Minted Pea and Potato Barbecue Salad

This minted pea and potato barbecue salad works perfectly with any BBQ lamb recipe. It is an accompaniment so you don’t actually need a barbecue grill to enjoy this one, in fact it’ll do nicely with a simple lamb chop.

Minted Pea and Potato Salad

Fresh new potatoes are required for this recipe, I usually go for the Charlotte variety but so long as they’re small and waxy you’ll be able to get away with whatever you get locally.

In addition to new potatoes, good examples of waxy varieties include Nicola & Maris Peer. You can tell a waxy potato by the skin (which will be shiny) and the flesh which will be clammy wet and slightly translucent.

It’s really easy to prepare, I like to serve it semi warm so it’s something that you can throw together before going outside to enjoy the barbecue cookout.

TIP - Make plenty! It’s absolutely delicious cold too.

Serves:- 4 people

Preparation Time:- 10 minutes
Cooking Time:- 20 minutes

Total Time:- 30 minutes


If preparing for guests with allergies then this potato barbecue salad is ideal because there are no allergens in there provided that you use freshly squeezed lemon juice rather than the bottled juice. Bottled lemon juice will contain sulphites which are used as a preservative.


  • 450g or 1 lb baby new potatoes
  • 150g or 5oz sugar snap peas or freshly shelled peas
  • Handful of fresh mint finely chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice (a squeeze)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Boil the potatoes until almost tender (circa 15 minutes depending on size) and check using the point of a knife that they are soft. It's important to get this timing right because if you go over, the potatoes will start to shed their skin and it doesn't look so pretty.

When you are happy that the potatoes are cooked more or less to perfection, add the peas and boil for a further minute.

Drain into a colander to remove all excess water (the steam will evaporate most in about 30 secs) then transfer to your salad bowl and immediately toss in the olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Sprinkle generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Flake the chopped fresh mint over the top and a final drizzle of olive oil just to give it that shiny finish.

Serve semi warm or chilled as you prefer.

See Also:-

Grilled Potato Salad Recipe
The Foundation For All Grilled Potato Recipes
More Delicious Salad Recipes
Great Tasting Vegetarian Options
Healthy Barbecue Recipes

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