Chunky Potato Salad | Recipes

Chunky Potato Salad | Recipes

Hi lovelies, I’m back with another recipe! I love a chunky potato salad, and I had a great one at work the other week, so I thought I’d try and create a lovely, creamy curried potato salad at home!

It’s only slightly curried (with one teaspoon of curry powder) so it’s not something that is overwhelming, but if it isn’t for you then you can remove this ingredient, and still make an amazing sauce! If you’re vegan, you could also replace the salad cream and mayo with a plant-based mayo as well.

Let’s kick this recipe off with the ingredients you will need!

chunky potato salad recipe ingredients

  • 1.25 kg of potatoes
  • 1 pack of asparagus
  • 1 red onion
  • Chives
  • 21 tbsp of mayo (almost a whole regular-sized bottle)
  • 9 tbsp of salad cream
  • 3/4 tsp of wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp medium curry powder
  • 3 dashes of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Coriander for garnish

First off, we need to chop and boil our potatoes. One of the reasons I decided to make this recipe was because I had a few bags of potatoes, some of which only had a couple left, and I wanted to make use of the food I had before they were no good to eat anymore.

For this recipe I used 3 different types of potatoes – Desiree, Jersey Royals and Ayrshire New potatoes. I cut them up into chunkier pieces than you would normally find in a potato salad (hence the title Chunky Potato Salad Recipe) and popped them in a pot of water. Once the water started to boil, I cooked the potatoes for 15 minutes before draining them.

In order to keep the potatoes from crumbling, as soon as I had drained them, I ran them under cold water to cool them down and dried them off with kitchen roll. Another benefit of cooling them off as soon as they’re finished boiling is that you can eat your potato salad pretty much instantly!

chunky potato salad recipe

While the potatoes are boiling is when you can prep the rest of the ingredients for your potato salad. I decided that I wanted to put red onion, asparagus and chives into mine. I chopped the chives into small chunks, and cut the asparagus in half.

I then rubbed the asparagus tips in olive oil and cooked them in a griddle pan slowly for around 10 minutes. This left them soft enough to happily be disguised in the rest of the salad, but while still adding something different.

The red onion I cut into very thin (as thin as possible just using a knife) slices, and broke each layer apart when I added it into the potato salad. I chopped up 1 red onion, but never ended up using the entire thing. I used about 3/4 of the onion I chopped up as I didn’t want to give the salad a strong onion-y taste, however that did not happen at all, and if you prefer the taste of onion I would recommend adding the entire thing!

chunky potato salad recipe

For the sauce (the best part) I found that a 7:3 ratio of mayo to salad cream was perfect. I measured this out in tablespoons, and ended up using 21 tbsp of mayo and 9 tbsp of salad cream. This was almost a whole bottle of mayonnaise… slightly unhealthy, but worth it.

I mixed this up with the mustard, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper, and that’s it done! Like I said at the start, if you don’t want to add the curry powder, it tastes delicious without it. It is just there to add a bit of flavour, and doesn’t make it taste spicy at all as it’s such a small amount. I’d recommend putting it in, even if you’re not 100% sure.

chunky potato salad recipe

Now all you have to do is mix everything together, pop it in a pretty dish to take pictures, and you’re done! Unfortunately I don’t have any pretty dishes, so I used this plain white one instead.

I also recommend to sprinkle coriander all over the top of your potato salad. It may sound strange, but it will be the best thing you’ve ever done. It really brings out the flavours and add something magical to the dish.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this recipe. Let me know if you recreate it, I’d love to see how yours turns out (and what pretty dishes you own to put it in!).

What’s your favourite fresh summer dish?

~ Beka

chunky potato salad recipe

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  1. July 15, 2018 / 9:16 am

    This sounds good! I’m not a fan of mustard personally but everything else in there sounds so good!

    Would be a fab addition to a summer bbq

    • Beka
      July 15, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      The mustard is so subtle that you could take it out and it would still taste so good! Definitely, it was so delicious ☺️

  2. July 15, 2018 / 9:41 am

    With this heatwave we’ve been loving salads so will add this recipe into the mix

    • Beka
      July 15, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      Definitely do, and let me know how it goes down! It’s a great side dish for any summer dinner!

  3. July 15, 2018 / 10:24 am

    Yum – it looks so creamy! 😍
    I’d leave the curry powder out – put I wonder what it would be like swapping it for paprika instead? Hmmmm 💭💭🤔
    Helen –

    • Beka
      July 15, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      It is, and so delicious! Ooh, I think that would be really good actually? I love mixing mayo and salad cream and paprika, and popping them on top of some boiled eggs as a side dish along with salad and it tastes amazing! I think adding it into a potato salad would be equally as good. Let me know if you try it out – I might try it, too!

      • July 15, 2018 / 10:36 pm

        Yeah the more I think about it the more I think it would work – I put paprika on my homemade potatoe wedges and they are yummie 👌

  4. July 15, 2018 / 11:15 am

    That looks amazing! Will definitely make this at my next family get together! We all love potato salad. ☺️

    • Beka
      July 15, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Let me know how it goes, I really enjoyed it when I made it ☺️

  5. July 15, 2018 / 11:30 am

    I love a good potato salad in this sort of weather, looks super nice!

    • Beka
      July 15, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you, Ellie! It’s so lovely and fresh, especially with the coriander on top. Definitely a must while it’s still sunny!

    • Beka
      July 22, 2018 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you, I hope you enjoy it!

  6. July 15, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    This looks yummy! My sister LOVES potato salad so I’ll have to share this with her!

    Naomi xo

    • Beka
      July 22, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you! I hope she likes it ☺️

  7. July 15, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Oooh lovely way to enjoy potatoes even in this hot weather! Thanks for sharing, from

    • Beka
      July 22, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      I thought so, too! Potato salads are so light and lovely to eat in the hot weather!

  8. Jenna
    July 15, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    YUM – great post! I actually really enjoy potato salad, but I never think to make it… I also am not a huge fan of mayo, so I always just don’t add as much as recipes call for haha. 🙂 I definitely want to try this recipe out soon! Thanks for sharing!
    -Jenna <3
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    • Beka
      July 23, 2018 / 8:32 am

      This was my first time making it, too, and I loved it! You definitely can’t taste the mayo in this recipe, despite there being so much of it 😂

  9. July 15, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    Ooh, it looks delicious! It’s so hard to find good food to eat when it’s this warm, I’ve been sticking to salads and snacky dinners recently… running out of recipes now, so definitely trying this one! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie | http://www.katielclark

    • Beka
      July 23, 2018 / 8:33 am

      Thank you! Let me know if you do make it, and I hope you enjoy it ☺️

  10. blonderiablog
    July 15, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    Potato salad is popular here where I live although I have never thought of adding curry to it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Beka
      July 23, 2018 / 8:46 am

      It was subtle but really nice, I’d recommend it!

  11. July 15, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    This looks really tasty. I can’t believe how much mayo went into it though! I couldn’t see anywhere how many people this will serve.. or I missed it?

    • Beka
      July 23, 2018 / 8:49 am

      Neither can I! But it was the ratio that worked the best for me with the salad cream! Sorry, I forgot to put that in, thank you for noticing – I would say it serves about 6 depending on the portion sizes you take ☺️

  12. July 15, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    Well this looks delicious! I think I only ever once did a potatoe salad and have completely forgotten about it. I have to try your recipe – salads are a perfect food for summer.

    • Beka
      July 23, 2018 / 10:29 am

      Thank you! Let me know if you do try it and what you think of it, I’d love to know ☺️ they really are!

  13. TheCheerfulMum
    July 15, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    I’ve never added curry powder to my potato salad, but I might try it next time! Thanks for the recipe 😊

    • Beka
      July 23, 2018 / 10:30 am

      I found it really subtle but it added something different – it was so nice!

  14. July 15, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Yum! This recipe looks sooo tasty Beka! I love potato salad, it’s such a summery food. It sounds like this would be much healthier (and tastier) than the shop versions! Thank you for sharing and brilliant photos too! 💖 xx

    Bexa |

    • Beka
      August 3, 2018 / 4:41 pm

      Thank you, Bexa! You say healthier, but the amount of mayo that went in there shocked me… but it does serve quite a few people, so I will ignore that 😜 thank you so much!

    • Beka
      July 23, 2018 / 10:33 am

      Thank you, Kate! ☺️

    • Beka
      July 23, 2018 / 10:34 am

      It was super quick and easy, let me know if you decide to make it! ☺️

  15. July 15, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    This recipe sounds amazing! It looks so delicious! Your photos have definitely made me crave potato salad now. I’ll have to share this with my Mum since she really likes potato salad as well! Great post!

    • Beka
      July 23, 2018 / 10:48 am

      Thank you! I hope you both get to try it out and enjoy it, I really enjoyed mine! ☺️

  16. July 15, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    This looks really good! I will have to remember this recipe for the next time I need to bring something to a family bbq!

    • Beka
      August 3, 2018 / 9:31 pm

      Let me know if you make it – it will definitely be great for a BBQ!

  17. July 15, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    Love a potato salad! This looks delicious with a bit of spice from the curry powder, have saved to use! Perfect for summer time 🙂 thanks for sharing! X

    • Beka
      August 3, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      I hope you enjoy it when you do make it! The curry powder definitely adds something lovely to it!

  18. July 15, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    This sounds yummy, shame I don’t personally like mustawww.beccasloveforlife.blogspot.comrd. I do love me a potato salad and salady things like this in general. Great for the warm weather 🙂
    Becca ///

    • Beka
      August 3, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      You can always forgo the mustard, that is something I just added because I like the taste of it! Definitely, it’s such a lovely summer dish ☺️

  19. July 15, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    This potato salad looks creamy delicious! I would love to try this recipe. What brand of salad cream did you use?

    • Beka
      August 3, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      Let me know if you do, I loved this recipe and would love to know if you do, too! I used Heinz, but it would work well with whatever brand of salad cream you’d like ☺️

      • August 3, 2018 / 10:08 pm

        Saved this on Pinterest. This is a good recipe to try. Thanks:)

  20. July 15, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    Your photos are absolutely beautiful! Who knew that mayo could look so good!? I’m definitely saving this recipe for my mom, she is obsessed with potatoes!

    • Beka
      August 7, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you, that’s so sweet of you to say! I hope she likes the recipe if she does decide to try it, it was super tasty!

  21. July 16, 2018 / 12:28 am

    Potato salads are delicious – I never really read up about how to make them! It is interesting that you used different types of potatoes. Though, I am curious about the difference in taste between them. Ooh, ratio is so important! I like that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to make the salad and it looks tasty! Thanks for sharing :).

    Nancy ♥

    • Beka
      August 7, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      Usually I’d just use the same type of potatoes, but sometimes you end up buying different types for different recipes, and I think that being able to use them all up in one recipe is great! It tasted delicious despite the different types ☺️

  22. July 16, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    Gonna try this recipe for sure! Seems great xx

    • Beka
      August 7, 2018 / 12:19 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it if you do try it ☺️

    • Beka
      August 7, 2018 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you! If you do try it, I hope you enjoy it and let me know how it goes ☺️

    • Beka
      August 7, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      Let me know if you do! Thank you – sorry it took me so long to get back to you, and thank you so much for nominating me! 💗

      • August 7, 2018 / 5:06 pm

        No problem! The blogs are always here! HA HA

  23. abbiejadewanders
    July 16, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    this looks like such a fab summer bbq addition, thankyou for sharing 🙂

    • Beka
      August 7, 2018 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you! ☺️

  24. July 16, 2018 / 11:23 pm

    Oh my days I love a potato salad like you wouldn’t even imagine! I love that you added asparagus, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that done before! And the sauce sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing, perfect recipe for summer!

    Lots of love,

    Molly xo

    • Beka
      August 7, 2018 / 5:24 pm

      I just adds something different too it and makes it a much more interesting side dish! Let me know if you try it, Molly, I wanna know if it lives up to your potato salad expectations! 😂

  25. eviebraithwaite
    July 18, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    Ah I haven’t had potato salad in forever and this looks amazing! Definitely need to try making myself some soon.

    Evie x |

    • Beka
      August 7, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Let me know if you do – this one tasted so good, I was so happy with how it turned out!

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