Red & white potato salad with pickled onions

Healthy picnic recipe for 6 - 8 people, takes only 15 mins; recipe has new potato, red onion, white wine vinegar, soured cream, mayonnaise, dijon mustard, celery, gherkin and dill.

Red & white potato salad with pickled onions

Red & white potato salad with pickled onions

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Healthy picnic

6 - 8

Prep time

20 mins


  • Red Onion: 1 large red onion, halved and cut into thin half-moons
  • Soured Cream: 150ml soured cream
  • Dill: 2 tbsp dill, chopped
  • Mayonnaise: 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • White Wine Vinegar: 100ml white wine vinegar
  • Dijon Mustard: 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • New Potato: 1 1/4 kg red Roseval new potatoes
  • Celery: 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • Gherkin: 1 gherkin from a jar, finely chopped


  1. Put the potatoes in a pan of cold salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 mins or until tender and a knife goes in easily. Meanwhile, combine the onion and vinegar in a large bowl, cover and set aside.
  2. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan, then stand for 5 mins to steam-dry. Slice them into bite-sized pieces and add to the bowl with the onion and vinegar, season with salt to taste and toss to combine. Cover and chill until cold.
  3. Combine the soured cream, mayonnaise and mustard, then add to the cold potatoes with the celery, gherkin and dill. Stir with a spatula until well combined, taking care not to break up the potatoes too much. Season to taste, then chill for at least 1 hr before serving.