Potato and garlic with spices

Recipe: Garlicky potato salad

3 minutes to read

Recipe by potatoes.co.nz, a not-for-profit organization

Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 25 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp warm water
  • 500g boiling potatoes, sliced into even-sized pieces
  • pinch salt


  • To make the salsa, crush the garlic and cumin seeds together using a mortar and pestle. When very smooth/fine, add the paprika. Then very gradually add the olive oil. When blended, add the vinegar and water. Place in a screw top jar.
  • Place potatoes into a saucepan with a lid.
  • Add enough cold water to just cover the potatoes. Season to taste.
  • Place the lid on the saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Once the potatoes come to the boil, reduce heat and simmer gently. Vigorous boiling will cause most potatoes to break up. Drain.
  • Pour salsa dressing over the warm potatoes and serve.

Option: Steam potatoes instead of boiling them. Do not season.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Total fat14.54g
– sugars0.94g

Did you know cumin, though a common spice, has proven exceptional health benefits?

To learn more about herbs and spices please see our article, Anti-cancer foods: The Healthiest Herbs and Spices (Part 1).

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