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Warm potato salad with tarragon and caper dressing

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Warm potato salad with tarragon and caper dressing

Side Serves 4 25 min
Tarragon is often overlooked in favour of mint, basil or coriander, but it's flavour, somewhere between vanilla and anise, adds a piquant complexity to this hearty summer potato salad. Eat this as an accompaniment at picnics or barbecues, or as a side to grilled mackerel or trout.

Ingredients

  • 800g salad potatoes, scrubbed, cleaned and cut in half
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp capers, soaked in a bowl of water for 10 mins, then drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh tarragon leaves, chopped
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g sheep's milk cheese, crumbled
  • salt and pepper

Method

Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    In a large pan of salted boiling water, cook the potatoes until just tender, about 10-12 minutes. Drain.
  • Step 2

    Whisk all of the remaining ingredients, apart from the cheese, together in a bowl. Season well.
  • Step 3

    Add the potatoes while still warm and toss together to coat in the dressing.
  • Step 4

    Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle over the cheese.