New Potato and Pea Salad with Mustard and Mint

By • May 28, 2013 • 7 Comments

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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

Serves 8-10

  • 1.5 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 size)
  2. Wash and cut the peas - I used a combination of snow and snap and cut them on the bias, 3-4 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!

Comments (7) Questions (0)


10 months 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....


10 months 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.


11 months 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


11 months ago Muse

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


11 months ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

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


11 months ago EmilyC



11 months ago nannydeb

Mouthwatering picture!