Italian potato salad with red onion

Crisp pancetta adds a new dimension to potato salad in this deliciously different recipe from Jennifer Joyce
Italian potato salad with red onion
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 250 g slices streaky pancetta
  • 500 g small red potatoes, cooked and drained
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • large bunch of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

For the vinaigrette:

  • 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 7 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Method

1. Put all the vinaigrette ingredients into a screwtop jar, shake well and set aside.

2. Fry the pancetta in a small frying pan until very crisp, then drain on kitchen paper.

3. Slice the potatoes into 1cm thick pieces and place in a large bowl. Add the pancetta, onion, parsley, the remaining salt, the pepper and vinaigrette.

4. Mix gently and serve immediately.

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