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Spanish Peasants Potato Salad | Ensalada de Patatas Campesina

This Spanish Peasants Potato Salad is packed with so many great flavors, it´s made with simple everyday ingredients and effortless to put together. The perfect side dish for your next summer bbq.

Spanish Peasants Potato Salad
This is a dish that dates back all the way to the early 17th century. Created by Spanish peasants, that grew their own ingredients in land. Which made dishes like this easily accessible and very affordable.

Spanish Peasants Potato Salad
The beauty of this potato salad, is that there is no mayonnaise. Instead, we add in a homemade dressing made of olive oil & vinegar. So not only is this potato salad super flavorful, but it´s also very healthy.

Spanish Peasants Potato Salad
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: The secret here is to boil your potatoes al dente. Which means they are fully cooked through but still have some texture to them. This way they don´t lose their shape and get mushy. It took me between 16 to 17 minutes to boil them this way. But every pan heats differently. So keep an eye on them after 15 minutes.

Spanish Peasants Potato Salad

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5 from 3 votes

Spanish Peasants Potato Salad | Ensalada de Patatas Campesina

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 medium sized new potatoes
  • 2 cage-free organic eggs
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • 8 green pimento stuffed olives
  • 8 black pitted olives
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar 15 ml
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 5 ml
  • handful finely chopped parsley
  • sea salt & black pepper


  1. Cut the potatoes into small 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) pieces, add them into a stock pot, fill with cold water to 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) above the potatoes, season with sea salt and heat with a high heat

  2. Meanwhile, add 2 eggs into a sauce pan, fill with cold water to 1 inch (2.50 cm) above the eggs, heat with a high heat, once the water comes to a boil, place a lid on the pan and turn off the heat, let the eggs sit for 12 minutes, then drain and add into a bowl with cold water

  3. After cooking the potatoes for 16 to 17 minutes, they should be perfectly cooked al dente, which means they are fully cooked through but they have not lost their texture, pierce them with a toothpick, if it easily goes in but with some resistance, they are perfect, drain into a colander, rinse the potatoes under cold water and then pat them completely dry, transfer the potatoes in a large bowl

  4. Finely dice 1/2 bulb of a spring onion and finely chop a handful of the green leaves, add into the bowl with the potatoes

  5. Roughly chop 1/2 red and 1/2 green bell pepper, add into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients

  6. Roughly chop 1 large tomato and add into the bowl

  7. Cut 8 pimento stuffed green olives and 8 black pitted olives in half lengthwise, add into the bowl

  8. Season everything in the bowl with sea salt & black pepper

  9. To make the dressing, add 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil into a bowl, along with 1 tbsp sherry vinegar, 1 tsp lemon juice and season with sea salt & black pepper, whisk together

  10. Pour the dressing over the potato salad and then gently mix together until well combined

  11. Transfer the potato salad into a large serving dish

  12. Peel the hard boiled eggs and cut each one into 4 evenly sized pieces, add them over the potato salad

  13. Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

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  1. Spanish peasants' potato salad - Good Living

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    28 . Jul . 2021
  2. June S

    Love this recipe and several of your others. BUT you don’t provide nutritional values.

    21 . Jul . 2021
  3. Tracey

    5 stars
    Delish…will make again, and again!

    11 . Jul . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      I am so happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      12 . Jul . 2021
  4. CDursun

    5 stars
    Wow! This is a fabulous potato salad! Super flavorful, and I will definitely make it again.

    16 . Jun . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      16 . Jun . 2021
  5. Mirandamom

    5 stars

    12 . Jun . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you! Much love 🙂

      13 . Jun . 2021

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