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Bob's Red Potato Salad: Recipe

Updated on June 4, 2013

What is a picnic without potato salad?

Potato salad what Summer picnic would be complete without it? There are numerous recipes for potato salad and in fact, the possibilities are so varied that you can make it to suit your own tastes. You can serve potato salad hot or cold, creamy or not and you can eve use sweet potatoes instead.

There is also some discussion on which potato makes the best salad. I generally use red potatoes, preferring small ones to the larger later season one. On occasion when I cannot find small red potatoes and just have to have potato salad I will work with Yukon Golds.

Some people peel the potatoes before making the salad, some don’t, I prefer to leave the skins on as it adds colour.

I will never, never use a baker potato to make a potato salad. The baker has a specific purpose and a delicious one at that; you do not mess with perfection. A baked potato with baked beans or chili, or cheese or sour cream can be a meal all by itself.

Bob’s Red Potato salad.

10 small red potatoes

4 green or spring onions, chopped

½ cup peas

1 small apple cored and diced

Sea salt, black pepper

Balsamic vinaigrette.


Steam potatoes

Allow them to cool

Diced them leave skins on

Place in serving bowl

Add all other ingredients,


sea salt and pepper to tatse

Pour vinagrete over and mix again.

Place in refrigerator to chill (2 hours)

Serve and enjoy.

If you want to make a sweet potato salad, everything is the same, except the potatoes. You could probably make a turnip salad the same way, but this is not something that I have yet tried. If you do please let me know how it worked.

Potato salads are easy to make, fun to eat and leave plenty of room for making them your way.

small red potatoes
small red potatoes


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