Potato Salad

Recently, my lovely friend Juliette told me about a French-style potato salad that her mother always made her. She described a very light & delicious dish filled with potatoes, onions, mayo & vinegar. I then remembered the Japanese-style potato salad I grew up with – potatoes with peas, cucumbers, carrots, mayo and a hint of hot mustard. I then thought, why not create a mixture of both! Below is the recipe I came up with. It combines the light, yet creamy sauce of the French-style, while adding texture and kick from the Japanese-style. I hope you guys try it out and enjoy! 🙂

Servings: 6

Time from start to plate: 30 minutes


About 1 lb. of potatoes, cubed (I used fingerlings)

1 cup of peas

1/2 an onion sliced very thinly

2 cucumbers (peeled and thinly sliced)

1/2 cup of vegan may (I LOVE Vegenaise)

1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar (you can try white too, I just had this variety on hand)

1-2 tsp of hot mustard

salt & pepper to taste

This is how we do:
Boil potatoes in salted hot water for about 10 minutes or until they are ready (you’ll know they’re ready when you can pick a piece out, rinse under cold water, and easily bite into it). When your potatoes are ready, drain and rinse under cold water. Let cool for a few minutes. In a bowl, add the potatoes, onions, peas, cucumbers and mayo. Add a little by little the vinegar and hot mustard and mix. If you want the sauce to be lighter and acidic, add more vinegar. If you want more of a kick, add more hot mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once you have the right consistency and amount heat desired, EAT!!!


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Hill People on June 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Ai! I’m always ready for a new potato dish, this sounds like an international delight! Shall try it asap!


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