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Sophie’s sweet & sour potato salad

on 27/06/2012

An excellent potato salad: lovely food!

A delightful & fun potato salad!

Today, I made this tasty & invented potato salad. I made enough for 2 days!

It is so good! I served it with organic spices sausages. You can also serve this with some grilled fish on the side: equally tasty! Or with a vegan burger of course!

Recipe: For 4 persons, a big part


1.200 kg of a good quality red potatoes, well washed & scrubbed, cleaned too

3/4 cup of little white pearl onions, in white vinegar, well-rinsed under cold water & well-drained

1/2 cup of little smaller gherkins, well-rinsed under cold water &Β well-drained, cut into finer rings

1 large orange bell pepper, cleaned,seeds & white bits removed, cut into smaller strips

3 fat spring onions, cleaned & cut into thicker rings

a fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 medium young yellow courgette ( home-grown!! )

1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt

black pepper

2 heaped tablespoons of a good quality mayonnaise or to make it vegan: use a good veganaise!!!

To serve with: good quality Gluten-Free organic spiced pork sausages or grilled fish or to make it vegan: a good vegan burger or a vegan sausage


1. Four hours before dinner, cut your potatoes horizontally into 2 & then crosswise 2 or 3 times, so you end up with bigger chunks. Cook your potatoes in salted water. Drain well. Place in a big bowl & place in the freezer for about 15 to 20 minutes to cool off quickly. Take out of the freezer & place cling film over it & keep in the fridge to keep cool.

2. In a large non-stick pan, heat up 2 or 3 tablespoons of that fruity oil. When hot, add the orange bell pepper strips, rings of spring onions & Β yellow courgette pieces. Add 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano & 1/2 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt. Stir often. Fry until al dente & just cooked through. This will take a few minutes. Take out the bowl of potatoes & remove the cling film. Add this mix to the bowl of cooled potatoes. Stir carefully not to break the potato pieces.

3. Add drained white pearl onions & add cut up gherkin pieces. Mix with a spoon. Taste! It has to taste sweet & sour. Add some seasoning if you need to. I added a bit of sea salt & a few grins of black pepper. Mix well. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of a good quality egg mayonnaise or add a good veganaise, you choose! Mix carefully. Taste again! Place cling film over the top & keep in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving. I did that & the flavours were just right!!!

4. 15 minutes before serving, take your bowl out of the fridge. Remove cling film. Fry your sausages or grill your fish pieces or fry your vegan burger or vegan sausages, like you normally do. Serve this instantly with big dollops of your tasty potato salad onto your plate! πŸ™‚ Happy Eating! xxx


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46 responses to “Sophie’s sweet & sour potato salad

  1. Katarina says:

    Your potato salad is yummy! Have a great day!

  2. hotlyspiced says:

    What a beautiful salad Sophie. I love potatoes with pickled onions. This looks delicious xx

  3. I love potato salad – and addition of the tart pickles makes this a wonderful recipe! Would love to taste some organic sausage!

    • Sophie says:

      I buy my oragnic spiced pork sausages at a local bio planet. You can compare with a Whole Foods store! πŸ™‚ I bet you can buy good quality organic meat in New York, hey??

  4. it reminds me the dutch potato salad, so nice and summery! πŸ™‚

  5. Yum, I love potato salad πŸ™‚

  6. kokob says:

    Delicious Sophie! What a perfect summer salad….it would be perfect to have on hand for lunch or dinner! I love how you used pearl onions and gherkins!!

  7. lovely and must be good if you made it for two days

  8. Potato salads are one of my favorites in the summer for picnics and easy dinners. Love the zucchini in yours. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  9. This looks amazing, Sophie!! An absolute necessity for summer. I can’t wait to try this! πŸ™‚

  10. Carolyn Jung says:

    Mmm, sausages and potato salad — the ultimate Fourth of July meal. πŸ˜‰

  11. Blond Duck says:

    This will be perfect for the 4th!

  12. Sophie, gorgeous colours in your delicious salad! It would make a perfect accompaniment to a barbeque! πŸ™‚

  13. Ina Gawne says:

    Sophie – I love your potato salad recipe! Paired with great sausages – a perfect dinner!

  14. This potato salad is a real killer – great recipe πŸ˜€
    A new subscriber my friend!

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Saskia says:

    Yum. This looks very ‘lekker’! Will definitely give it a try. I’m a huge fan of potato salad.

  16. Lisa says:

    Sophie – I put pickle relish in my potato salad most of the time..and I LOVE IT..but I love your idea of adding the baby white vinegar onions to give it a more sweet and sour taste! Genius!! It looks so good, I’m dying here! It also looks so pretty! Like I always say, you need to open a ‘healthy/vegan’ bistro or cafe..and/or write a cookbook! xo

  17. Norma Chang says:

    Will be making the potato salad when my potatoes are ready for harvest. Hope I get a good harvest. Love potato salad.

  18. Karen says:

    Your salad sounds terrific with the pickled onions and gherkins.

  19. The potato salad looks delicious, Sophie, and it is perfect for a picnic!

  20. Barbara says:

    Lovely salad, Sophie. And I really liked your list of salads…so many ideas for the coming holiday!

  21. Tandy says:

    I love that you use vegetable from your garden! I need to get planting πŸ™‚

    • Sophie33 says:

      You need to do that, Tandy! Growing your own & eating them , makes all the difference & it is cheaper too! πŸ™‚ Enjoy the potato salad! πŸ™‚

  22. Barb says:

    I have a RIDICULOUS amount of love for gherkins, so I’ll be making the vegan version of this for sure! πŸ™‚

  23. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Very interesting!

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