Spring

New Potato and Pea Salad with Mustard and Mint

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May 28, 2013
Photo by Mark Weinberg
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

Test Kitchen Notes

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 ingredients. 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
Ingredients
  • 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
In This Recipe
Directions
  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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