Potato Salad

Our slimming-friendly Potato Salad is a classic summertime or BBQ side dish, great if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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It’s a perfect for any BBQ or picnic, or just as an accompaniment to a salad!

We got loads of great, summery sides for you to try!

How many Calories are in this Potato Salad?

There are 166 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Potato Salad. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.

This recipe 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.

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What diets is this Potato Salad suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free!

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Potato Salad?

This tasty side dish has 3 Points per portion. It’s soooo much tastier than a ready-made version!

How to make this Potato Salad

This Potato Salad is quick and simple to make. Here’s a summary;

  • Cook the potatoes, chop the spring onions and chives

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  • Mix together all the other ingredients in a bowl and season

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  • Drain the potatoes and leave to cool slightly
  • Cut the potatoes in half or quarters and mix into the dressing

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  • Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below

What should you should serve with Potato Salad?

You really can serve this dish with pretty much anything! It works well as a side dish to BBQ food, or you could even take it as part of a picnic!

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

Do you need any special ingredients to make Potato Salad?

This recipe couldn’t be simpler – it has just a few ingredients and you’ll be able to pick them all up from the supermarket.

You could even add some extra vegetables into this Potato Salad – try some sweetcorn and peppers for extra crunch.

Chopped up pickles such as gerkins work really well too, and even chopped up boiled eggs can taste amazing!

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Can you cook Potato Salad another way?

You could cook the potatoes for this recipe in the microwave, but we would really recommend using the method below.

How do you know when Potato Salad is cooked?

You should cook this Potato Salad until the potatoes are cooked through.

This should take approx 20-25 minutes on the hob.

How long can you keep Potato Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you want to keep this Potato Salad, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Potato Salad?

This recipe is not suitable for freezing.

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Prep Time

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portion 10 minutes 25 minutes




166kcal 3

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

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  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water
  2. Meanwhile, finely chop the spring onion and chives
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the quark, yogurt, chopped chives and spring onions (reserving some for garnishing)
  4. Season with some sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then set aside in the fridge
  5. When the potatoes are cooked, remove from the pan and allow to cool enough to handle - you can run them under cold water to speed this up a bit
  6. Cut the potatoes in half or quarters, depending on size, then mix them in with the quark mixture

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If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.


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