Patatas Aliñadas Recipe (Spanish Potato Salad)
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Spanish
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Serves: 4
This Spanish potato salad recipe makes the perfect summer side dish. Patatas aliñadas are a traditional tapa in Andalusia.
  • 3 pounds of new potatoes (medium size)
  • 2 white onions, small dice
  • Water
  • Fresh parsley, diced
  • Extra virgin olive oil (preferably a spicy kind like an Andalusian picual)
  • 4 tablespoons Sherry vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 cans of high quality Spanish tuna
  1. Wash the potatoes well, put them into a large pot and cover them with water
  2. Cook over high heat and add a tablespoon of sea salt right when the water boils
  3. Allow the potatoes to boil until just tender (when they can be skewed through with a toothpick/fork). This should take about 25 minutes.
  4. While the potatoes are cooking, dice the onion and the parsley
  5. When the potatoes are just cooked through, take the pot off the heat and keep the potatoes in the hot water for another 30 minutes
  6. Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon and place them in a strainer for another 20 minutes, until they're cool enough to handle
  7. Remove the skin with your hands or with the help of a knife
  8. Cut the potatoes into thick discs and put them in a glass bowl
  9. Add the onion and parsley and ½ tablespoon of sea salt
  10. Next add the vinegar and finally the olive oil
  11. Adjust for salt and on top add the (drained) can of tuna as well as the sliced hard boiled egg
  12. Enjoy!
Recipe by Spanish Sabores - Simple Spanish Recipes & Travel Tips at