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Simple Creamy Potato Salad


Today I introduce you to Simple Creamy Potato Salad. The ingredients are potato, turkey ham and cucumber. The seasonings are mayo, salt and pepper. It is an easy and quick recipe. It takes only 20~25 minutes total. Of course you can use any kind of meat and vegetables you want, and also you can add more seasonings, such as onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and so on.


Some people avoid potato because it is a carbohydrate, and also mayo because it can be high in calories. If you ask me, you can eat anything to be healthier. But portion size is key. For example, don’t eat a big amount of one dish at one meal, don’t eat just big amount of pasta for your lunch, or don’t eat just a bowl of salad for your dinner. Just eat small portions of various kinds of dishes to get many nutritious things in your body. (see also the post You can Eat Anything You Want! But… )

The recipe is

Boil potato and mash. (If you like smooth potato salad, mash very well. If you like chunky potato salad, leave some chunks of potato.)
Combine all ingredients and seasonings and mix well.

Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Simple Creamy Potato Salad


Ingredients (Servings 2)

1 Large Potato

1 Seedless Baby Cucumber

2 Pieces Turkey Ham

4 Tbsp. Mayonnaise

Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Water for cooking potato

Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Simple Creamy Potato Salad


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

10 thoughts on “Simple Creamy Potato Salad

  1. my in-laws are Japanese so I will try this, thanks you! x

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  2. sounds simply
    & yummy enough
    for me to make!
    didn’t know there
    are potatoes in Japan 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. It sounds delicious! I am big fan of potato salad, however we do prepare it differently. So now is this one on my “to-do” list! 😉

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    • Thank you for stopping by! Yes, there are lots of potato salad recipes. This is my mother’s easiest lazy recipe 🙂 She was a wonderful cook and she cooked many difficult and complicated dishes but she also knew how to save time and trouble to cook 🙂

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  4. The salad looks delicious..I would like to try without ham

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