Potato Salad with peas and a lemony herb dressing. This zesty potato salad is loaded up with snappy English peas, fresh herbs and so much flavor! A delicious, healthy vegan salad that can be made ahead. Original recipe 4/2012- updated 6/2021
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. –Margaret Atwood
This spring-inspired salad is hearty and flavorful- packed full of herbs with a little kick from whole grain mustard, lemon zest and capers. The perfect combination of textures and flavors! One of my favorite things to come out of the ground each spring are little baby potatoes. This recipe highlights them deliciously! Paired with snappy English peas, the salad delights the palate.
What you’ll need to make Potato Pea Salad:
- new potatoes or fingerlings
- fresh English peas – Trader Joe’s has these already shucked in a bag.
- fresh herbs- tarragon, Italian parsley,
- whole grain mustard
- olive oil
- lemon (zest and juice)
- salt and pepper
What type of potato to use?
Any small new potato can substitute for the fingerlings.fully grown thicker-skinned mature potatoes.
Because new potatoes are uprooted early, they haven’t had the timeBecause they have less starch, their texture is waxy and crisp, and for this reason, they lend themselves to being boiled or steamed, and hold their shape well. Here we are using little fingerling potatoes.
Blanch the potatoes until fork-tender (about 20 minutes), then add the peas to the pot right at the end, giving them a quick 1-2 minute blanch.
Drain and rinse with cold water.
Once cool, slice the fingerlings in half and place in a large bowl.
Chop the scallions, tarragon and flat-leaf parsley.
Place in the bowl, along with the olive oil and lemon zest and juice.
Add the capers, mustard and lemon zest.
Gently toss and season generously with salt and pepper.
The fresh English peas give the salad such a pleasant texture and contrasts nicely with the potatoes.
The Potato Pea Salad will keep 4 days in the fridge!
Enjoy the Potato Pea Salad! Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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