Broadbean & New Potato Salad

potato salad
Potato salad is such a great little meal. You can make it, chuck it in the fridge and be eating it for days. We took ours to Cornwall on our weekend roadtrip and had a picnic at Roadchef (not the most idyllic of settings but hey it’s the best the M5 had to offer at that point). This is the basic version plus some (usefully in-season) Broadbeans.

Broadbean & New Potato Salad


  • 4-5 new potatoes (more if they are small)
  • 6 Broadbean pods
  • 3 spring onions
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons good quality French Mayonnaise
  • salt/pepper to taste


  1. Wash the potatoes and cut into bite sized chunks
  2. Remove beans from pod and also remove their ‘chewy’ jackets too (time consuming but so worth it!)
  3. Boil potatoes until tender and throw in the beans for the last minute of cooking
  4. Hard boil the eggs peel and chop
  5. Throw everything in a bowl with the chopped spring onions and mayonnaise – give it a good stir and season
  6. Eat warm or chill in the fridge

9 Comments on “Broadbean & New Potato Salad

  1. Hello,

    This recipes looks very interesting. I am not from England (English is not my language) so I would to ask about explanation, what is broad bean. Is this something like string bean?

    Best regards

  2. Hi Asikk, Broadbeans are the big green bits in the photo above. They come in big pods and are surrounded by fleecy sponge type material inside the pod. Some people called the Fava Beans. There is a good explanation on wikipedia

  3. broad bean, fava bean, faba bean, horse bean, field bean or tic bean

  4. Hi mtp
    you got me to thinking this lunchtime, my Pink Furs will be ready soon and I bet they’d make great potato salad, maybe with a little mustard majo, Steph

  5. Wow! You have just given me inspiration for Sunday lunch!

    Also, just a note to say your blog is really great. I have just moved to the countryside and have missed the boat for most fruit and veg but will follow your progress with interest!

  6. Good to be reminded that a quick & easy dish, straight from the garden, tastes fantastic!

  7. Made the Potato and Broad Bean Salad.

    Veeeeeerrrrry nice.

    Too nice in fact……I polished the whole lot off.

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