Kartoffelsalat – Potato Salad

Can a potato salad ever be healthy? Potatoes sometimes have a bad reputation for being high in calories. Considering how satiating they can be, their nutritional value is “ok”. Traditional German potato salad is prepared with lots and lots of store bought mayonnaise – below you can find a lighter version using vegetable broth (and a little bit of oil) instead.

Kartoffelsalat – Potato Salad

Recipe by DECourse: Sides, SaladsDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 kg potatoes

  • 3 small onions

  • 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil

  • 1 spoon of mustard

  • 350ml vegetable broth

  • 5-6 tablespoons of vinegar

  • 80g of cubed ham

  • Salt & pepper

  • Chives

  • Sugar


  • Wash the potatoes and cook in boiling water for 20-25 minutes. Peel the onions and cut into cubes. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add onions, cover them and steam for about 15 minutes. Add mustard and stock and bring to the boil. Add the vinegar and ham, season the broth well with salt and pepper.
  • Drain, rinse, peel and slice the potatoes and add them to the broth. Let them steep in the broth for at least 20 minutes.
  • Wash the chives, cut diagonally into fine rings and add to the salad. Season to taste with salt, pepper and sugar. Serve the potato salad with the stock warm or cold.