New Potato Salad With Sardines

Potato and sardine make great companions especially with their flavour. It needs salt and citrus notes to bring out the best of this salad beauty.

Serves 2; Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 450g/1 lb. new baby potatoes
  • ½ lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 cans of sardines, drained
  • ½ jar green pitted olives, drained
  • handful of baby salad leaves
  • a bunch of parsley, chopped
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. To a pot, place the potatoes in enough cold water to cover them and bring to a gentle simmering boil. Cook until the potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool
  2. When the potatoes have cooled, slice each one in half and use as they are still warm in the middle.
  3. in a large bowl, add all the ingredients. Whisk the lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, olive oil and mustard. season to taste with pepper and salt.
  4. add the boiled potatoes ad sardines and mix together.
  5. Let the potatoes and sardines slightly break up and get crushed together. In this form they are now ideal for soaking up the juices from the dressing. 
  6. Add the chopped parsley, salad leaves and olives. Toss and serve at room temperature.
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