This is the third of a semi-regular series about making tasty, healthy and exciting recipes for the barbecue – on a budget. The series will include lots of salads and sides, as well as meat and veggie recipes to get you cooking and eating some lovely outdoor food this summer.
Potato salad is a must at any barbecue, and I had two types at mine. One was a traditional mayonnaise based salad, and the other was this lighter honey mustard version (well as light as any salad made up of honey and potatoes can be).
I’ve never tried it before but I’d definitely make it again. It was really easy, quick to make and a lovely change from a normal potato salad.
By the way, I made LOADS. I used 3kg of small potatoes altogether, and used half to make this salad. Even though we had 11 at the barbecue, we could have used 2kg and had some to spare. So just halve the recipe if you’re not feeding so many. I haven’t included exact quantities in the dressing because I just went by eye and did half honey, half mustard, then thinned a little with oil. Think I went with 2-3 tablespoons of each then maybe added a little more to make sure all the potatoes got covered.
Honey Mustard Potato Salad
- Small or new potatoes – I used 1.5kg but just use whatever seems a sensible amount for the number coming.
- Whole grain mustard (2-3tbsp)
- Vegetable oil (1-2tbsp)
Cut the potatoes into large chunks and boil in salted water until tender. Rinse in cold water to cool (I let them sit for a bit too as the cold water didn’t cool them completely).
Mix up the dressing, adding honey, mustard and oil to taste – I did about half mustard, half honey then thinned with oil to get the right consistency to coat the potatoes well.