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Potato and onion salad with lemon caper dressing

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Give a piquant flavor to your potato side dish

Potato side dishes often accompany our food. If you want something piquant for a change, put this on your table. You'll wonder why you never tried it before!

Give a piquant flavor to your potato side dish

If you want something tastier than your usual boiled potatoes, try this one and taste the zesty difference. Perk up your fish and meat dishes with this quick and simple recipe.

Potato and onion salad with lemon caper dressing recipe

Serves 2


  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 5 tablepoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons capers
  • 1 medium onion, sliced in rings
  • Salt
  • Fresh parsley, chopped finely


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, boil some water. When it boils, add salt and drop in the potatoes. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until they are tender.
  2. While waiting for the potatoes to cook, prepare the dressing.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the extra-virgin olive oil, vinegar, the juice of 1 lemon, parsley, salt and capers.
  4. When the potatoes are tender, drain them and transfer them to a bowl. Add the onions. Pour the dressing and mix. Add more extra-virgin olive oil if desired.

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