If you’re looking for a Slimming World friendly, summery side dish for all your barbecues, then this Syn Free Pea, Bacon & Potato Salad is just the ticket! We’ve been trying out some recipes to find a super-quick accompaniment. This post is sponsored by Branston, supplier of Cornish New potatoes to Tesco.
This recipe is so easy to make and tastes a-mazing! Perfect for this beautiful weather we’re having, but will also serve a bit of comfort if the weather turns. Let’s be honest, we can never guarantee the sunshine for too long!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
We’ve partnered up with Tesco for this Syn Free Pea, Bacon & Potato Salad using their Cornish New Potatoes, which hasn’t been a hardship, since they’re a favourite of ours anyway.
With a slightly waxy feel when uncooked, they hold together superbly well for salads and bakes. Especially when you’re on the slightly heavy-handed side when it comes to salad tossing… which I may or may not be!
These Tesco Cornish New Potatoes are the first UK mainland crop of the year and this can only mean one thing – summer has arrived!
These potatoes are grown in Cornwall near to the sea where the climate is a little warmer and therefore means they’re ready to be harvested and appear on the shelves earlier than many other varieties.
If you live in Cornwall, you’ll probably spot them even sooner than the rest of the country! To be honest, that sounds like a reason to pack up the camper and head down to the coast. You say potatoes, I say excuse for a seaside break!
You can get the potatoes in 750g packs or loose, and they’re ideal for this Syn Free Pea, Bacon & Potato Salad, which used the whole lot because… carbs 🎉
These Tesco Cornish New Potatoes are harvested while they are still very young which means the skins are really soft and tasty – no need to peel. I don’t know about you, but any excuse not to peel a potato and I’m celebrating.
Just give them a rinse and they’re ready to cook in whatever way you choose. They’re available in Tesco until the end of August.
How many Syns are in this Syn Free Pea, Bacon & Potato Salad?
As the name suggests, this Syn Free Pea, Bacon & Potato Salad is Syn free!
What is Pickle juice?
It’s the liquid from a jar of pickles! It’s an often wasted ingredient which makes salads, dressings and side dishes taste amazing.
You can read more about pickle juice in our article below. Most people tip it down the drain… don’t!
How do I make this Syn Free Pea, Bacon & Potato Salad?
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.
Boil the kettle and place the potatoes in a pan. Cover the potatoes with boiling water over a high heat for 20 minutes.
If using frozen peas, place them in a bowl and cover with hot water from the kettle. After 3 minutes – drain the water.
Cook the bacon in a pan, and chop into strips. You can chop the spring onion and mint at the same time. Add them to the bowl of peas along with the peppers and pickle juice.
Once the potatoes are cooked, drain then cut them in half.
Add the potatoes to the bowl. Toss and serve!
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