Tuesday 19 February 2013

Slimming World Potato Salad

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.


  1. Thanks Caroline, I could eat that right now. Actually, I have just started to use quark again, I had forgotten all about it.

  2. i will have to make some ,we both love potato salad.

  3. I love the idea of using Quark here, haven't used it in ages. Also, I like your lunch box with the separate compartments. I will invest in some of those for my own lunches!

  4. This looks so good, I'm going to try it tonight to go with my homemade burgers Thank you Caroline.

  5. Yummy will try this thanks


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