Perfect potato salad

Give this classic European salad a try with this easy recipe and enjoy the fresh pieces of parsley, mint and potato smothered in rich mayonnaise.

  • 35 mins preparation
  • Serves 6
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Perfect potato salad
  • 1.5 kilogram desiree potatoes, sliced into 1cm rounds
  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill sprigs
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed mint leaves
  • 4 green onions (green shallots), sliced thinly
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard


Perfect potato salad
  • 1
    Place potatoes in a large saucepan of salted cold water. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are just tender. Drain well, then transfer to a large bowl.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, to make mayonnaise, place the egg yolk and juice in a medium bowl; whisk until pale and creamy. Slowly add the oil, whisking constantly, until mayonnaise is thick and creamy. Stir in mustard; season to taste with salt.
  • 3
    Sprinkle vinegar over warm potatoes, toss gently. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 4
    Add half the mayonnaise, half the herbs and half the onions; toss gently to combine. Drizzle remaining mayonnaise over potatoes, top with remaining herbs and onions.


Not suitable to freeze. Suitable to microwave. For a more substantial potato salad, add some hardboiled eggs or some finely chopped bacon; pan-fry until crisp, then drain on absorbent paper. Toss through salad just before serving.