Two delicious South African potato salad recipes

Every South African lunch or table should have a potato salad when there’s a braai or at Christmas.

It is an ancient tradition that has existed for centuries.

That said, just because it’s an old tradition doesn’t mean your potato salad recipe has to be old too. There are still a few tweaks you can make to spice it up and give it some oomph.

We’ve found two classic South African potato salad recipes that will take you down memory lane this holiday season.

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Potato salad with condensed milk recipe


  • 1.5 kg of potatoes (I use small Mediterranean ones)
  • Mayonnaise Mayonnaise (I use Hellmann’s because that’s what my mom always used)
  • ¼ cup condensed milk
  • – – 1 tablespoon mustard powder (to taste)
  • Onion red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced ​​(optional)


  1. Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes until cooked but not blanched. Leave to cool and then remove the skin.
  2. Cut each potato into 3 pieces and set aside.
  3. Mix the mayonnaise, condensed milk, mustard powder and onion and pour over the potatoes. Garnish with the radishes.

* This recipe was found on

Old fashioned potato salad


  • 8 large potatoes peeled and diced
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 60 ml curly parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 125ml Knorr Light Yogurt Salad and Herb Salad
  • 125 ml of mayonnaise


  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender, then drain and set aside to cool (be careful not to overboil the potatoes or you’ll have a mushy salad).
  2. Meanwhile boil the eggs until hard-boiled (about 8 minutes) then carefully remove from the water and allow to cool, peel and quarter.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the scallions, parsley, Knorr light yogurt, herb salad dressing and mayonnaise and gently stir in the eggs.
  4. Add the potatoes and toss gently to coat and combine.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl.

* This recipe was found on


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