Warm Potato Salad with Spicy Buttermilk Dressing


If ever there was a salad that is ideally suited to Summer this potato salad made with new potatoes is it! Once the potatoes soak up the buttermilk dressing they can be eaten on their own or served as a side dish with a simple fried lamb or pork chop.

Serves 4

12 new potatoes, scrubbed but skin left on

For the Buttermilk Dressing


300ml buttermilk
300ml creme fraiche
1 tablespoon mustard
10 leaves fresh mint
1-2 teaspoons chilli oil to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook the new potatoes in lots of boiling water at a lively simmer over medium heat until fork-soft. Drain and leave to sit for a few minutes with a piece of paper towel on top of them.
  2. Whizz all the ingredients for the dressing together in a blender or nutribullet. Season the dressing with salt and black pepper to taste.
  3. Toss the warm potatoes with a few spoons of dressing, adding more as required. Leave the potatoes to soak up the dressing and chill any leftover dressing in a seal jar in the fridge for later use.

Recipe Variations

– Omit the chilli oil and use a chopped red or green chilli instead or omit it altogether.

– The longer you leave the potato salad, the more dressing the potatoes soak up.

– Use yogurt or milk kefir instead of buttermilk.

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