The fresh, zesty herb dressing gives this simple potato salad a kick. Adding the salmon flakes and boiled eggs turns it into a hearty summer meal or great pot luck salad.
- 500g new baby potatoes
- 200g hot smoked salmon, flaked
- 4 boiled eggs, peeled and quartered
- 5 sprigs mint
- 50g baby spinach leaves – about a cup
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2-3 tbsp warm water
- Snipped chives and cracked pepper
1 Cook potatoes in salted water until just tender when pierced with a knife. Drain and cool enough to handle, cut in half or quarters.
2 In a large bowl, combine potatoes, flaked salmon and quartered eggs.
3 For dressing, combine mint, spinach leaves, garlic and lemon zest in a food processor (or use a jug and a stick blender). Process until fine; add oil and enough warm water to make a thin, pourable dressing. Season to taste.
4 Toss the salad with some or all of the dressing and arrange on a serving platter. Garnish with snipped chives and cracked pepper.
*If you have excess dressing, keep in the fridge and use for pasta or as a marinade for chicken or over grilled fish.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author