Healthier potato salad

Healthier potato salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 6
Swap most of the mayo for yogurt and crème frâiche and cut the fat of classic new potato salad by almost two thirds

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal215
  • fat12.1g
  • saturates2.7g
  • carbs21.9g
  • sugars4.5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4.5g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 750g Charlotte new potato, skins left on
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 tbsp good-quality mayonnaise (we used Hellmann's)
  • 3 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 3 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 8 spring onions, ends trimmed, halved lengthways and sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 3 tbsp snipped chive
  • 1 tbsp chopped tarragon



    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…


  1. Cut the potatoes into 2.5-3cm chunks (step 1), so that they are all the same size and will cook evenly. Put them in a pan of boiling water. Once the water has returned to the boil, lower the heat slightly and cook for about 10 mins or until just cooked and still keeping their shape. Tip them into a colander to drain well, then transfer to a large bowl.

  2. While the potatoes are cooking, mix together the mayonnaise, yogurt, crème fraîche, mustard and milk. Add the spring onions, then most of the chives and tarragon to the potatoes (step 2). Season with pepper and a pinch of salt.

  3. Spoon the dressing over the potatoes while they are still warm (step 3), then toss gently together so that they are well coated but don’t break up. Tip the potato salad into a serving bowl and scatter over the remaining chives and tarragon. Serve cold – but the flavour is best if not served straight from the fridge.

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Tia Holland's picture
Tia Holland
17th Dec, 2019
Lovely recipe. I never like ready made potato salad from the shop but could eat this one to myself (though probably wouldn't be the healthy option anymore!). I always add some lemon zest and juice just to liven it up as I very rarely have tarragon. Gets lots of nice comments.
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Scarlett Mckeown
23rd Feb, 2018
I just made this, it was surprisingly yummy! I added double the dijon mustard though, just to give it that little something extra.
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