Quick & Easy

Julie Goodwin’s easy potato salad

A 5-ingredient warm potato salad.
Julie Goodwin's potato saladPhotography: Louise Lister. Styling: Vivien Walsh.

In this easy potato salad recipe, Julie Goodwin combines creamy desiree potatoes with a zingy, herby dressing. It’s simple, it’s fresh and it’s a crowd-pleasing classic you can rely on for family gatherings, easy barbecues and leftovers (if you’re lucky!).

Serve this potato salad recipe alongside Julie’s prawn and mango salad, our barbecued leg of lamb or flavoursome tandoori chicken.




Bring a large saucepan half-full of well-salted water to the boil over high heat. Add potatoes; adjust heat to medium and simmer gently for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. Drain well.


Combine olive oil and vinegar in a large bowl. Add warm potatoes, season with sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper; toss gently. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle over green onions and parsley.

Not suitable to freeze or microwave.

Julie’s notes

This recipe ran in The Australian Women’s Weekly in 2016 and was published online in 2024.

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