How to Make Potato Salad

DSCI1468 Another in our “Essentials” series of how to cook, make, bake, boil – and ultimately, eat!


Serves 4-6

450g of potatoes (any can be used)

3 tbsp of no fat natural yoghurt

3 spring onions, trimmed, washed and chopped

Salt and pepper to season


  • Peel or scrape the potatoes, rinse and place in a saucepan making sure they are covered in water. Bring to the boil and continue to boil until a fork goes all the way into a potato when stuck in. They are then cooked.

Dawn: I’ve used new potatoes here but you can use any kind, whatever you have in or are on offer when you shop. I’ve cut them into small cubes and you can do this with any potato of your choice. 

Andrew: Yes, and I noticed how expensive a small pot of potato salad is when I was last shopping: this recipe gives you a large bowl full for very little money. 

Dawn: That’s right and we are very aware of how all our food budgets need to work even harder to make sure we are able to eat. It’s what this blog is all about – easy recipes, great food and excellent value for money. 

  • Drain the water away and set aside the potatoes to allow them to cool.
  • When the potatoes are cool, cut them into quarters so that they are roughly about 2cm squared each. Place in a bowl or airtight container, if not intending to eat immediately.
  • Add the natural yoghurt and chopped spring onions. Mix together so that the potatoes are covered in the natural yoghurt and spring onions. Season with salt and pepper, mix again.

Dawn: And it is really this simple to make your very own potato salad – great for a side dish at home or to add to a picnic. 

Andrew: We’ll be bringing you more recipes in our “Essentials” section which are designed to help you get the most out of your cooking, your kitchen cupboards – and your money!

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