personal taste.


500g New Potatoes

1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar

1 table spoon extra virgin olive oil

Half a teaspoon of seedy (whole grain) mustard

1 ½ table spoons mayonnaise

1 large red onion

1 teaspoon sour cream

Salt and pepper, freshly ground.
To make your salad:

  • Under cold running water, scrub the skins of the new potatoes. Boil them in lightly salted water to preferred texture.
  • Once they are done, drain well and cut into mouth sized pieces. For new potatoes this is normally just cut in half, but on some larger ones you may have to cut them smaller.
  • Put the potatoes aside, and in a small bowl, mix the mustard, olive oil, vinegar, pinch of salt and a good grind of pepper. Put the halved potatoes into a large bowl, and drizzle this over the potatoes. Leave this to stand for about 10 mins to absorb the dressing.
  • Finely chop the onion, and mix with the sour cream and mayonnaise. Providing the potatoes are cool by now, stir in to the mixture.
  • Chill well in the fridge
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, add a generous grind of black pepper to garnish, and serve.


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