All posts tagged: potato salad

Jersey Royal Potato and Roasted Sweet Pepper Salad

Presentation-wise, this recipe is unlikely to be a winner. Pull this out at a picnic, though, and you’ll fast be receiving marriage proposals and/or bestie requests. People will be all like “this is the best potato salad I’ve ever tasted” and “what? There isn’t even any mayo in it so it’s basically the healthiest thing ever? That’s amazing”. They’ll all love it. So will you. I stopped using mayonnaise in potato salads a few years back – going back to essentially being a child here – when someone let me in on the fact that a shitload of mayo is actually kind of a heart attack in a jar. Delicious in moderation, obviously, but I don’t do moderation when it comes to potato salad, I like it saucy. So I started using greek yoghurt, and it massively works. Obviously, it’s a very different taste and texture, but yoghurt is much plainer than mayo, so it’s easier to manipulate the flavour – in my opinion that is. A note on jersey royals They’re awesome. They’re so, …

Spring Potato Salad

It’s set to be an absolute scorcher this weekend (as far as May in England is concerned), we’re finally starting to see those cheery little sunshine icons on the weather forecast. Everyone’s eating habits tend to adapt slightly according to season, hot weather makes us crave enormous roasts a little less and smaller chilled meals a little more. So, for a quick and simple lunch or dinner this weekend, give my health(ier) take on potato salad a go. Instead of mayonnaise or creme fraiche, I use 0% fat greek yoghurt, which is packed full of calcium but skips the saturated fat. It’s also been connected with a few weight loss studies, for more info check out this article by Fitness Magazine. 750g new potatoes 6 spring onions 10 cherry tomatoes 2 heaped tbsps 0% greek yoghurt 1 and a half tsps wholegrain mustard 1 tsp honey plenty of salt and pepper Boil your potatoes according to packet instructions (they’ll vary), the standard is around 15 minutes Once they’re done, strain them and throw them in …