Potato Salad

Yields 4 servings


2 pounds red potatoes, washed, cut into small cubes (leave skin on)
3 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon black peppercorn
1 sprig fresh cilantro
1 sprig fresh rosemary
6 ounces green beans, finely sliced
Salt to taste
2 large hard-boiled eggs, cut into small cubes
2 tablespoons small capers, drained
10 ounces white solid tuna, packed in water
4 scallions, green stalks only, cut into small slices
½ green apple, cut into small cubes (leave skin on)
3 tablespoons Spanish piquillo peppers, cut into small cubes
¼ cup water used to boil potatoes
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
¼ cup extra virgin olive
¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground


1. Boil potatoes in a large pan.
2. Add salt, pepper, garlic, cilantro and rosemary. Cook at medium heat for 12 minutes or until potatoes are al dente.
3. Strain potatoes and retain ¼ cup of the liquid used for boiling potatoes, strained.
4. In a medium pan, add green beans and 1 cup salted water. Boil for 3 minutes and strain.
5. In a large bowl, add potatoes, green beans, eggs, scallions, piquillo peppers, capers, apple and tuna. Gently mix all the ingredients.
6. Prepare vinaigrette with ¼ cup of water used for boiling the potatoes, vinegar, mustard and cilantro. Add oil slowly and mix. Pour over salad and mix gently. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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