I suggest you make together today the best simple potato salad recipe, what we will consume as a side dish with fried chicken legs or another meat recipe. This salad is so easy to make that anyone can amaze the family with an alternative to mashed potatoes or french fries.

Potato salad has countless variations, from those with mayonnaise, as I showed you in the best potato salad with homemade mayonnaise, to the simple ones with different herbs and vegetables.

Today’s salad will have only three basic ingredients: red potatoes, red onions and chives.

Few Ingredients

I chose to use red potatoes, which are better suited for salads because they are firmer and do not crumble so easily. We will use about 800 g, enough for four servings.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Red Potatoes and Red Onions

We also need two medium-sized red onions and a bunch of chives for an extra flavour. Otherwise, sea salt, freshly ground pepper and sunflower oil.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Bunch of Chives

How to Make the Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe?

Because this salad is made from boiled potatoes, we need to boil the potatoes first. So, put the whole potatoes, without peeling them, in a soup pot, pour the water until they cover them well and put it boil. Don’t forget to put a teaspoon of sea salt in the water.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Boiling Red Potatoes

While the potatoes are boiling, we can cook the onions. Peel the two onions and chop them not very finely.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Peeled Red Onions
Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Chopped Onions

Put the chopped onion in a bowl, in which you will make the potato salad. Season the onion with a teaspoon of sea salt, half a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and 100 ml of sunflower oil.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Chopped Onions in the Bowl
Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Seasoned Chopped Onions in the Bowl
Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Pour Oil on the Seasoned Chopped Onions in the Bowl

Mix everything and let the onion sit, soften a little, until the potatoes boil. After the potatoes have boiled, drain the water and let them cool almost completely, so that we can work with them.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Boiled Cooling Red Potatoes

If the potatoes have cooled, we peel them, because I don’t like to use potato peels in salads.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Peeled Boiled Red Potatoes

Now we can cut them, I preferred to cut them into cubes but they can also be sliced. I chose to cut them directly in the bowl over the onion.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Cut in Cubes Potatoes on the Chopped Onions

Mix lightly, then continue seasoning. Hot potatoes have the property of absorbing a lot of oil and flavours, so we need to add a little more aromas.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Mixing the Potatoes Salad

For the beginning, finely chop the chives.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Chopping a Bunch of Chives

Add the chopped chives over the potatoes. Season with another half teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and a teaspoon of sea salt. If the salad is too dry, add more sunflower oil, I put another 100 ml.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Chopped Chives and Ground Pepper on the Potato Salad

Mix easily and with that, we finished the best simple potato salad recipe. All we have to do is let it rest for about 15 minutes to combine the flavours, and we can serve it.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Ready to Serve

Serving the Salad

This potato salad can be eaten as such, or as a side dish near meat, such as fried chicken drumsticks, as I did.

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Served on Plate With Roasted Chicken Drumstick

If you want other potato recipes, I recommend the following:

Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Served on Plate With Roasted Chicken Drumstick

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Best Simple Potato Salad Recipe-Served on Plate With Roasted Chicken Drumstick

Best Simple Potato salad Recipe

Course: Dinner, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Hungarian, International
Diet: Low Fat, Vegetarian
Keyword: best simple potato salad, best simple potato salad recipe, potato salad, potato salad recipe, simple potato salad, simple potato salad recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 portions
Author: Timea
I suggest you make together today the best simple potato salad recipe, what we will consume as a side dish with fried chicken legs or another meat recipe. This salad is so easy to make that anyone can amaze the family with an alternative to mashed potatoes or french fries.
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Equipment

  • Soup Pot
  • bowl

Ingredients

  • 800 g red potatoes
  • 2 pieces red onions medium size
  • 3 teaspoons sea salt kosher
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper freshly ground
  • 200 ml sunflower oil
  • 1 bunch chives

Instructions

  • Put the whole potatoes, without peeling them, in a pot, pour the water until they cover them well and put it boil. Don’t forget to put a teaspoon of sea salt in the water. Peel the onions and chop them not very finely. Put the chopped onion in a bowl, season with a teaspoon of sea salt, half a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and 100 ml of sunflower oil.
  • After the potatoes have boiled, drain the water and let them cool almost completely. If the potatoes have cooled, we peel them and cut them into cubes directly in the bowl over the onion. Add the chopped chives over the potatoes. Season with another half teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, a teaspoon of sea salt and 100 ml sunflower oil.
  • After rest it 15 minutes, this potato salad can be eaten as such, or as a side dish near meat, such as fried chicken drumsticks, as I did.
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