Crushed potato salad recipe

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serves: 4 - 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 179 kCal 9%
Fat 12g 17%
  -  Saturates 1.6g 8%
Carbohydrates 15g 9%
  -  of which Sugars 2g 2%
Protein 2.2g 4%
Salt 0.34g 6%
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  • A warm and beautifully dressed potato salad – a great side dish or light lunch.

    Potato salad is one of our favourite summer sides, but shop-bought ones can be stodgy and unexciting. This version is packed with a gorgeous combination of ingredients that makes it vibrant and delicious. Tangy gherkins and salty capers contrast with the earthy new potatoes and cool fresh mint. And the dressing adds even more flavour without pushing up the calories as a classic mayonnaise base would. In fact, at only 200 calories per portion, this is one of our brilliant low calorie lunch ideas. Whether this is a light lunch or a barbecue side, we recommend serving it with a really crisp, frisée salad.


    • 500g new potatoes
    • 1 small red onion, diced
    • 2tbsp capers, chopped if large
    • 4-6 small gherkins, sliced
    • 2-3tbsp freshly chopped mint
    • 4tbsp mayonnaise
    • Sprigs of mint, to garnish
    • For the dressing:
    • 1tsp vegetable stock powder
    • 1tsp Dijon mustard
    • 2tbsp white wine vinegar
    • 4tbsp olive oil
    • Salt and pepper, to season


    • Place the potatoes in a pan of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 12-15 mins, or until they are just tender.

    • Meanwhile, mix the vegetable stock powder with 100ml boiling water, mustard, vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper.

    • Drain the potatoes, crush them lightly, then stir in the dressing and leave to cool.

    • Once cool, stir in the onion, capers, gherkins, mint and mayonnaise, and serve the salad at room temperature, garnished with the mint sprigs.

    Top tips for making crushed potato salad

    Crushing the potatoes whilst they are hot gives them a greater surface area and allows them to soak up more of the dressing.

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