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Patatas aliñadas recipe

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I’ve posted this patatas aliñadas recipe because although I didn’t like it, I did seem to be in the minority. It’s super simple and perfect for the summer when you don’t want anything too heavy or hot. It can be served as a side dish with a barbecue, or as a light lunch on its own. Enjoy!

Patatas aliñadas

Aliñada simply means “seasoned”… and that’s exactly what happens to these potatoes. Some places will serve just the potatoes

Ingredients (serves 6 as a side dish or 3 for a light lunch)

  • 1 kilo of potatoes – the smaller the better – peeled
  • a tin of good quality tuna, or fresh tuna, cooked and flaked
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced… and I mean FINELY
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • A hefty drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sherry vinegar
  • handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped


  • Boil the potatoes in plenty of salted water until tender
  • Drain and leave to cool
  • In the meantime, mix the oil, vinegar, diced onions and parsley
  • Slice the eggs and the potatoes and layer in a dish or bowl
  • Drizzle the oil/vinegar/parsley mix over the top
  • Flake the tuna on top
  • Layer the egg on top
  • Serve and enjoy!

Spain Buddy tips

  • Capers aren’t to everyone’s taste – but try a few of them sprinkled over the top
  • Not keen on tuna? Sprinkle a few cooked prawns on top instead
  • I’m a fishy flavour freak – so I may try finely chopping an anchovy or two and bunging it on top
  • I love garlic too, so I’ll crush a couple of cloves of garlic into the oil/vinegar mix
  • I sometimes use white wine vinegar instead of sherry vinegar for recipes – pick your favourite and use that
  • If you like your potato dishes a little “earthier” like I do, don’t peel the spuds first… but do give them a good scrub
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8 Responses to Patatas aliñadas recipe

  1. Lillie June 11, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Oh my gosh — that photo has me bumping my nose against the screen. The fluffy egg yolk! The seasonings! Yes! I must make this.

  2. Robin June 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    That’s definitely making me hungry and seems like a great alternative to potato salad in the summer. I like your capers idea with crushed garlic.

  3. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper June 11, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I love to pop extra flavours in things. Enjoy! x

  4. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper June 11, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Let us know how you get on! E x

  5. Casey June 11, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    YUM! This is happening tonight! :-)

  6. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper June 11, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Ha! It’s one of those recipes where most ingredients are already in most kitchens. Enjoy!

  7. Mary @ Green Global Travel June 15, 2015 at 2:51 am

    Thanks for the caper suggestion- that’s a great idea!

  8. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper June 15, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Wild capers will be in season here soon – we have a large bush growing on our land. Now THOSE are really tasty!
    E x

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