Potato Salad

The chive blossom vinegar I made a couple of weeks ago is a beautiful colour and now smells intensely of onions… time to put some to use!


And as new potatoes are now hitting the shops and markets I thought potato salad would be just right. This is not a traditional Bavarian potato salad, I must point out, as that is something different (once I’ve mastered it I’ll post that recipe too!).

Potato Salad


  • 1lb new potatoes
  • 1 cup garden peas (I used frozen)
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 4-5 tbsps chive blossom vinegar
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (vegan) mayonnaise (optional)
  • black pepper
  • chives and chive flowers

Wash the potatoes but don’t peel them. Boil until just tender and leave to cool a little.

Cook the peas. Slice the spring onions finely. Dice the cooked potatoes.

Mix all the dressing ingredients together and pour over the still warm potatoes. Add the peas and onions and stir well.

Add some chopped chives and chive flowers and a little more pepper to serve.


Best enjoyed still slightly warm!


What do you use chives for?