Purple Potato Salad Recipe
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Heirloom purple potato salad with perfect 6 minute eggs and herbs !
Have you ever a made a purple potato salad ? This is a real thing around the shack and I would like to introduce you to your new favorite potato salad. You are welcome kids ! Mama loves ya !
I must confess, I could not help myself from singing Purp and Yellow all around the kitchen as I was making this salad. I mean, it just came out and I had no way of stopping it. You know what I’m talking about, you are singing Purp and Yellow right now ! Got ya teeheeheehee
On to this dreamy purple potato salad:
Doesn’t it look fake ? But it isn’t ! These are real organic fingerling purple potatoes. And you know I don’t do photoshop, so this is the real deal ! Wowza !! I’m telling you, nature has a way of showing off that never ceases to amaze me.
We clearly love potato salads around here, and we also love our chicken eggs. Together, they are dangerous, a Bonnie and Clyde kind of pair, just check the pictures of that creamy egg yolk oozing over the purple potatoes. Are you drooling yet ?
I bet this is the way to get your kids to eat some potatoes and eggs. I mean, what kid would say no to a purple potato salad with creamy chicken eggs on top ?!
Purple potatoes have an earthy rich flavor so you don’t need much to help their flavors shine through. A really good extra virgin olive oil, some fresh herbs and crunchy pepitas, forget about it !
I initially made this with a blood orange olive oil which I loved, however in the recipe I just say extra virgin olive oil because some people don’t like flavored olive oils, so I figured I’d keep things simple. You decide what rocks your taste buds.
So I just can’t get over that bright pretty purple color, I probably ate way too much purple potato salad today just because of that.
For a split second there I thought of calling this the Lakers Purple Potato Salad ! I know, take that Kobe :p ! But, I decided to hold off until they put me on their payroll. I’ll keep you posted 😉
So tell me, what did you cook this weekend ? And did you save me some leftovers ? When are you going to make this purple potato salad ? I want to know everything !
Purple Potato Salad RecipePrint Recipe
- 2 lb purple fingerling potatoes organic
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more as needed
- 1/2 tsp sea salt + more to taste
- 2 leaves bay
- 1/2 bunch fresh dill snipped
- 1/2 bunch fresh chives or 3 scallions snipped
- 4 eggs organic
- 1/4 c pepitas or pine nuts toasted
- Freshly cracked peppercorn medley to taste
- Red pepper flakes to taste
- Drain the purple potatoes in a colander and allow them to dry off in their own steam for a few minutes until cool enough to handle.
- Meanwhile in a salad bowl mix together the olive oil, sea salt, dill and chives. Cut the purple potatoes in halves or thirds depending on their size and add them on top of the olive oil dressing. Gently toss to coat all over.
- Bring a small pot of water to a boil and add the eggs. Cook for 6 minutes and drain under some cold water. Gently peel them and cut them in half. Place the eggs cut side up on top of the purple potato salad, and season all over with the cracked peppercorns, red pepper flakes and more sea salt to taste.
- Garnish with some fresh dill, chives and the toasted pepitas. Finish with a nice drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and serve warm.
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Gorgeous photos as always. I love the color! Purple potatoes are some of my faves. <3
Thanks Marissa. I keep trying, my little Iphone hanging in there, olive oiled and all lol
Absolutely fantastic. Awesome recipe
You my lady are crazy clever. I heart the bajinkas outta of this beautiful potato salad. Everytime I cook the purple potato, they loose a lot of the vibrant colour. Yours however, did not. Shall try using your method. 🙂
Last weekend I attempted 3 times to make macarons, ruined every batch, which was disheartening. Also made some spicy pepper sauce, and zucchini fritters. Got plenty of sauce for you to come on over and try, and Ill be attempting this beauty this weekend. 🙂
hahaha @Anna you crack me up! That happened to me before, that is why I cook them whole and then cut them. Such an AHA moment fo rme lol ! Yes I am all about the spicy pepper sauce and zucchini fritters. Macarons are better bought in my opinion lol (clearly I don’t make any)
Those potatoes are just amazing!!!! I wish we got purple potatoes here in WA, but I have never seen them in stores or at farmers markets. We seem very short on potatoes. In the UK I used to love Anya potatoes but I can’t buy them here either. Are the potatoes a waxy variety? Just trying to think what I could sub in. Although I think my salad will look very boring in comparison!
The purple are just stunning! Oh and the eggs!!! Perfectly cooked!
They are just a purple variety of fingerlings, they behave the same as well. If you can’t find any purple ones ask the produce manager to bring heirloom fingerlings. They will be mixed with golden and pink ones. Meanwhile to pretty up a potato salad, I would suggest lots of edible flowers sprinkled over the top 🙂
I used to sell purple potatoes in a grocery store. I NEVER made anything with them. Your recipe is so pretty I will go get some purple potatoes and start cooking those creamy chicken eggs pronto!
No way!! That is funny, and yes Pronto, I bet they wold be lovely even grilled !
Love the vibrant colors! This salad looks so delicious! Pinning!
Thank you Mira xo’s
I LOVE purple potato salad! It’s such a beautiful color. I also love that this is a no-mayo potato salad (mayo is not quite my thing).
I feel the same way, especially when Nature throws at us such perfection, why ruin a good thing ..?! 😉
I just love the color happening in this dish! I can honestly say I’ve never had or seen purple potatoes. Now I’ll be on the hunt for some!
Yes, you gotta find those babies! So much fun!
Omg, l fell in love with those colors. I will definitely try this recipe soon.
Haha, I know how you feel, Love is in the purple potatoes lol
I love purple potatoes! They are so much fun in a salad when you have friends over as they always get a big surprise when the salad is purple 😉
Love purple potatoes!!
I just made a purple potato dish for posting next week. My purple potatoes are more varigated, purple and white streaks. The photo is lovely.
Oh how interesting. I haven’t seen the variegated ones yet, I’ll be on the look out for sure.
Those are the most amazing looking purple potatoes I’ve ever seen. I must find some! This dish looks so delicious!
aww thank you! They swept me off my feet, i swear. I hope you find some at the market.
How freaking pretty! This post is GORGEOUS!!
thank you 🙂 ! Have a great weekend!
Where in the world can I find these purple potatoes?? I have never seen them. We have a hyvee here and a price chopper grocery store.But no help
Hi Lynn, I usually find them at the Farmers Market and the grocery store. Sprouts and Whole Foods usually but they are very seasonal. SO whenever I see them I store them in my fridge because they last for a while.
Wow!! The color on those potatoes is amazing. I have never had purple potatoes but now I am on a mission to find some this weekend 🙂 Great recipe!
The colors get me every time ! I wouldn’t have even made a potato salad that day if they weren’t purple lol
Wow! I am so loving this vibrant, gorgeous and yummy potato salad! This is a stunner, Florentina!
Thank you, it’s not me I swear! This is another act of nature showing off its beauty ! I’m just as amazed as everyone else, especially this is real organic potatoes and eggs.
And I’m signing Purple Rain! Your way with colour is just fab beyond words. I have never seen such an exotic looking potato salad before! That overhead shot – an absolute ripper all the way. 🙂
Haha Now I’m singing Purple rain too lol ! What is it with songs we get in our head and can’t stop singing. Btw, the overhead shots, I always think of you when I take them, Nagi said overhead Iphone shots are the best !