This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Tesco & Jersey Royals Potatoes.
Much as I love a good buffet or picnic, I am so often left disappointed by the potato salads on offer. None of us Costellos are huge fans of overly creamy potato dishes -Shuddering at the thought of submerging beautifully tender Jersey Royals in a heavy mayonnaisse dressing. Only one way to get round that, make your own Potato Salad dish. This time with a clean, zesty dressing that still brings out the taste of the potatoes. When I was asked to share a particular favourite dish containing Tesco’s Jersey Royals I knew exactly which one to share.
We tend to go simple with just some frozen peas as we always have them in but other vegetables go equally well. Baby asparagus when in season is great for a bit of luxury or some blanched green beans.
The beauty of Jersey Royals (Baby Jersey Royals like I used in my recipe) is that there is no need to peel, giving your salad an earthy, nutty taste. Just a quick scrub under running water and you are set to go. I chopped each Baby Royal in half which speeds up the cooking and makes assembly of the salad super quick afterwards.
Tesco Jersey Royal New Potatoes are available in 2 pack sizes (450g & 1kg) and are available in selected Tesco stores from early May until July. The 450g bags are currently on offer for only 45p making this recipe super frugal and seasonal as Jersey Royals are at their best right now.
A few facts about Jersey Royals:
- Jersey Royals can only be called that if they are grown on Jersey.
- Their heritage dates back over 140 years.
- Jersey Royals are the only potato that carries the EU Protected Designation of Origin – Like Wensleydale Cheese & Melton Mowbray Pork Pies.
I have been compensated for this post. The recipe is my own.