Salad · Vegetables

Pink and purple potato salad

potato salad


I just love the wonderful new varieties of potatoes available at the moment. Using “Magenta Love “ and “Double Fun” I made this pink and purple potato salad. If you can’t get pink and purple potatoes just use regular potatoes or even baby potatoes will work well.


300g of Magenta Love potatoes

300g Double Fun potatoes

1 red onion, finely chopped

2-3 large gherkins, finely chopped

Salt and pepper

60ml plain yoghurt

60ml mayonnaise

30ml lemon juice

45ml chopped dill


Put the potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer until the potatoes are cooked. Test by piercing with the point of a knife. Drain and allow to cool enough to handle. Remove the skins and cut into largish chunks. Place in a bowl and season.

In a jug combine the yoghurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill and seasoning. Mix well.

Pour over the potatoes and mix gently until well combined.

Tip: If you ever confused about  what vegetables should be cooked in cold water and which in hot water. The rule of thumb is:  if it grows below the ground then cook it in cold water if it grows above the ground cook it in boiling water.

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