I often make potato salad but haven't included a recipe on my blog before. This month's No Croutons Required challenge from Tinned Tomatoes is the potato salad, so I thought it was a good opportunity to take part.
This is a Slimming-World style potato salad, that is my own recipe and is either low syn or syn-free. It's also very straightforward.
Boil some potatoes so they are not too soft
Apparently the duration of an episode of How I Met Your Mother is too long to let them boil... they were a little softer than I would have liked. Chop into cubes or chunks.
Quark is a popular choice for people following the Slimming World plan; it's a virtually fat-free soft cheese that has such a subtle flavour I don't think it tastes of cheese at all. You can use it as a sweet or savoury ingredient; I used to eat it a lot when I lived in Germany as a dessert simply mixed with sugar with maybe some fruit on top.
Mix some quark and some crushed garlic or garlic puree with the potatoes. You can also add a tablespoon of light mayonnaise which does give a nice taste and doesn't add too many syns.
Stir through the potatoes. I also added some raw red onion, which I love, though you do have to be careful who you breathe on afterwards! Finally I added some parsley on top; chives would have been good here but I didn't have any.
I had this for lunch for a couple of days with some thick-sliced ham and a Babybel light for a virtually syn-free lunch. I used a cool new lunchbox I got from Poundland or somewhere similar that has different compartments so keeps the different elements of your lunch separate.
I am sending this to the No Croutons Required February challenge hosted by Tinned Tomatoes. I'm looking forward to seeing the other potato salad recipes and trying a few of them out in future. I know you can make a far more interesting potato salad than this but I think mine is pretty good for a low-fat quick and easy version.