Picadillo del Verano – Spanish Potato Salad

As the weather has improved I present you with Picadillo del Verano – A Spanish Potato Salad, as promised in my last post. Aren’t the colours in this salad absolutely beautiful? The second my mother taught me how to make it I just had to take a picture of it. Something about it makes me happy. To be fair I always love to learn a new and delicious recipe, especially if it is as easy as this one. It is the perfect summer potato salad. I know you are thinking, that you don’t need another potato salad recipe. I disagree, you absolutely need this one. You can put all your favourite vegetables in it, or things you need to use up before they turn. That happens to everybody, right? It also feeds an entire company and then some, therefore it’s great for a barbecue. As it is seasoned with salt, vinegar and olive oil to taste it keeps incredibly well unlike salads with mayonnaise. Make it little bit extra and pack it for lunch, as you don’t have to worry about the heat. You should go peel and boil some potatoes. Plunder your refrigerator or vegetable garden, you will not regret it. Adapt the recipe to your own personal preferences and make as much as you like.

Picadillo del Verano

1-1/2 kg waxy Potatoes
½ cucumber
2-3 tomatoes
Bell Peppers
Boiled green beans
Green or black olives
Optional: 1 can of tuna
Optional: Capers
Olive oil
Red wine vinegar

1. Peel and boil your potatoes. Leave them to cool and then cut them into small pieces. Put everything into a large bowl.
2. Cut all the other vegetables and add the to the potatoes. Also add the olives and capers.
3. If you want to add a can of tuna, drain it and add it before seasoning.
4. Add salt, vinegar and olive oil to taste and carefully stir the salad to not break the potatoes. Leave it to chill in the refrigerator until needed.
5. Stir and taste it before serving, add more seasoning if needed.

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1 thought on “Picadillo del Verano – Spanish Potato Salad

  1. I love the addition of the olives & capers — a little blast of salty without making the whole dish salty.

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