Restyle Your Potato Salad 4 Ways!

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Summer weather means braais and get-togethers and there’s one thing that never goes out of style – good old potato salad.  We think it’s time to revive the age-old potato slaai and so we’ve put together four simple but unique ways to take your potato salad to the next level.

Potato Salad 4 Ways

Potato Salad Recipes

As with anything delicious, you need to start with a solid base and so this is how to make a regular potato salad.

Basic Potato Salad

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: easy

500 g baby potatoes or regular sized potatoes peeled and cubed
1-1 ½ C ( 250-375 ml) the best homemade mayonnaise (see how to make it HERE)

Boil the potatoes in a medium-sized saucepan until they are soft and can be pierced easily with a knife. Strain off the hot water and set aside to cool. Once cooled slice into halves or quarters (if using baby potatoes).

Mix in your homemade mayo and season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Mustard and Maple Mayo with Crispy Bacon and Boiled Eggs

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This one is a winner with the kids and fussy eaters.

1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup
2 tsp (10 ml) wholegrain mustard
1 packet steaky bacon
4 eggs, boiled, peeled and sliced
handful of chopped chives
salt and pepper

Fry the bacon in a frying pan over low heat until the fat has rendered and the bacon is crispy. Wait for it to cool and chop it into small pieces.

Add maple syrup and whole grain mustard to the mayonnaise and season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle the Mustard Maple mayo over the potatoes, add in half of the bacon bits and half the boiled egg chunks, mix well. Garnish with the remainder of the bacon bits, and the remainder of the boiled egg chunks, sprinkle with chopped chives and serve.


Chipotle Mayo with Salami, Feta and Avocado

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For those who enjoy a little Mexican bite!

1-2 tsp (5-10 ml) Chipotle powder or paste
4-6 slices of salami (or your prefered charcuterie meat)
125 g feta, crumbled
1 ripe avocado
salt and pepper

Add a heaped teaspoon or two of chipotle powder or paste (or more if you prefer it spicier) to the mayonnaise, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Slice the salami into slivers and set aside. Halve the ripe avocado, remove the pit and peel. Slice into thickish slices and then dice. Drizzle the Chipotle mayo over the potatoes, add in half the sliced salami and half of the feta and mix to combine. Top off with the diced avocado and crumble over the remaining feta cheese.


Waldorf Potato Salad

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A unique spin, that will have your guests demanding for your recipe.

100 g blue cheese, crumbled
1 apple, cubed
1 celery stalk, sliced
100g walnuts, roughly chopped
salt and pepper

Add half of the crumbled blue cheese to the mayo and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Drizzle the blue cheese mayo over the potatoes, add in most of the apple cubes, celery and walnuts, leaving some aside to garnish. Top off with the remaining ingredients and serve.


Wasabi Mayo with Salmon and Dill

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Our absolute favourite, it’s zingy, tasty and fresh.

1 Tbsp (15 ml) wasabi paste
200 g smoked salmon, flaked
a handful of fresh dill, finely chopped
salt and pepper
100 g green beans, chopped (optional)

Add the wasabi paste to the mayo and taste, (add more depending on strength), season with salt and pepper.

If you are adding green beans, blanch in boiling water for a few seconds and then put straight into ice cold water to refresh. Strain the water and slice the beans into 2 cm chunks.

Drizzle the wasabi mayo over the potatoes, add in all of the green beans and a sprinkle of the chopped dill and mix well. Add the flaked smoked salmon and finish off with a sprinkle of dill.

Check out these yummy braai recipes to go with your salad and see these other fresh salad ideas.

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