Italian Potato Salad

November, 2022
Italian Potato Salad


1 pack of Henderson's Italian Salami, chopped
3 cups of agria potatoes, cut into 3cm cubes
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup pitted black olives
1 1/2 cups baby mozzarella balls
Half of a small red onion, thinly sliced
1/3 cup finely-chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste


Place the diced potatoes in a large pot of water. Cook over medium-high heat until the water reaches a boil then reduce heat to medium to maintain a simmer. Continue cooking the potatoes for 5-8 minutes or until the potatoes pierce easily with a fork. Drain in a colander and let cool for 20-30 minutes.  

Mix the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, dried thyme and salt and pepper to make the vinaigrette dressing. 

Combine the potatoes in a large serving bowl with the dressing, cherry tomatoes, black olives, mozzarella balls, red onion, basil leaves and Italian salami. Toss gently until evenly combined. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately.


Henderson's Italian salami

Best known for being the first to put ‘clean bacon’ on New Zealand supermarket shelves, local food-producer Henderson’s continues the tradition with a clean salami.  

Henderson’s salami is authentically-crafted, locally made with natural ingredients, full of flavour but additive-free.  

Company owners and brothers in business, Will and Michael Curd, say the inspiration came from wanting to do right by their kids. “They love salami but so much of what is out there is over-processed and full of nitrates, preservatives and chemicals” 

Using traditional fermentation and curing methods (including one month’s ageing, which is where the true flavour develops), Henderson’s is “100% natural and delicious” salami. The curing process is slow and natural - NO shortcuts and absolutely NO chemicals involved.  

Unlike most other salamis on the market, Henderson’s Salami contains NO nitrates, sulphites or phosphates, and NO artificial flavouring, colours or preservatives.  

It’s also dairy and gluten-free.  

What Henderson’s Salami does contain is top quality, all-natural ingredients; pork (a whopping 94%), salt, black pepper, herbs, spices, garlic, dextrose (a sugar obtained from maize, gluten-free), live culture, and white vinegar.   

Henderson’s Salami range comes in two varieties, Peperoni 75g and Italian 75g.  

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