Swedish Herby Potato Salad

Serves 5
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins

This is what my Swedish relatives served me when I was last in Stockholm a few months ago. I forgot my table manners, ate it all and I’m not even sorry.


  • handfuls of fresh tarragon, thyme, dill washed and chopped finely
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 kg baby potatoes
  • 10 gherkins
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 cup red cabbage washed and chopped
  • 4 radishes chopped
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard dressing
  • 1 tsp english mustard dressing
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar dressing
  • 1 tsp agave or any sweetener dressing


First off boil the potatoes until nice and soft, about 15 minutes. Drain, run under cold water to stop them cooking then leave them to the side to cool.

In a big salad bowl add the clean, chopped herbs. Add a big pinch of salt and juice from 1/2 the lemon. Mix it up.

Throw in the gherkins, capers, radishes, red cabbage.

Chop the cooled potatoes in half and throw them in too. Add the juice from the other half of the lemon, and more salt if you want.

Whisk up the four dressing ingredients in a little bowl with a fork and pour on top of the salad. Toss it like a polaroid picture, or something like that.

Leave in the fridge until you need to present it as part of your posh dinner party food procession, because what is a dinner party without a food procession, or a Swedish potato salad!?

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