New Potato and Pea Salad with Mustard and Mint

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Author Notes: This is one of those recipes that just naturally built itself in my mind - the farmer's market has had truly the best little new potatoes that you have ever had, and loads of fresh crisp snow and sugar snap peas. My garden is overrun with mint (in a good way) and I love the combination of mint and mustard ...aargersi

Food52 Review: WHO: Aargersi is a Food52 all-star living in Austin, Texas.
WHAT: Potato salad, all greened and mustarded up for spring.
HOW: Boil your potatoes; slice your peas; mix with the rest of the ingredientys. Let rest, then serve.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Aargersi's potato salad is the opposite of its gloppy, mayo-leaden brethren; the peas keep it crunchy and bright, and the mustard snaps it to attention. We can't wait to make this for our next barbecue -- or brown bag lunch.
The Editors

Serves 8 to 10

  • 1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 4 cups snow and/or sugar snap peas cut into several pieces each
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed
  • 2 tablespoons malt vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pecan oil (or other nut oil)
  • 10-12 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash the potatoes and then boil them in salted water until they are tender (test them by poking with a slim knife). Drain and cool them. When they are cool, cut them into 4 to 8 pieces each (depending on the size of your potatoes -- they should be bite-sized)
  2. Wash and cut the peas -- I used a combination of snow and snap and cut them on the bias, 3 to 4 pieces per pea.
  3. Chop the mint. Toss all of the ingredients together and add salt and pepper to taste. Allow the salad to chill and the flavors to meld for an hour or so before serving. Serve!

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about 1 year ago Tina Lee

This is REALLY delicious - made it with beautiful, multi-colored marble-sized new potatoes (already "bite sized”), and walnut oil instead of pecan, otherwise all as written in the recipe. Super easy, love the mustard seeds and clean flavors. A keeper!


over 1 year ago Lola

For the love of G...please post comments when
you've made the recipe...a complete waste of time
reading, 'it looks Ah-mazing'...come on fellow foodies!!!


over 1 year ago Kukla

Congratulations Abbie on the Wildcard win! Love all the piquant and pungent flavors in this salad!


over 1 year ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Yummers. I am trying this very soon.


over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Wow, great recipe and congratulations on the WC. Never saw this before. Love mustard in potato salad!!


over 1 year ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Hey I just saw this! Thanks everyone - very exciting!!!


over 1 year ago gingerroot

This looks great! Can't wait to make it. Congrats on the WC win, A!!


over 1 year ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yum, Abbie! Congrats on the Wildcard!


over 1 year ago nannydeb

Well deserved Wild Card win Ab! Delicious!


over 1 year ago cookinginvictoria

Yay -- congrats on the WC win, Abbie! I love this recipe. I made it a bunch of times last summer. It's time to make it again, I think. I just bought snap peas this weekend from the farmer's market. :)


about 2 years ago savorthis

I love the nut oil! There was a potato salad we would get in SF made with pecans that was so good. What great combinations....


about 2 years ago cookinginvictoria

Looks delicious! Love the "M" triumvirate -- mustard, mint and malt vinegar. Saved -- and will make this once sugar snaps start making an appearance at our local markets.


over 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks you guys! I do love the combo of mustard and mint - this version is nice a fresh and bright - not gloppy or heavy at all


over 2 years ago Muse

Love potato salad and love snow peas...this sounds SO good!


over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I don't always love potato salad, but this one looks AH-mazing!


over 2 years ago EmilyC



over 2 years ago nannydeb

Mouthwatering picture!