Classic Potato Salad


Hi I’m Amber! Okay, so I’m 13 years old and I just love food! Who doesn’t?  At school today, my teacher asked each of us to contribute a homemade dish for a class picnic tomorrow.What better way to celebrate a beautiful, sunny English day,  than with a classic homemade potato salad shared among friends!

Potato Salad Recipe

This delicious salad can be made the day before -as I did- thrown in the fridge and pulled out, a few hours before serving.

What you need 

  • 8oo g of new potatoes
  • 3 tbsp of mayo
  • 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar
  • a small handful of fresh chives
  • salt and pepper to taste

What to do

First peel your potatoes, it can be boring so I crank up the radio and listen to my favourite tunes!

"classic potato salad"

Then, you cut them into bite-size chunks, before putting them in. Add plenty of boiling water and a pinch of salt and boil for 20 mins. Drain and allow to cool. Then, add the mayo and gently mix together. Try and keep from mushing the potatoes up too much if you can! Then mix in the oil and vinegar, and add salt and pepper to taste.  Don’t forget the chives, chop them finely and sprinkle over your potato salad!

Enjoy:-) Amber x

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14 thoughts on “Classic Potato Salad

  1. As Amber’s teacher I can guarantee that her potato salad recipe IS delicious and well worth making; the dish was wolfed down by all her classmates! I can sometimes find potato salad too rich in mayo but this recipe is light, refreshing and really tasty. Thank you for sharing your love of food with us Amber, I can’t wait to sample the next culinary creation that comes out of your kitchen. Have fun with your blog, it’s awesome!

    P.S. One of my students gifted me an apple today and I want to make something really yummy with it, have you any good recipes for this autumnal fruit? xx

  2. There is nothing like a wonderful homemade potato salad, and yours looks so delicious! This is a great recipe to have on hand. Your photographs are lovely too!

  3. Hi – looks so good. I like to make my potato salads in a similar way. I need to try making mayonnaise sometime too. Great to read your new blog – all the best with it. x

  4. Thanks so much for linking your recipe to Hearth and Soul! It looks delicious! I never add chives to my potato salad, but I think that’s a great idea. I will try that next time I make it.

  5. Can’t wait to hear your recipe for the dark chocolate and cherry fruit smoothie! I have frozen cherries to use up and this sounds perfect 🙂

    The potato salad sounds yummy too. I don’t like to drown my potatoes in a bunch of mayo, so this recipe sounds just right!

    Maybe my teenage son will want to read your recipes…he could use some culinary lessons 🙂

  6. This looks like! We usually just make our potato salad with mayonnaise, so I’m looking forward to trying your recipe. Congratulations on your blog! Looking forward to that smoothie recipe!

  7. Sounds delish! I’m always on the lookout for a good potato salad recipe that my kiddos will eat-we will definitely be giving this a try. And on another note, congratulations to you for starting this blog! I’ll be sure to read it together with my 7 year old daughter who also loves to cook.

    • Thank you so much Maria you are the first person ever to comment on my blog. Look out for my dark chocolate and cherry fruit smoothie I’m making this weekend.

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