Creamy potato salad

    50 min

    This potato salad recipe is a little different than others. Cottage cheese is the key ingredient. Potatoes, eggs, celery, radishes, green pepper, spring onions are tossed in a cottage cheese-mayonnaise dressing. Perfect for picnics or a side dish at barbecues.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 3 eggs
    • 4 large potatoes
    • 125g celery, diced
    • 60g radishes, sliced
    • 75g green pepper, diced
    • 50g spring onions, finely chopped
    • 225g cottage cheese
    • 175ml mayonnaise
    • 2 teaspoons salt or to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon sliced black olives

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place the eggs into a saucepan in a single layer and fill with water to cover the eggs by 2.5cm. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to the boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, remove from the heat and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 15 minutes. Pour out the hot water, then cool the eggs under cold running water in the sink. Peel once cold.
    2. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Rinse the potatoes in cold water and allow to cool. Slice the cooled potatoes into a large salad bowl.
    3. Chop 2 hard-boiled eggs into the bowl with the potatoes and mix in the celery, radishes, green pepper and spring onions. Stir together the cottage cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl and pour over the potato mixture. Toss lightly to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper. Slice the remaining hard-boiled egg, arrange the slices on top of the salad for a garnish and sprinkle with black olives.

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    Absolutely fabulous..The only changes that I made was that I used 1/2 yellow onion (only because I didn't have green onions), and I mixed an entire can of blcak olives into the salad. Deliciously simple. My brother said it was "clean" Potato salad.  -  31 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was really good, my sister raved about it and forced me to leave my leftover with her. Asked her what she thought and she said it was "clean" which is interesting that she mimicked another reader here. We liked the freshness of it, each ingredient carried it's own flavor. I added almost a full can of black olives. Will make again.  -  26 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This potato salad is absolutely delish---a refreshing change of pace from more traditional recipes.  -  28 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)