Chicken and potato salad

I love salads and I’m always on the look out for new combinations as well as making my own mixtures! My family doesn’t really like them, however, but I wonder if they might like this… It’s inspired by several different recipes usually called something like ‘Persian Salad’… should that be changed to ‘Iranian Salad?’ I don’t know!

I haven’t put quantities because each recipe I’ve seen varies slightly however, these seem to be the main ingredients of most of them:

  • boiled potatoes, diced
  • roast chicken diced
  • hard-boiled eggs either sliced or chopped
  • fresh or frozen peas lightly cooked so they are still crunchy – or sugar or snap peas
  • gherkins finely chopped, or capers
  • chopped olives (I’d miss these out for my fussy daughter! – Not fussy, she’d say, particular!)
  • mayonnaise
  • zest and juice of lemons or lime
  • olive oil
  • fresh herbs finely chopped
  • seasoning
  1. carefully mix chicken, potatoes, eggs, peas and chopped gherkins or capers, reserving a few for garnish
  2. beat the mayonnaise, oil, lemon/lime juice and zest, and seasoning.
  3. add the citrus dressing to the chicken and potato mix and carefully turn in so you don’t break up the potatoes and eggs
  4. taste and add extra seasoning if necessary,
  5. garnish with the chopped olives, left over gherkins and capers and chopped herbs.
  6. keep chilled until ready to serve


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