Skinny Potato Salad – my 200th blog post

Just 155 calories per serving

I thought my 200th blog post would be more imaginative than Skinny Potato Salad from Justine Pattison. But this is a wonderful, simplistic meal in its own right and costs less than 75p per serving to put on your table despite being packed with new potatoes, celery, apple and spring onion with a low-fat mayo dressing.

And when I think about it, that’s what this blog is all about. Giving people access to straightforward, tasty recipes that they can make easily and cheaply at home to keep on track with their diet. Enjoy and thanks to everyone who drops by.

Recipe: Skinny Potato Salad

Calories: 155 per serving

Serves: 4

Book: Justine Pattison: Without the Calories – Comfort Food

Prep time: Approx 5 mins

Cooking time: Approx 22 mins


  • 400g small new potatoes (well scrubbed)
  • 4 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 6 tbsp fat-free yoghurt
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 2 eating apples (quartered, cored and sliced)
  • 4 celery sticks (sliced)
  • 6 spring onions (thinly sliced, including lots of green)
  • Flaked sea salt
  • Ground black pepper

Cost per portion: Approx £0.69


Half fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Carefully add the potatoes and return to the boil. Cook for 18-20 minutes or until just tender. Drain the potatoes, then put into a bowl of cold water and leave to cool.

Mix the mayonnaise, yoghurt and garlic. Cut each of the potatoes in half or quarters, depending on their size, and put in a large bowl. Add the apples, celery and spring onions. Toss lightly and season with salt and pepper to taste. Scatter gently over a large platter. Spoon over the dressing and mix just before serving.


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