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Easy Potato salad – No Nonsense

Easy Potato Salad No Nonsense – BBQ Time! 

Possibly the nicest potato salad ever – big claim?

Great Easy Potato salad No Nonsense!   It really is so good and so simple 

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, possibly not cooked enough?


Keeping it Healthy – Potato Salad

With this lovely recipe you can also use low fat mayo to keep it low and a little healthier.

Or just go for it and use the full-fat version! To be honest I can’t tell the difference 

I love this easy no nonsense potato salad, like really love it – but I am a carb monster! 

With the crispy bacon on top it’s almost a tasty meal in itself!

I can eat shed loads – really! 

Easy No Nonsense Potato Salad


Jersey Royal Potatoes, perfect for Potato Salad

I combine beautiful beautiful Jersey Royal New Potatoes (any will do though) with spring onions, celery (church) and crispy smoked bacon.

All this  combined with a lovely Mayo & Creme Fraiche dressing.  


Look at the ingredients so simple

Fresh and light – yum yum, a dash of lemon juice adds that final touch.


BBQ planning 

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!


Other tasty Ideas

Instead of the normal sausages and burger, why not try my Easy Spicy Lamb Koftas – so good!! 

Spicy Lamb Koftas with Yoghurt and Mint



And if you’re interested in Salad Dressings too, this guide may also help 

Salad Dressing demystified (inc. Easy Peasy Mayonnaise)

Homemade healthy salad dressing in a small jar with a wisk

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 ??