Pea and Bacon Potato Salad
This Pea and Bacon Potato Salad is a quick, slimming friendly accompaniment whether you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers.
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This Pea and Bacon Potato Salad is a quick, slimming friendly summer accompaniment that is perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
Our Pea and Bacon Potato Salad is so easy to make and tastes amazing! It’s a fantastic, light summer dish and is great when served as part of a BBQ. We love this dish served warm, but there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying it cold as well!
This post is sponsored by Branston, supplier of Cornish New Potatoes to Tesco. These potatoes are a real favourite of ours as they hold together really well which is fantastic if you’re slightly heavy handed when it comes to salad tossing… Which we may or may not be!!
What diets is this Pea and Bacon Potato Salad suitable for?
This Pea and Bacon Potato Salad recipe is suitable for dairy free and gluten free diets.
It can be made vegetarian (or vegan!) as long as you swap out the following ingredients for vegetarian or vegan versions;
- Bacon medallions
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Pea and Bacon Potato Salad?
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We’ve used Tesco’s Cornish New Potatoes in this recipe which are available through the summer months in packs of 750g as well as loose.
The skins are super soft and tasty which means you don’t have to worry about peeling them – bonus! – and they’re available in Tesco until the end of August.
What is Pickle juice?
It’s just the liquid from a jar of pickles! It’s an often wasted ingredient but it makes salads, dressings and side dishes taste amazing.
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How many calories are in this Pea and Bacon Potato Salad?
There are 178 calories per portion in this Pea and Bacon Potato Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.
This Pea and Bacon Potato Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
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!
What could I serve with this Pea and Bacon Potato Salad?
Our Pea and Bacon Potato Salad is a fantastic accompaniment when served as part of a BBQ alongside the following dishes:
How do you know when this Pea and Bacon Potato Salad is cooked?
You’ll need to cook your potatoes for around 20 minutes or until they’re cooked through and tender.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Pea and Bacon Potato Salad in the fridge?
Once you’ve put this dish out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Pea and Bacon Potato Salad in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Pea and Bacon Potato Salad?
No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.
How do I reheat Pea and Bacon Potato Salad?
From chilled: You can enjoy this salad cold, but to reheat simply place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes or until piping hot.
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Pea and Bacon Potato Salad
This Pea and Bacon Potato Salad is a quick, slimming friendly accompaniment whether you're counting calories or following Weight Watchers.
- KCals 178
- Carbs 36G
- 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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Claire MarshallWednesday 11th July 2018
What could noise instead of roquito peppers? Can’t find them anywhere! Cheers x
LauraFriday 29th June 2018
Would you have this hot or cold??
I need to make this now but for a bbq this evening as won’t have time later.
Hope it’ll be ok.
Maria LudwinskiFriday 22nd June 2018
Where have you been able to source the roquito peppers from? I’ve been searching high and low with little success.
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