Potato Salad with Bacon

My Favourite Salads

Potato Salad with Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3094I think I’ve made hundreds of different potato salads. The basic ingredient is almost always boiled potato, either whole or cut into pieces with skin on or peeled, or mashed with other ingredients. It’s best served with barbeque, roasts, fried chicken, rotisserie or hotdogs, hamburgers or sandwiches.

Potato Salad with Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3096The common ingredients for potato salad are usually: leeks, chives, capsicum, celery, spring onions or red onions; fresh herbs like parsley, mint thyme. or basil; and meats such as bacon, ham, anchovies or beef. The salad is almost always served cold. This recipe is very simple. I serve it with BBQ or other meats. I hope you’ll love it. Have a wonderful Sunday!

  • 1kg (2.2Ib) potatoes or whole baby potatoes
  • 5 slices streaky bacon chopped
  • 4 green onions (spring onions), sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup plain yoghurt
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Potato Salad with Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_2376Please always assemble all ingredients before you start

Potato Salad with Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3085To make dressing: combine mayonnaise and yoghurt in a mixing bowl

Potato Salad with Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_3087and whisk thoroughly to combine. If too thick add 1-3 tablespoons milk. Season to taste.

Potato Salad with Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_2395Pour dressing over salad. Fold gently

Potato Salad with Bacon myfavouritepastime.com_2402and serve.

Potato Salad with Bacon

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1kg (2.2Ib) potatoes or whole baby potatoes
  • 5 slices streaky bacon chopped
  • 4 green onions (spring onions), sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup plain yoghurt
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Scrub potatoes thoroughly and halve or quarter them depending on size ( or use whole baby potatoes).
  2. Cook the  potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water until fork tender (10-15 minutes). Drain and set aside to cool, completely.
  3. Cook bacon until well browned and crisp. Drain on paper towel.
  4. Combine potatoes, bacon, spring onions and onions in a large bowl.
  5. To make dressing: combine mayonnaise and yoghurt in a mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly to combine. If too thick add 1-3 tablespoons milk. Season to taste. Pour dressing over salad. Fold gently and serve.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

31 thoughts

  1. I only recently re-discovered how much I enjoy a good potato salad. I’ve tried tons of combinations, but not yet one with bacon. Will think of it for when my butcher returns from his holidays!

    1. Thanks, John. I have to take a bus to Chicago and see how the kitchen is doing. I’m sure it’s full of great recipes. I wish you a lovely Sunday. How is Max? I’m contemplating buying a chitarra (LOL). Best wishes!
      Liz

  2. Liz, this looks so delicious… How about I bring the hot dogs, and you bring the potato salad! It’s picnic perfect… I’ve never used yogurt in my potato salad before, and now I’m wondering what I was thinking. I bet it’s amazing, and gives the salad that perfect tang that sometimes potatoes need! ❤️

    1. Oh thank you. Somehow I always add plain yoghurt to mayonnaise, It’s a great combination. Feels less fatty too! Thanks so much, I’ll bring the salad and oh yeah…bring the hot dogs!!! Enjoy Sunday!
      Liz

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