• 400 grams baby potatoes
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 fresh bunch of chives
  • 15 pitted black olives
  • 4 sweet red conical peppers (bull horn capsicum / sweet palermo)
  • 1 can of anchovies

Dressing ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Juice of half of a lemon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of thyme
  • Pinch of oregano

Author of this recipe

Silvia González

Silvia González

Food blogger / food writer

I love salads because they're beautiful in flavour, beautiful to look at, and, needless to say, delicious. Read more

Preparing refreshing and delicious salads doesn’t have to be at odds with our traditional flavours and favourite combinations. Like they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

That's just what inspired me in this simple salad. The combination of ingredients comes straight from the recipe box where you keep the most traditional, the most authentic, the flavours truest to your heart. Cucumber, potato, olives, onion, anchovies, extra virgin olive oil, lemon, garlic... Delightful! A true festival of flavours, accompanied by a glass of good white wine, to make a pefect summer moment.

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  1. Boil the potatoes (well washed, as we will leave the skin on) in plenty of water. Keep an eye on them to make sure they do not fall apart, so as not to damage the presentation of the salad. Rinse, drain well and set aside.
  2. Chop the cucumber, onion, and peppers into small cubes and slice the olives into rings.
  3. Cut the potatoes into halves or quarters, depending on their size. Put in a bowl with the remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix the vinaigrette ingredients together until emulsified; I like shaking them vigorously in a tight lidded jar.
  5. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad ingredients, cover with plastic wrap (or a lid if the container has one) and let the flavours combine in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Tips from the author

Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley to add extra flavour and colour that complements our salad beautifully.

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