5 from 10 votes
A dish of roasted new potatoes with capers and olives
Roasted New Potatoes with Capers & Olives
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Roasted new potatoes are delicious; capers and olives add an extra layer of flavour. Vegan and Gluten Free.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegetables
Keyword: Roasted new potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 202 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 450 g new potatoes
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbs capers
  • 1 tbs sliced black olives
  • 1 tbs oregano or your favourite aromatic herb
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Heat oven to 170°C (Fan) /340°F (Fan)/Gas Mark 5.

  2. Cut larger potatoes in half. Put them in a saucepan. (You don't need to peel them.) Cover with boiling water and gently simmer for five minutes.

  3. Once the potatoes have started to soften, drain and allow to dry.

  4. Peel and slice the onion and garlic. Then put them in an ovenproof dish with the potatoes and olive oil. 

  5. Rinse the capers and olives. Then scatter them over the potatoes and season to taste. Stir to coat everything with the oil.

  6. Place in the oven and roast uncovered for 35–40 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through.  

Recipe Notes

To avoid the potatoes getting too soft, make sure you don't boil them too quickly. The water should be barely moving. 

Try adding cubes of feta at the end.

Experiment with different herbs and green olives. They are also delicious roasted with wedges of lemon. 

These potatoes are good with smoked fish. Alternatively, serve them as part of a hot or cold mezze buffet. 

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Roasted New Potatoes with Capers & Olives
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Potassium 633mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 36.1%
Calcium 13%
Iron 18.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.