Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Daring Cooks June 2011: Potato Salad

Jami Sorrento was our June Daring Cooks hostess and she chose to challenge us to celebrate the humble spud by making a delicious and healthy potato salad. The Daring Cooks Potato Salad Challenge was sponsored by the nice people at the United States Potato Board, who awarded prizes to the top 3 most creative and healthy potato salads. A medium-size (5.3 ounce) potato has 110 calories, no fat, no cholesterol, no sodium and includes nearly half your daily value of vitamin C and has more potassium than a banana!

I love potato salad!! I make it all the time, this Smoked Salmon and Watercress Potato Salad is one of my staple recipes but I have never put it on the blog! It is so tasty and it also makes a great pasta salad. I don't like the heaviness of a just mayonnaise potato salad so I add yoghurt, sour cream or creme fraiche to it and this makes it a bit lighter and healthier too!

Smoked Salmon and Watercress Potato Salad
(Serves 1)

2 pieces of smoked salmon
handful of watercress
3 potatoes
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp yoghurt or sour cream or creme fraiche
squeeze lemon juice
1/2 tbsp chives, chopped
salt and pepper

Chop up the smoked salmon into small slices.

Chop each potato into about 4 depending on the size of your potato and boil for about 15-20 mins. Leave to cool.

Whilst the potatoes are cooling, mix together the mayonnaise, yoghurt, lemon juice and salt and pepper.

When the potatoes are cool, add them to the creamy mixture, add the watercress, smoked salmon and chives, stir together and serve.


  1. it looks great, but I can't stand smoked salmon, so I don't think I'll be trying it any time soon!

  2. Wow that looks seriously yummy and healthy too. I'm going to have to try that soon.