Traditional potato salad, whilst delicious, can be costly when it comes to your daily syn allowance. If you read my Slimming World Journey post this week, called Hot! Hot! Hot!, you will know that the weather has re-inspired my love of the summer barbeque. And what better to go with some tasty syn free barbeque delights, than a fresh potato salad. So I set about looking for a syn free recipe.
This recipe uses both quark and cottage cheese. You could just use quark alone or even just the cottage cheese but I like to combine the two. I think that the blended cottage cheese adds creaminess and the quark as freshness. Together, they make a great potato salad.
The quantities listed make a little more than the picture shown above, so you may wish to increase the quantities of each ingredient to accommodate bigger numbers.
You will need:
2 large baking potatoes
150g Low fat/Virtually Fat Free Cottage Cheese
Red onion or Spring onions
Making this potato salad is easy and a great way to use up any leftover potatoes. In addition, the potato salad will keep in the fridge for a couple of days. I plan to make extra and take it for lunch tomorrow.
To begin with, chop the potatoes into reasonably sized chunks. I tend to go for chunks about this size:
Then the potatoes need to be cooked. Boil them in salted water with the skin on. If preferred, you can peel the potatoes before boiling or, once cooled, scrape the skins off. Just remember that you’re missing some extra fibre by removing the skin.
Chop the chives and the onions. If using red onion, I use an electronic chopper to achieve a finer result. Either way, finely chopping by hand works well, it just comes down to preference.
Blend the cottage cheese together with the quark and pop it into a large bowl.
Keep a little of the chopped chives and onions to the side for garnish and add the rest to the bowl. Add the quark and a good measure of salt and pepper, and then give it a good stir to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them thoroughly and allow to cool. Once they are cool enough to handle, add them to the quark mixture and pop the bowl in the fridge until you are ready to serve.