10 easy potato salad recipes

Whether packing them into a picnic hamper or dishing them up at a barbecue, potato salads are such a summer staple. Speedy, simple and inspired by flavours from around the world, our top 10 potato salad recipes are perfect for easy summer entertaining.

Crispy bacon and egg salad
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Crispy bacon and egg salad

Nothing beats a classic potato salad, especially one that's filled with crunchy pieces of bacon and boiled eggs. This makes a perfect picnic or buffet dish as it packs up well and can be made the day before. Plus, it’s gluten-free and takes just 25 minutes to whip up.

  1. Roughly chop the unpeeled potatoes and boil for 20 mins. Meanwhile, boil the eggs for 10 mins, drain and let cool, then peel and quarter.
  2. Mix the mayonnaise with the Dijon mustard. Fry the chopped bacon for 5-6 mins until crisp.
  3. Drain the potatoes, put in a serving dish, top with the eggs, bacon, mayo, chives and a twist of black pepper.

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If serving vulnerable groups, elderly people, toddlers, pregnant women or people who are unwell, cook eggs until the whites and yolks are solid.

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  • Ingredients
  • 800g unpeeled potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 10g chives, chopped