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Potato Salad with Peas and Mint

A refreshing twist on a classic salad! My Potato Salad with Peas and Mint is creamy and delicious, with a hint of freshness from the addition of lemon zest and mint.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 267kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 500 gm (17.5 ounces) baby new potatoes or large potatoes cut to size See Note 1
  • ¾ cup frozen baby peas See Notes 2 and 3
  • 1/3 cup good quality egg mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup mint leaves - finely chopped See Note 3
  • 1 spring onion/scallion - finely sliced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest or more to taste
  • ½ tsp honey
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste

Instructions

  • For even cooking, start the potatoes in a saucepan of lightly salted, cold water, ensuring that they are completely submerged. Bring to the boil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender, then drain in a colander. Set aside to cool. – see Note 4
  • 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 cool them quickly and maintain the green colour. Drain when cool.
  • Mix together the mayonnaise, yogurt, mint, lemon zest, honey and spring onions to make the dressing.
  • Keep aside a few peas and small mint leaves for the garnish.
  • When the potatoes are cool, add them to a bowl, add the peas and fold through the dressing. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add more lemon zest and mint if desired.
    Garnish with fresh mint leaves, peas and a wisp or two of lemon zest.

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Notes

  1. You can also use regular potatoes, which you have cut to size if you are unable to find baby potatoes.
  2. You can use regular size peas if you prefer.
  3. Set aside a few peas and mint leaves for garnish.
  4. The cooking time will depend on the size of your potatoes. If they are not large you should check to see if they are done at about 10 minutes.
  5. Please note, the nutritional information is based on this salad being served as a side dish for four people. The nutritional information is an estimate only.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg