Basic Potato Salad

A staple for summer

Although making potato salad is so easy for those who have been cooking for years, when you are new to cooking you still need to be shown how.

Cooking tools needed:

  • Cutting mat
  • Knife
  • Potato peeler
  • Saucepan
  • Serving/mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Spoon
Difficulty: Beginner



  1. Step 1

    Gather your tools and ingredients together.

    Peel the potatoes. You can keep the skins on if you like, just wash them well.

  2. Step 2

    Cut the potatoes into 1cm square cubes.

  3. Step 3

    Place into a saucepan and fill with water to above the potato.

    Add the salt.

  4. Step 4

    Cook on high until it starts to boil, then turn down to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.

    After 5 minutes, take out a piece with a fork. Poke the potato piece and if the fork enters easily, take off the stove and drain in a colander. You don't want to cook the potato until it falls apart easily.

    Run some cold water over the potato cubes for a minute. This stops the potato from cooking further. Lay aside in the colander.

  5. Step 5

    After about ten minutes when the potato is cooler, transfer the potato to a bowl, add about 1/4 cup of sultanas (for three potatoes) and place a good squirt of the coleslaw dressing. You don't need much, just enough to coat the pieces.

    Stir with a spoon. If there isn't enough dressing, add a little more and stir.

    Place the bowl in your fridge until ready to serve.

  6. Step 6

    Serve. You can add some chopped spring onions, or a couple of sprigs of parsley to garnish.

Keywords: potato, salad, summer,

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