I adore potato salad, I really do. There is nothing quite as good as a massive creamy helping to accompany a yummy salad or plate full of barbecue food. Unfortunately, the store-bought stuff is generally quite fatty; although there are low-fat versions in most supermarkets, they don’t quite cut it for me. My skinny version isn’t quite so watery or h but still packed full of flavour.
As it has been sunny recently and it seems like summer is on its way at long last, we decided to dish up some pulled pork sandwiches with skinny potato salad on the side a few weekends ago. For me, potato salad is a dish that evokes memories of summer, lazy Saturday afternoons spent in the garden and dusky nights around the BBQ with friends. As the weather forecast is looking quite promising, why not throw this together this weekend?
Memoirs of an Amateur Cook’s Skinny Potato Salad
500g baby new potatoes
Salt and pepper
160g fat-free fromage frais
4 tbsp extra light mayonnaise
Small handful of chives, chopped
8 spring onions, chopped
3 rashers of smoked bacon, fat removed and diced
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
2. Spray a roasting dish with fry light. Pour in the new potatoes, season well and spray with more fry light. Roast in the oven for 50 minutes until soft and the skins are verging on crispy. Allow to cool.
3. Whilst the potatoes are cooling, spray a small pan with fry light. Cook the bacon over a medium heat for up to 5 minutes until crispy. Allow to cool.
4. Meanwhile, measure out the fromage frais and mayonnaise in a large bowl and beat until well combined. Season well.
5. Stir in the chives, spring onions and cooked bacon into the fromage frais mixture.
6. Finally, toss the cooled new potatoes in the bowl containing the creamy sauce, chopping any particularly large ones in half. Cool in the fridge until serving.
The smokiness of the bacon complimented our pulled pork sandwiches really well and added some texture. I love the crunch provided by the spring onions and chives and the added dimension provided by the roasted new potatoes. All in all a very yummy and simple dish that won’t ruin your diet.