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Easy No Nonsense Potato salad


Easy No Nonsense Potato salad BBQ Time

Possibly the nicest potato salad ever! It’s not like that slimy shop bought stuff, why would you by that?! I even find that most of the time the potato isn’t even soft? With this lovely recipe  you can also use low fat mayo to keep it low and a little healthier. I love this easy no nonsense potato salad, with the bacon on top it’s almost a tasty meal in itself!

I combine beautiful beautiful Jersey Royal New Potatoes (any will do though) with spring onions, celery (church) and smoked bacon, all combined with a lovely Mayo & Creme Fraiche dressing.  Fresh and light – yum yum, a dash of lemon juice adds that final touch.

So at the BBQ get ahead and make a massive bowl of this, because then there’s no need for hot new potatoes, genius! It’s a great dish to feed the masses! If you make this the main potato dish at your party / BBQ you will also manage to get out of the kitchen and have loads of time enjoy the BBQ with friends and family

Try it – your family and friends will love it.

Makes a perfect accompaniment to ALL that BBQ food or a summer garden party!

Thanks Cx


  • 600g Jersey Royal New Potatoes
  • Bunch spring onions
  • Handful sniped chives
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 3 rashers Smoked Bacon
  • 100g Low fat Mayo
  • 50g 1/2 Fat Creme Fraiche
  • End teaspoon English mustard (not too much!)
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1/2 juice of Lemon

Preparation Method

  1. Boil the Jersey Royals until soft approx. 20 minutes
  2. In the meantime trim the spring onions and chop, snip the chives and chop the celery into small cubes
  3. Grill the Bacon until its very crispy – put on one side
  4. In a small bowl mix together the Mayo, Creme Fraiche, Mustard, Salt & Black Pepper – pop in fridge
  5. When the Potatoes are done, drain then roughly chop into large pieces an place in a large bowl. (Be careful they don’t break up). Whilst hot squeeze juice of 1/2 Lemon over the Potatoes. Leave to cool.
  6. When cool add chives, (reserve a few for garnish) Spring Onions, Celery and then the Mayo mix, carefully combine and place into presentation bowl.
  7. Break-up the Bacon on the top and sprinkle with snipped chives
  8. Dig in and enjoy, SOOOO much better than that shop bought stuff…. Cx



Susan nock says:
Sounds great for lunch box on bowl of lettuce will give it a go ???
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain says:
This sounds delicious Claire, though living in a vegetarian household I'd need to make it without the bacon...I imagine it would be just as delicious. #FoodYearLinkUp Angela x
Charlotte Oates says:
This sounds delicious, I love bacon in a potato salad, it really adds a lot of flavour. I have to admit that I don't mind shop bought coleslaw but I completely agree about the potato salad - homemade so so much nicer!
Steph Fulton says:
2nd time making this today. I leave out the celery and chives (allergy) but add a dash of garlic powder. I got the last spoonful at the BBQ. It is soooo good and so easy to make ??