Potato Salad with Peas and Mint

Potato Salad with Peas and Mint
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Potato Salad with Peas and Mint – a zesty and refreshing spin on a classic salad.

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To me, potatoes are a store cupboard essential; they are the most versatile of vegetables. If you have potatoes in the house, you have the beginning of numerous dishes. I use them to make gnocchi, bake them, roast them, use in soup, make chips or mash. That’s just the beginning for hot dishes.

There’s also a raft of recipes for the workhorse of salads, the potato salad, the salad which is almost guaranteed to make an appearance in one form or another at any barbecue.

I truly believe that potato salad is very much under-rated. Maybe it’s because grocery store varieties frequently look tired and gloopy. (And “gloopy” is a real word, defined by Collins Dictionary as “any messy sticky fluid or substance”. 🙂 ) It may also be that potato salads are frequently heavy on mayonnaise and light on inspiration.

However, in defence of potato salad, it is quick and it is easy to produce an attractive, flavourful dish.

I boil the potatoes, which only takes minutes, and then add the dressing and accompaniments. You can create diverse flavours with what you have on hand. The mellow flavour of potatoes marries well with a huge variety of ingredients. Potato salads generally have a mayonnaise or vinaigrette dressing, with accompanying ingredients added from there. Think hard boiled eggs, olives, crispy bacon, dill gherkins, celery, onion, sweetcorn. The combinations are endless and the potatoes so accommodating that most versions make an ideal accompaniment to fish, meat or poultry.

They’re great with the evening meal, very popular at a barbecue or ideal to transport to a “pot luck”.

The dressing here has a mayonnaise base, lightened by the addition of yoghurt. The baby peas add vibrant colour and are joined by one of their best friends, mint. My two favourite flavour boosters are lemon zest and mint, both used here. There are few dishes that do not benefit from the addition of one or both of these ingredients. You will notice I use them often.

Please let us know in the comments if you enjoy this recipe.

xx Alex and Faye

P.S. You might like to serve this salad alongside our delicious Greek Style Chicken and Salsa.

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Potato Salad with Peas and Mint

A refreshing twist on a classic salad.

Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Keyword potato, salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 238 kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 500 gm baby new potatoes or larger potatoes cut to bite size
  • ¾ cup frozen baby peas
  • 1/3 cup good quality egg mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup mint leaves chopped
  • zest of ½ large lemon
  • ½ tsp honey
  • 1 spring onion finely sliced
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook potatoes in lightly salted boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes until tender, then drain in a colander. Set aside to cool.
  2. Add some fresh water to the same saucepan, add some salt, bring to the boil and add the peas. Bring water back to the boil, drain, then add the peas to a bowl of iced water to maintain the green colour. Drain when cool.
  3. Mix together the mayonnaise, yogurt, mint, lemon zest, honey and spring onions to make the dressing.
  4. Keep aside a few peas and small mint leaves for the garnish.
  5. When the potatoes are cool, add them to a bowl, add the peas and fold through the dressing. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add more lemon zest and mint if desired.
  6. Garnish with fresh mint leaves, peas and a wisp or two of lemon zest.
Nutrition Facts
Potato Salad with Peas and Mint
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 638mg18%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 27.5mg33%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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123 Comments on “Potato Salad with Peas and Mint”

  1. Peas and mashed potatoes- my only dish when the kids were young. But I gave them the option of chops sausages or fish fingers

  2. This does sound delicious. I think I would use raw peas instead of frozen, as I’m not a big fan. though maybe just defrost and rinse the peas and not cook them? I’ll try this.

  3. 5 stars
    Peas and mashed potatoes one of favourites since childhood days. You have just broken back the old memories.

  4. 5 stars
    No recipe is tough if u wanna make it. I was trying this today afternoon but I forgot I need to comment too.

  5. 5 stars
    Omg that looks so yummy, I freaking love potato salad! My mom used to always make it for me, it makes you full and it’s healthy too!

  6. 5 stars
    Looks awesome! And yes, my experience of potato salad has typically been of the “gloopy” variety, but I have had it a few times (usually at pot lucks) where it was exceptional and I definitely want to try your recipe. I imagine with the mint and yogurt it is very refreshing.

  7. 5 stars
    Ohh, this looks so delicious! Potatoes are one of my most favorite food groups. I just shared it on my Facebook. I am going to try this recipe for Thanksgiving.

  8. This looks so great! I can’t believe how easy it is. I can’t wait to try!

    -Kaitlen D.
    Simplemomproject.com

  9. This looks great! Adding the mint sounds great! I will have to give this a try.

  10. I recently started cooking for myself at college. I should try this recipe one of these days. It really is delicious

  11. This looks absolutely delicious! What a great take on a classic salad. Beautiful pictures and clear instructions. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  12. 5 stars
    It’s so easy to prepare the meal and I’d love to have it for lunch. Anyway, Potatoes are also my cupboard essentials. I love them since one can play around with them and get as much yummy recipes.

  13. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, I’m sure I’d love this combo. I love potato salad and I love mint, so this will be delicious to try.

  14. 5 stars
    This looks delicious and quick and since I have an unpleasant reaction to mayonnaise it can easily be replaced with veganaise. Thanks for sharing.

  15. This potato salad looks delicious. I think the peas add a special touch to it and also it is unique to me.

  16. This salad looks so good and so healthy! I don’t often eat potato salad although I love it!

  17. 5 stars
    I do love a good potato salad and I make it from time to time in my house as well. I like that you have used greek yogurt for the dressing – the healthier option. I like to add gherkins in my potato salad for a bit of texture and to balance the flavors.

  18. 5 stars
    I love potato salads, as they are easy and fast to prepare. I haven’t tried such a salad with mint, so it’s something definitely new to me. Can’t wait to try it out soon. 🙂

  19. Yes, we always have potatoes in our cupboard too. I like an easy to make recipe and this is right up my alley. I’m going to try making it this weekend.

    1. Hi Heather! Maybe I can convert you to peas 😉 Otherwise, you could add something else you might like – green beans perhaps? Or serve with some lettuce greens 🙂

  20. 5 stars
    I tried this yesterday after reading your blog since I have all the ingredients and it turned out well. My family loved it sooo much!

  21. I love potato salad, and I’ve made the same recipe for years. I would never think to add mint. (I’ve never cooked with mint.) When I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll have to give this a try.

  22. I have had peas in my potato salad but not with fresh mint leaves. Maybe I should try that next time. But I am not sure if the kids will like it. hehe

  23. That sounds like a super interesting combination. I’m iffy on mint leaves, and I’ve never had peas in potato salad. Cool!

  24. Simply WOW! It looks yummy and very healthy too. I love how you bring a twist on this salad. Highly recommended.

  25. 5 stars
    It looks really delicious and I am sure this recipe of yours will bring happiness to my husband and kids heart as they loved to eat potatoes and peas. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  26. 5 stars
    I do like a good potato salad, I used to grow up with them. My favorite was with onions, pickles and eggs. Peas and mint sound like a delicious combination too, very refreshing because of the mint.

  27. 5 stars
    This potato salad sounds delicious. It sounds so tasty and perfect for barbecues like Memorial Day and Fourth of July.

  28. Potatoes and peas is one of my favorite classic flavor combos. The addition of mint sounds amazing!

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  31. I never had a potato salad like this one before – I’m very partial to the whole French potato salad with Dijon mustard – but this looks yummy so I’m keeping it on reference for all the barbecues this summer!

  32. I love that you added yogurt to tone down the mayonnaise! I’ll ave to give that a go!! I’m a big fan of olive oil and vinegar potato salads (more a French-inspiration, I think).

    1. Oh Luci, I do agree, I also love the olive oil and garlic potato salads. I have one that will appear on the blog one day. Really can’t beat a lovely potato salad. 🙂

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