Japanese Potato Salad

    2 hours 35 min

    This creamy potato salad is comparable to mashed potatoes with bits in it. Cold mashed potatoes are combined with cucumber, carrot, red onion, ham and Japanese mayonnaise. Enjoy with tomato wedges and lettuce or as a sandwich filler.

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    Makes: 2 - 4 servings

    • 300g potatoes, cut into cubes
    • 50g cucumber, seeds removed and finely diced
    • 20g carrot, julienned
    • 40g red onion, finely sliced
    • 20g ham, finely sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pinch black pepper
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 3 tablespoons Japanese mayonnaise

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr35min 

    1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add the potatoes and cook over medium-high heat for 12-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Drain.
    2. Transfer the potatoes back into the pan over low heat. Mash the potatoes, then remove from the heat. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool.
    3. Once cool, add the cucumber, carrot, red onion, ham, salt, pepper, sugar and mayonnaise. Chill until needed.


    Japanese mayonnaise tastes a little different than ordinary mayonnaise. It's typically made with rice vinegar and a touch of monosodium glutamate. You can purchase in Oriental speciality shops or online.

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    Sounds disgusting - but it is delicious. Used ordinary low fat mayo, but next time, perhaps I might add a dash of white wine vineger. Also, left out the ham and served it with barbecue. Everyone loved it.  -  14 Aug 2013


    a very tasty recipe. my kids want it every day.  -  11 Feb 2016  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)