While it can be said that nothing hits the spot quite like a good old, classic potato salad, there’s still something exciting about gourmet versions of our favourite childhood foods. If you’re keen to experiment a little and offer a fresh take on a classic potato salad for your next braai, simply open up your fridge and get creative with the ingredients inside. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 easy ways to upgrade a traditional potato salad.
Go for creamy:
Nothing says decadent like cream. For a creamy potato salad creation play around with chopped hard-boiled eggs, cubed avocado, or crumbled cheese in your potato salad – yum!
Kick it up a notch:
Sometimes you’ve got to take the gourmet approach. For a fancy take on a traditional backyard potato salad try adding some unusual ingredients like pesto, harissa, or tahini.
Add an acid:
Acid can take a dish from just ok to wow in 3 seconds flat. For a zesty take on a basic potato salad try adding citrus juice, vinegar, soy sauce, or even capers to your potato salad. Your guests will certainly be back for more!
Add some crunch:
If you’re looking to create a true sensory experience add a little bit of texture and crunch to your potato salad with chopped vegetables, toasted nuts, or even crushed potato chips.
A fresh approach:
Nothing breaks through rich, dense food like a bit of freshness. Add a hint of freshness to your potato salad with herbs, fennel, mint, basil, or minced lemongrass. Perfect for a summer braai!
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