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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?
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Potato Pea Salad
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: salad
- Method: tossed
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
A spring-inspired salad with Spring peas, fingerling potatoes and a tarragon and mustard seed dressing- serve warm as a side, or chilled as a salad.
- 1 lb fingerling potatoes (or new potato)
- 2 cups fresh English peas ( Trader Joes has shucked peas)
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup Italian parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup tarragon leaves, chopped
- 4 scallions, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced (optional)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- zest from one lemon, plus 1/8 cup lemon juice, more to taste
- 1/2 tsp salt, more to taste.
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon capers
- In medium pot, blanch potatoes 20 min or until fork-tender, in salted water. ( I use enough water to cover potatoes by 1 inch, and add a hearty 1 T of salt) When the potatoes are tender add the fresh peas to the pot and blanch 1-2 minutes, until vibrant green and floating. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Cut the cooled potatoes in half and place in a large bowl with the peas.
- Add the chopped celery, scallions, garlic, parsley, tarragon, capers, whole grain mustard and lemon zest. Add the olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Give a gentle stir.
- Taste and adjust salt and lemon to your liking.
Salad will keep up to 4 days in the fridge!
You can also serve this warm as a side – simply drain the potatoes but do not rinse in cold water, tossing in other ingredients.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 329
- Sugar: 5.9 g
- Sodium: 470.1 mg
- Fat: 19.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 34.1 g
- Fiber: 7.7 g
- Protein: 7.4 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: potato pea salad, pea potato salad, vegan potato salad
We made this for dinner last night and we loved it! We added pickled red onion and parmesan cheese (vegan) as toppings.
Technically it tasted more like a 3, but that was my fault because I didn’t have grainy mustard and used a tiny bit of Dijon.
Overall, I found it a bit too acidic. I added 1 tbsp of sugar and it mellowed out a lot more in flavour. It still felt like it was missing something though.
Sorry about that Danielle- perhaps it needed a bit more salt to balance the lemon?
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Look forward to your reply, Thanks Ness
Great to hear!
I want to make this for Easter but most of my family doesn’t like peas..weirdos. Was thinking of subbing in asparagus. What do you think? Would you blanch them the same as the peas? Thanks can’t wait to make this recipe!!!!
I think that would work fine! Yes, lightly blanch or roast. 🙂
Delicious! I added smoked salmon since my husband had a panic attack their was “no protein” in our dinner. After dinner he declared it our staple! It tasted like poke with the smoked salmon. Loved it!
This is my second time in making this Salad, and I love it, but this time I put in sweet potato as an extra, just it give it some more colour and I love them!
Love it Jane!
Great side for family BBQ on the 4th! Nice to have a side salad without Mayo. Some of my peas were small so we cut the whole pods into thirds which added a nice crunch!
Made this tonight with our haul from the farmers market, using dill as that’s what we had and all I say is wow. Spectacular!!!!
love this dressing! I only had frozen tiny peas and it was still really good!
Oh good, Mert! Glad you enjoyed and hope you are having a lovely summer. ❤️
Just made this tonight, scrumptious 🙂 Used Jersey potatoes, worked really well.
Im so glad you liked it!
Going to try this, since I have all the ingreedienst!
Yum, this looks delicious!! And thanks to you, I finally know exactly why dirt smells so wonderful haha
What beautiful photos! We are hosting a pea-themed linky party over at 2sisters2cities.com as part of our Fresh Produce Tuesday series. I would love if you linked up your recipe!-m
Thanks Meaghan, I just linked it!
What a mouthwatering spring dish!
Sylvia… where do you like to get FRESH peas?
Well, where I like to get fresh peas is from a friend’s garden, or the farmers market, but obviously it’s still a little early here for those options. Right now, there are some fresh peas at Trader Joes. Already shucked in a cute little package….they really hard to pass up. 🙂