Pic of New potato and apple salad

New potato and apple salad

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New potato and apple salad

Serves 4 30 min
A creamy potato salad studded with tangy-sweet apple, salty cornichons and fresh chives. This is a delicious, simple vegetarian meal eaten just with some good French baguette and unsalted butter. Ideal for a light summery lunch or picnic – or with barbecued meat or grilled salmon. Slices of radish or a handful of capers make good additions, as does homemade mayonnaise.

Ingredients

  • 500g new potatoes, cleaned and cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g cornichons or small gherkins, finely sliced
  • 1 bunch chives or 5 spring onions, including green part, finely chopped
  • 2 crisp, tangy eating apples
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper

Method

Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 25 min
  • Step 1

    Boil potatoes in salted water until tender.
  • Step 2

    Drain, cool slightly then carefully mix through olive oil, cornichons, half the chives or spring onions, salt and pepper.
  • Step 3

    Peel the apples and cut into roughly 1cm dices. Quickly pour lemon juice over the apple pieces to prevent browning.
  • Step 4

    When the potatoes are cool or almost cool, add the apple pieces, the mayonnaise and remaining chives or onions.
  • Step 5

    Mix well, taste for seasoning and serve.