Potato salad; recipes for every housewife

Potato salad with onion is the pride and joy of housewives

Potato salad is a classic in all world cuisines. Each housekeeper has some version of this traditional specialty. Because of its simplicity, it is very well-suited to a multitude of dishes, but somehow best fits the fish. It's dietary, delicious, and healthy.

It is especially good during summer time when it is served as a special meal with a favorite refreshing drink. In this case the most frequent is the sliced ​​potato salad that does not cause weight gain, because many are afraid of extra kilograms.

Adjust it to you and your household with lemon, coriander or Greek yogurt. In winter, it needs to be warmed up and add spices to your taste. That's why there are salads with potatoes and bacon, with mustard and mayonnaise and many others.

In the text below, discover how to make the most delicious version of this salad.

Are potatoes allowed in chrono diet?

The chrono diet is also very popular in Europe. There is an increasing number of supporters of this type of diet in Europe. There are a large number of portals, blogs, newspapers, cooks, and more. Although people know a lot about it, still there is dilemma when it comes to potato salad. Can we eat potato salad in chrono diet?
Certainly you should consume it, but only after a period of so-called chronic restriction. During this time it is strictly forbidden to eat foods with plenty of starch. After that it is allowed to eat potatoes. The only thing you need to pay attention to is avoiding a certain combination of food. Never prepare it with protein, for example with meat.

It's best to eat it for breakfast. What you should allow yourself is, for example, potato salad with onions and sour cream.
Cook potatoes without peeling them. When they cool down, peel it and cut it into quarters. Add pepper and a little cream with potatoes and lettuce.
So, this food in chrono nutrition is allowed. However, it is not desirable that potato salad is consumed too often. Once a week is enough. Too much consumption will affect your weight.

Does potato salad have calories?

Brewed potatoes have only 86 calories. Salad prepared from a kilogram of potatoes (five pieces of medium size) contains approx. 430 Kcal. It's not even a third of the daily allowable allowance, so you do not need to worry too much if you're planning to lose weight.

The salad is great if you want to get rid of accumulated kilograms. This food is saturated and does not make you gain weight if consumed moderately. It is ideal for dietary nutrition in which you will not be tormented by a constant feeling of hunger, and at the same time - you will get reduced calorie intake.
Note: this rule does not apply if potato salad with high-calorie eggs is prepared. For the diet and removal of excess pounds it is recommended to have a shorthand version of this recipe.
One of the recommended meals in this diet is a delicious salad of potatoes and leek or young onion.

The leek protects the blood vessels from damage, while potatoes are the ideal food for lifting energy. It is rich in carbohydrates, beta-carotene and valuable vitamin C.

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Why is it good to eat it during pregnancy?

Potatoes are among the most desirable foods in pregnancy. They are rich in nutritious fibers and vitamins. It is especially good for pregnant women because it is rich in beta carotene, which turns into vitamin A. It is essential for the development of baby's eyes, bones and skin.
  • Potatoes contain more iron than spinach, it's great if you have problems with your blood.
  • It contains more potassium than bananas, and is rich in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.
  • It contains folic acid, which is extremely important for the proper development of the baby, especially in the initial stage.

So, the potato salad will provide a multitude of vitamins for the proper development of the fetus. In addition to the beneficial properties of potatoes, let's not neglect the healing powers of the onion and olive oil from this delicious meal.

How to make potato salad at home?

Classic or plain potato salad

This is the most popular version of the recipe. Some call it potato salad with onion. There is no housewife who has not saved it at least once in her life. It is ideal for almost all occasions and celebrations, and it is perfect combined with various dishes. It's healthy, tasty, and cheap. Because of all this, it gained worldwide popularity.

When it comes to this salad we will mention that you can use a young onion instead of regular one. Potato salad with leek, or wild onions is also a very good option. This delicious meal will then get a completely new dimension. It all depends on your personal affinities.

There are many versions of this delicious meal. We tried to find the best recipes from all meridians.

Potato salad - basic recipe

  • Kilogram of potatoes,
  • onion,
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil,
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar,
  • A little salt and pepper.

Preparation of salad:

Potatoes are best cooked with their peel, they will be tastier. First wash them well. While still warm, peel them and cut into cubes or discs, if desired. Peel onions and cut into thin slices, add salt, and add oil. Let it rest a little.

When the potatoes are cooked, combine it with the onions. Be sure to try it before serving to check if it is salty enough. Decorate the leaves of fresh parsley.
Salad is made from hot potatoes and immediately sprinkled with oil and vinegar diluted with a little water.
Potato salad with fish will serve you as a perfect meal if you want to eliminate fat around the stomach.

Is this salad healthy? 

Yes, this is one of the healthiest meals when it comes to diet food. Sweet potato is a food that still fits best with fish, both river and sea. It almost has neutral taste which will emphasize the taste of fish, with this combination you will get a very delicious meal.

How to cook potatoes without breaking them apart?

The fear of every housewife is that the potatoes will be torn apart during boiling. Therefore, pour it with warm rather than cold water before cooking. Add salt only when cooked, then place it in a dish over the pot with water. In this way, it will not break up.

Potato salad and leek is made by crushing potatoes first. Half a kilogram as in the basic recipe. Leek and onions are cut and added to the potatoes. Then we add mayonnaise, a little olive oil, salt, pepper and salad is finished.

If you are preparing it for dieting, use a diet mayonnaise.

Potato salad with garlic is very healthy. Prepare it in the same way as in the previous two recipes just replace the onion with three heads of garlic. Pour lemon juice, olive oil and finely chopped fresh parsley.

Potato salad with fish is a perfect combination

Recipe with tuna

We will present you two salads, diet and for celebration. Use the basic recipe as a basis. If you are on a diet or you are preparing it for some celebration in the salad, add:
  • 2 chopped tomatoes,
  • 2 cans of tuna,
  • 100 grams of corn sugar maize and for the decoration some parsley leaves.

Potato salad with tuna has its own, so to speak, a stronger version. If you like richer flavors with the basic recipe, add:
  • Canned tuna,
  • add three eggs and combine with 200 grams of mayonnaise,
  • Also add a little bit of chopped cucumbers.

Tuna is a very healthy fish, full of vitamins, minerals and precious omega 3 fats. It strengthens immunity, protects the heart and blood vessels and is an excellent antioxidant.

Octopus and potatoes salad

  • Kilogram of octopus,
  • Half a kilogram of young potatoes,
  • 3 cherry tomatoes,
  • 2 onions, 
  • 2 cloves of garlic 
  • A little oil, a little vinegar,
  • A little salt and pepper,
  • A few olives.

Defrost the octopus and clean it. Cook in salted water for at least an hour. It needs to be so soft that the fork passes through it without any problems. Then cut it into smaller pieces.

Bake potatoes and mix them with a chopped octopus.

In a special pot, mix 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, the same amount of vinegar, the best one is apple vinegar, peeled garlic, and pepper. Stir well.

Cherry tomatoes cut into quarters, and olives on rings. Connect with potatoes and octopus, and add oil, vinegar and garlic.

If you like mild flavors, the potato salad with hake is also good. It is excellent as a dietary variant:
It is necessary to add about four fillets of hake to the kilogram of potatoes, onions and oil from the basic recipe. Roll it out and clean it out from the bones beforehand. Then cut into small pieces. Mix with a salad, if desired, pour a little lemon juice.
Potato salad with hake has a mild taste, serve it with white wine along with it and you will surely not make a mistake.

Potatoes go excellent with greens

If you like the bitter taste of potato salad with arugula you will love it very much.
Cook potatoes, as in the basic recipe, only this time add 50 grams of fresh arugula.
Salad with spinach
  • 500 grams of potatoes,
  • Half a kilogram of spinach,
  • Lemon juice,
  • olive oil,
  • salt

Preparation of the recipe:

Wash the young leaves and leave them for at least one hour to stand in the salt water. Strain spinach well from water, pour it with lemon juice and olive oil. If you liked this salad, you'll love the potato salad with chard.

It also perfectly goes with dairy products

Recipe with sour cream

  • Half a kilogram of potatoes,
  • 300 grams of sour cream,
  • Leek,
  • 5-6 radishes,
  • A few slices of ham,
  • Salt, pepper.

How to make potato salad with sour cream:

Cooked and chilled potatoes cut into rings. Sprinkle with sour cream and mix well. Cut leek rind radishes and add to potatoes, add salt and pepper.

Slices of ham cut and add to the salad. If you put 100 grams of mayonnaise into this meal, it will be even more delicious. Potato salad with sour cream and mayonnaise is slightly more caloric, but during winter treat yourself with treat yourself about this meal.

Potato and yogurt salad is made in a similar way. You can also substitute yogurt with sour milk. Popular versions are with feta and goat cheese.

Combination with eggs and mayonnaise

Creamy potato salad and egg salad

  • Kilogram of potatoes,
  • 6 cooked eggs,
  • 6 tablespoons of mayonnaise,
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard,
  • A little olive oil,
  • A little vinegar,
  • salt,
  • Pepper.

Salad Preparation:

Cook the potatoes without peeling them, and then peel them while still lukewarm and cut into smaller rings. Egg yolk mash and add mayonnaise, mustard, oil and vinegar. Egg white, chop in small parts. Mix well and pour over potatoes. Add salt and pepper.

This potato salad with eggs is quite caloric and avoid it if you are on diet.

Delicious salad with mayonnaise

  • kilogram of potatoes,
  • one onion,
  • 3 eggs
  • A little vinegar,
  • Brassica nigra
  • A little lemon juice,
  • A spoon of sour cream
  • A little olive oil.

How to prepare it:

Wash potatoes, pepper, and while still lukewarm peel them and carefully cut into the rings. Make sure the rings do not fall apart. Onion also is cut into small pieces.

Cook 3 eggs, let them boil for at least 15 minutes so the egg yolk cooks well. Sieve the egg yolk through the sift. Slowly add olive oil to get the density of the reared homemade mayonnaise. Add salt, sprinkle with brassica nigra, pour a little lemon juice and sour cream.

This potato salad is served in rows. Mix olive oil and vinegar add over each row of potatoes. Add a little onion, salt and pepper. When you add everything the mixture is finally mixed with mayonnaise and chopped egg whites. Mix well in order to combine the flavors.

Unusual and spicy combinations when you want to impress someone

Salad with potatoes, bacon and cedar cheese with a fine dressing.

Cheddar cheese is English yellow, full-fat cheese, rather hard in texture. Its sharp and intense taste gives a lot to salads and complements them greatly. Gauda cheese is a very good substitute for this cheese.

You need it:
  • 500 grams of smaller potatoes,
  • 100 grams of smoked bacon cut into slices,
  • onion,
  • About 200 grams of cheese,
  • A little olive oil,
  • Mustard 
  • pepper.

How to make potato salad with potatoes, bacon and cheddar cheese?

Cook potatoes and while they are still warm cut into cubes.

Make a sauce: cut into smaller pieces smoked bacon and add onion. When it turns brown, add a little olive oil, a couple of drops of vinegar and a full spoon of mustard. Mix for a little while on a gentle heat.

Pour potatoes with this sauce and grind cheese while salad is still lukewarm. All this mix. If you want even richer flavor pour salad with garlic sauce.

Potato salad - Cafe Anglais

We found this recipe in the old Burdin Cook book from 1986. It is perfect for festive occasions, but also as a separate meal. It's very decorative.

  • 750 grams of potatoes,
  • Cucumber,
  • 4 tomatoes,
  • onion,
  • 3 tablespoons of wine vinegar,
  • 4 tablespoons of oil,
  • 200 grams of frozen crabs,
  • Teaspoon of cinnamon,
  • salt
  • Pepper,
  • A little mixed spice,
  • dill
  • spoon of mustard.

Into the water where the potato is cooked, put a spoon of cinnamon, and cook it for about 20 minutes. When cooked, pour it over with cold water and peel. Wash the cucumber, peel and cut it into the rings, and dice the tomatoes. When you cut the onion add vinegar, oil, dill, mustard, spices, pepper and salt. Stir well. Then add potatoes, tomatoes and frozen crabs.

Potato salad should be placed in the refrigerator for at least an hour so the flavors combine.

If you like unusual combinations, you really should try this

Refreshing potato salad with garlic, potato and lemon.

  • Half a kilogram of red potatoes,
  • A little olive oil,
  • 4 cloves of garlic,
  • One chain of chopped fresh coriander,
  • Spoonful of lemon juice 
  • A quarter of a spoon of salt
  • Pepper.


In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, chopped coriander and lemon juice. Transfer the cooked and chilled potatoes into a larger bowl in which you will mix the salad and add salt to everything. Sprinkle with prepared dressing.

If desired, add olives or if you like creamy salads, add some mayonnaise or Greek yoghurt.

The leaves of the coriander should be fresh. It has an extremely strong aroma and if you want to reduce its taste in salads, feel free to reduce the quantity. Add as much as you like but do not omit it because it goes well with the taste of lemon.

Purple salad with beetroot and potatoes

This salad is extremely decorative and will greatly serve if you want to visually impress your guests. Its gorgeous color fits perfectly with, for example, the brighter ones. Serve with white fish and risotto.

  • 500 grams of potatoes,
  • 200 grams of pasteurized beet,
  • Little apple vinegar,
  • A little oil,
  • onion,
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs (or mayonnaise),
  • Parsley,
  • salt, pepper.

How to make potato salad with beetroot?

Cook half a kilogram of potatoes. Sprinkle with oil, vinegar and salt. If desired add sugar. The onion is cut into circles. Mix everything with mayonnaise or mash the egg yolk and add a little bit of olive oil. Grind egg whites over the salad. Decorate with fresh parsley leaves. It will be a very nice contrast.

Read more ideas for a beetroot salad.

Extra advice for the end

Do not throw water in which you cook the potatoes. It can serve as a means for removing stains from dishes, but also for washing your clothes.

We hope that at least we gave you a little help with tips and instructions for preparation of this delicious salad. You only have to choose your favorite recipe and prepare the ingredients! We recommend you on this occasion an excellent recipes with sweet potatoes.

Enjoy your meal!