Monday, August 6, 2018

Potato and Pea Salad #FarmersMarketWeek

Made with a tangy buttermilk dressing, flecked with fresh herbs and wrapped around tender baby redskin potatoes this salad is sure to become a new family favorite......

Welcome to Farmer's Market Week with the Gang from Festive Foodies.......

A group of us will be sharing some recipes to help you enjoy all the bounty found at your local Farmer's Market at this time of year.  This event is being hosted by Ellen of Family Around the Table 
as part of our Festive Foodies lineup.

There is nothing that I love more than visiting Farmer's Markets.  I love meeting the people and listening to them tell of their passion for their crops.  I love knowing where my food is grown and supporting the small, local farmer.  I love when they sell the items that they have made from their crops and livestock.  I love the people who visit the farmer's markets, walking around with their recyclable bags and huge smiles on their faces.  There is always a friendly nod and usually an eager conversation about what they are making with their treasured finds.

Today, I am sharing a recipe that I found in Cuisine at Home.  I love that this bi-monthly publication shares seasonal recipe ideas.  I have been subscribing to this magazine for nearly 20 years now.  Love it!!  And, no, this is not a sponsored post.

What first caught my eye with this version of potato salad was the dressing that combined mayo, sour cream and buttermilk with lots of fresh herbs.

Potato Salad is a staple at nearly every summer get together and I have made numerous versions through the years.  I have mixed potatoes with bacon and blue cheese, and I have added green beans to the potatoes.  I have served them warm, O'Brien Style and I have recycled leftovers into potato salad.  And, of course, I have shared my Mom's classic potato salad.

I also loved the addition of peas into this potato salad.  It adds a pop of color and natural sweetness to the salad that is unusual.  I don't know why I never thought before to add peas.  They are a common addition to my pasta salads.

Let's see what the others are sharing for this first day of Farmer's Market Week.  We are going to be posting each day to help you navigate your way around your next trip to the Farmer's Market.

And here is my recipe for this potato salad that is sure to become a favorite this summer.

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Potato and Pea Salad

prep time: 15 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 35 mins
Made with a tangy buttermilk dressing, flecked with fresh herbs and wrapped around tender baby redskin potatoes this salad is sure to become a new family favorite......


2 lbs. redskin potatoes
1/3 c. Miracle Whip
1/4 c. sour cream
1/4 c. buttermilk
handful of chives, chopped
several sprigs of dill, minced
3 stems parsley, minced
1 t. sugar
3-4 shakes of hot sauce
1 c. frozen sweet peas, thawed
salt and pepper to taste


Boil potatoes in a large pot of salted water for about 15-20 minutes, until easily pierced with a fork.  Remove from water and allow to cool.  When cool enough to handle, slice into rounds, about 1/4" thick.

While potatoes are cooling, whisk together the Miracle Whip, sour cream, buttermilk, herbs and hot sauce.  Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Gently fold the potatoes and peas into the dressing.  Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.


Recipe adapted from one found at Cuisine at Home, Issue #70.
Created using The Recipes Generator


  1. I love peas and boy does this salad look delicious. Perfect for a summer potluck!

  2. This would be great for a potluck, as Ellen says. Like the peas in there.

  3. Love the peas and potatoes combo!

  4. I love the idea of this! The dressing sounds amazing and I have never tried peas in a potato salad. I want some!

  5. I never heard of peas in a potato salad. It looks great!

    1. It was my first time too, Nichole, but it won't be the last.

  6. You are tormenting me- as I do dearly love potato salad and could eat this off the page except for that dang diet I am on. I'll save this one for a cheat day. :D

    1. Sorry, Sue, but kudos to you for doing so well with your new eating plan.

  7. I'm so glad to know another Miracle Whip fan! It's so good in dressings. This salad sounds amazing.

    1. I am a Miracle Whip fan, Karen. I think it depends on whether your mom was a Miracle Whip fan. It was all we had when I was growing up.

  8. You know the way to my heart!!! There's nothing quite like a yummy potato salad...well, except maybe a deviled egg!!!

  9. I am always looking for recipes to use buttermilk, this sounds amazing!

  10. Potato salad and summer just go together. I love all of the herbs and peas in this!

  11. This reminds me a little bit of my mom's potato salad. Such a great dish to bring to summer BBQs and cookouts

  12. Love this recipe! We are a potato loving family, and this will be on our table soon!

  13. Such a tasty potato salad. I love using buttermilk in salads because it adds a great depth of flavor. Love that you used peas, yummy!

  14. I LOVE potato salad! I've never thought to add peas. Can't believe I didn't think of it. Yum!

    1. It was yum Chris, it will be a common addition from now on.


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