This time of year wouldn’t be complete without one of our favourite side dishes: potato salad. Potato salad is one of the most popular summer cookout foods and so versatile!
DID YOU KNOW that potato salad has been around since the 16th century?
Most cooks stick to the classic recipe with eggs, mustard or mayo, but there are plenty of ways to take your potato salad to a new level this summer!
Best potatoes for your potato salad recipe
The lower starch content and waxy texture of red potatoes allow them to hold their shape after cooking, making them the perfect candidate for your potato salad recipe. All-purpose white potatoes or Yukon Golds have a higher starch level than red potatoes, but also hold their shape after boiling, making them another suitable choice — with a delicate, thin skin, there is no need for peeling! Avoid using Russet potatoes that won’t hold their shape for potato salad creations.
The potatoes should be cooked so they’re soft, tender and creamy. Cook them until they are just tender when pierced with a fork. Depending on the type of potato and size of the cubes, this will take between 8 and 12 minutes.
Dress your potatoes at the right time!
The type of dressing you plan to use – mayo-based or vinaigrette – will determine when the salad should be dressed. When using vinaigrette, don’t let the potatoes cool before dressing them. And when making a mayonnaise-based potato salad, stay away from dressing warm potatoes. The hot potatoes will cause the mayonnaise to melt and become oily.
EarthFresh’s Potato Salad Recipes
Here are a few of EarthFresh’s favourite potato salad recipes – try adding a tangy sauce or utilizing a new potato variety for your summer potato salad.
Classic Picnic Potato Salad
Our Classic Picnic Potato Salad made with organic red potatoes is the perfect homemade addition to your next BBQ. Sometimes you just can’t beat the classics!
Potato Salad with Maple Herb Vinaigrette
Try our fresh take on potato salad made with mixed baby potatoes and a maple herb vinaigrette. It is the perfect fresh-tasting potato salad, the ideal side dish for a hot summer day.
Curry Potato Salad
Our curry potato salad recipe is one to try. With its delicious curry sauce, it is the perfect salad or side dish for an adventurous crowd.
Watch cooking video here!