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?

51 thoughts on “Potato Salad

  1. What a seductive recipe! I’ve always like potato salad without a load of mayo! A perfect side dish for my family’s Father’s Day BBQ!

  2. I like chive vinegar in potato salad, as well. I also like mixing it with sliced tomatoes and a little bit of parmesan cheese. I have never thought to put peas in my potato salad – I love that idea and will try it next time!

    • Mmm, sounds delicious with tomato and parmesan… will definitely try that! English potato salad often has peas in it, although everyone seems to have their own recipe!

  3. This sounds so tasty! I prefer a vinegar dressing to mayonnaise. This would certainly elevate any potato salad above ordinary status. πŸ™‚ I tend to forget about chives. If I have them on-hand, however, I like them chopped in scrambled eggs or omelets!

    • Hi Debra. Chives seem to go with anything cheesey or eggy, but I haven’t tried them with scrambled eggs before. Good idea! πŸ™‚

  4. Looks good Cathy. The chive vinegar is so lovely!

    I just allow my chives to flower and look pretty. They sit on the back porch in a cobalt blue pot ,together along with the nasturtiums and lemon Thyme. The four of us enjoy the view of the yard from above.

  5. Your chive vinegar looks so good Cathy – I missed your original post so I will have to see if I have any flowers left to make some with – I use chive flowers in omelettes and salads. My new potatoes are just starting to flower so should be ready to start eating in a week or two – your salad sounds like a perfect way to dress them.

  6. Took one look at pic & shouted “potato salad”, of course!!! And slightly warm from the pot, excellent! (Since I still have quite a bit of chive vinegar left in the cabinet and have tasted but not posted anything yet, but will!) Thanks for the tips!!!

  7. My chive blossom vinegar is a little behind yours – not quite ready to use yet… but I’ll be checking back with your recipe when it is. This kind of potato salad, not drowned in mayonnaise, is a much tastier way to use new potatoes.

    • I picked my flowers when they were still quite small and they obviously had a really intense flavour. The vinegar tastes very oniony! I agree – the flavour of the potatoes often gets disguised in a rich mayo sauce.

  8. No that looks like my sort of potato salad Christina and that chive flower is the perfect finishing touch. I use chopped chives in salads and with scrambled eggs.

  9. My chives are just in the budding stage right now. I’m going to try transplanting some as I have volunteers all over my garden this year. Your potato salad with the chive vinegar sounds delicious. I like adding chopped chives and sour cream to a baked potato.

      • I hope so, I’m taking some from our garden in Maine down to the garden in New Hampsire. I probably should have done it before they were in bud but the weather was always raining.

  10. Yummy….warm potato salad reminds me of the German potato salad we had as a kid. we buy it from a local meat market, but this recipe is right up my alley. If not this year then next year I will make the chive vinegar as they are flowering now.

  11. Yum now on my list of must haves must bring some to share with Mom and I will tell her of the sweet lady who shared it with us πŸ™‚ xo

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