Lemon Herb Potatoes

Excellent side dish to any kind of meat!



Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 8 to 10 / preparation time: 30 minutes



3 lbs baby or fingerling potatoes

1 fresh lemon, juiced

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup fresh chives, finely chopped

¼ cup fresh chopped Italian parsley

salt to taste



1 – Wash the potatoes very well and put them in a large pot, covered with cold water and add 1 tsp of salt.

2 – Bring the pot to a boil and let it cook until potatoes are tender (about 20-25 minutes ). Do not let them overcook.

3 – Drain them and place the potatoes in a large bowl.

4 – With a fork, gently press the potatoes to be broken lightly (they have to remain individual potatoes, not all mashed).

5 – Add the lemon juice and mix well.

6 – Put olive oil, chives and parsley and stir until seasoning is evenly distributed.

7 – Taste and add salt, if necessary.


Tips and Options:

  • To check if the potatoes are soft, stick a fork on them. It should easily reach the center of the potato.
  • To make the dish even prettier, use 2 or more types of potatoes, that way you will have different colors.
  • If you want even more lemon flavor, add the zest.



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