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Purple Majesty Potato Salad


Purple Majesty Potato Salad

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No, purple is not my favourite colour but I’m always intrigued by purple vegetables. Perhaps, they look extraordinary and that got me thinking if they taste the same? I did roughly mention about the benefits of eating colourful vegetables in this post. So far, I have eaten purple cabbage and purple sprouting broccoli. I have yet tried purple carrots as they are pretty difficult to get hold of.

About 3 years ago, there were some news on the internet mentioning about purple tomatoes that have been genetically modified, which apparently are rich in an antioxidant pigment that thought to have anti-cancer properties. I have yet seen these beautiful and unusual colour of tomatoes in the market. Anyway, so much said on purple colour vegetables, they taste the same but just look unusual. I am one of them that are always fall for things that look unusual and get very curious, wanting to try. Good or bad?

I bought this packet of usual looking potatoes, that have got darker skin with the same shape of potatoes. Apart from using them in making soup, which the colour looked pretty scary and unappetising after mixing in a carrot. What I did with the rest was to boil them, peeled and cut into chunks and made into potato salad. Now, it is a special potato salad because it is called Purple Majesty Potato Salad. Not the normal kind of potato salad that we usually have. Though, taste the same, I just think it’s special! 🙂 Perhaps, you were thinking, it’s better for me to share the recipe than to keep rambling on. 😛

Well, the fact is that purple majesty potato is said to contain up to 10 times the level of antioxidant, anthocyanins, compared with white potatoes. Besides, it could have a positive effect on blood vessels and reducing blood pressure. It indeed has some extras compared to the normal white potato. I am not liking something extraordinary for no reason! 🙂

Purple Majesty Potato Salad

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For the Purple Majesty Potato Salad:

6 purple majesty potato, peeled
2 – 3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp lemon
2 spring onions, finely chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Cover and bring to the boil over high heat. Remove the lid and boil for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are just tender when tested with a skewer. Drain in a colander and set aside to cool slightly.

2. Add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon and spring onions in a bowl, mix to combine and set aside.

3. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut into large chunks. Place in a large bowl and place in the fridge for 20 minutes or until cooled to room temperature. To serve, transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl and stir in the mayonnaise mixture until well coated. Garnish with some chopped parsley.


  • Ellie says:

    I am not too sure of purple food but this potato salad looks great! I haven’t these potatoes in Australia.

  • Dominique says:

    Oh, they have a nice name in english: purple majesty!!! Vitelotte in french. I love when they have a dark color inside too ( the small ones)…

  • Sylvie says:

    My curiosity always gets the best of me when I’m food shopping and I end up getting unusual things too. These look beautiful, I love that first picture.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, so pretty! The recipe sounds delish and your photo looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  • Tigerfish says:

    Yay yay! Anthocyanin! Antioxidant! That’s the power of purple! Not sure abt being GMO foods though 🙁 …hope not.

  • Lisa H. says:

    I saw purple yam in the freezer sections in the Asian grocer this morning… 🙂

    Nice colour… and definitely yummy salad…

    • Anonymous says:

      No way! I started to look high and low for purple yam! I think I start to develop great interest with purple vegs!

  • Beachlover1917 says:

    I never see this kind of purple potatoe b4..Interesting and cool salad dish!! I love purple or violet color…glad this time I can leave my comment here..when I was here to post comment for your previous post this comment column didn’t open up!

    • Anonymous says:

      Lesley, I think purple will soon be my favourite colour.. I just had purple sprouting broccoli..
      Ahh, you had problem to leave comment.. dunno why… thank god it’s ok now.

  • Rosa May says:

    A magnificent salad! So refined and pretty. I love all potatoes and those especiallly.



  • Xiaolu says:

    Wow I’ve never seen potatoes that look like these. Certainly would elevate any regular potato side dish. And your salad shows them off beautifully, and is surely also delightful to the taste buds :).

    • Anonymous says:

      I was very excited when I saw them and without thinking twice, I grabbed them. Definitely love how pretty they look.. and yes, it was delicious.

  • Ciao Leemei, I love this colour! So if I could find these potatoes here I would certainly buy them! This recipe is a quick and good idea for this evening, too bad my dish won’t be as colourful as yours! Thank you, ciao, Sabry

    • Anonymous says:

      Ciao bella! Yes, they are pretty and this recipe is very quick yet satisfying. Maybe next time if you see purple potatoes, you should try out too! 😉

  • Bren says:

    purple potatoes are so good. I’ve never mashed or puréed them, your combination here looks really good and healthy. Yay for colored vegetables! and, nice to have find your blog.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi Bren,
      Thanks for dropping by. I think I have started to fall in love with purplish vegs… can’t help but always keep an eye on purple vegs these days.. 🙂

  • Juliana says:

    Oh! These potatoes look so pretty, love the color…great salad 🙂

  • noobcook says:

    What a lovely hue of purple and definitely add a touch of royalty to the potato salad.

  • Kristin says:

    oooh la la – purple veggies… who woulda thought it? i dont think i would be able to eat it tbh… 🙂 looks interesting though!

  • Indiansimmer says:

    They definitely look majestic! What a great way to make potatoes look good and eat them in a healthy way too!

  • Shirley@kokken69 says:

    I have always liked the purple colour- I remembered a teacher in secondary school who would only wear purple. However for most of us purple is difficult to carry. I must say, though the purple potatoes salad does look very pretty on the plate, though. Very novel!

    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t think I have anything in purple to be honest. I don’t dislike this colour but I think like you say, it could be not an easy colour to carry.
      Thank you for your sweet comment 😉

  • Ju (The Little Teochew) says:

    I love a dish that is good to eat and a joy to admire, and this is certainly a fine example. The colour purple is just so intriguing, whether or not we like it. It just makes you stop and notice. 🙂

  • food-4tots says:

    Purple carrot? Purple tomato? Wow! It’s a great news for my son who is really crazy about purple colour. Your potato salad looks extraordinary beautiful with its purple hue. I don’t think I can find such nice and fresh ones over here. Have you tried purple sweet potatoes before?

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh yes, definitely a great news for your son! I think I have started to learn and like purple.. ehhehe
      I haven’t tried purple sweet potatoes before.. don’t think I have come across.. is it nicer?

  • Maameemoomoo says:

    Aaahh.. it’s working today! *yay*

    Purple potato!! Looks intriguing for sure. And erm.. i like purple. Hahahaa… will not hesitate to eat this at all. In fact, it looks really yummy especially with the creamy dressing 😉

  • Carolyn Jung says:

    Gorgeous looking! And who can ever resist potato salad. I’d like a huge heap on my plate right now. 😉

  • Swee San says:

    very pretty!! and yes it’s an eye stopper though it’s just potato..

  • Pei-Lin says:

    Actually, blue potatoes aren’t something I’d be surprised at, since my American mom and dad do grow them back in Minnesota. They use them in making things like potato salad, too, just like you. =)

    As to purple carrots, now that’s what I call rarity!

  • so pretty! nothing purple as ever looks this yummy 🙂

  • MaryMoh says:

    I love this purple majesty potatoes. It’s so pretty in colour I think and very healthy too. I had tried it in soup, as fries and also baked. They are just so delicious. Love your salad to. Would love to try one day. Hope you have a wonderful day. MaryMoh at

  • Sukaina says:

    Wow….Tese potatoes look fit for a king! They are stunningly beautiful. Although, I can only imagine what color the soup was once you added carro 🙂 Salad looks good though!

  • Jun says:

    Purple vegetables always look fabulous on the plates. Such a simple preparation for a royal-looking salad! 😀

  • Christine@Christine's Recipes says:

    Haven’t seen any of purple majesty potatoes around here. Or I might’ve missed them, not sure. Love the colour, they are gorgeous. They remind me of purple sweet potato. 🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      I only started to see them at the supermarkets last year in London.. haven’t seen any purple sweet potato.. else I would have gotten them too!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    This is beautiful! I just made a similar salad as I was given some purple potatoes. It looks beautiful! I only wish purple potatoes (that stayed purple after cooking) were easier to get here 🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      Ahh cool! They do lose a bit of their colour.. the boiling liquid has got some green is a lovely simple dish.. did you enjoy your purple potatoes?

  • Soma says:

    These are beautiful! i had found them a year back, and then saved some which rooted at home; planted them and grew tiny ones at home. The kids loved it. I did not find any this year and no more in my yard either.

    Reading from other comments – I steamed them in a cooker instead of boiling them straight dunked in water and it did not lose any color!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi Soma,
      Thanks for dropping by! I wish I could grow some of these. I think steaming is a great idea!! 😉

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