Potato Salad with Radishes and Chive

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The Potato Year: 300 Classic Recipes

The Potato Year

By Lucy Madden

Published 2015

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If you grow radishes you will probably find yourself with far too many of them at some point. Here they are a main ingredient of the salad rather than a garnish and the more varieties you can include the more interesting the result.


  • 1 lb (450 g) potatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large bunches of radishes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Parsley and chives, chopped


Steam the potatoes and while still warm, peel and slice them.

Heat the onion in a small pan with the vinegar. Leave it to reduce for a few minutes. Take off the heat, add 3 tablespoons of oil and season. Mix with the potatoes.

Wash the radishes well, slice them thinly and mix with the remaining tablespoon of oil and the juice of a lemon. On a large plate, pile the potatoes in a pyramid in the centre and surround them with the radishes. Strew the salad with chives and parsley.

In World War I a ‘potato-masher’ was a slang term for a German hand-grenade that was thus shaped.

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