Zesty Potato and Bacon Salad

Another summer salad is coming your way today…

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I am aware that sadly we are coming towards the end of summer now so this will probably be the last post in my “Summer Salad Series” but I created this recipe and shot the photos a while ago so it seemed a shame not to have shared it with you. BBQ season and the compulsory potato salads that go alongside it may be drawing to a close but I hope that this recipe can help you all to create a delicious spread of food for these last balmy evenings!

I would not define this as a groundbreaking take on potato salad but is light and creamy plus a little indulgent due to the crumbled crispy bacon I use to garnish it. As an extra selling point it is very quick and easy to whip up and can be made early in the day and just chill in the fridge until you are ready to eat it!

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Serves 4 – 6 as a side dish

Prep time: 10 minutesย 

Cooking time: 20 minutesย 


  • 750 g new potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 4 spring onions, ends removed and finely chopped
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp natural yogurt
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 rashers of unsmoked streaky bacon
  • 1 bunch of fresh herbs (basil, parsley or dill) finely chopped


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the potatoes, turn the water down to a simmer and cook for 15 – 20 minutes until cooked. I find that potatoes can be rather temperamental when it comes to cooking time so keep an eye on them – do not let them go too soft or you will end up with mash!
  2. Drain the potatoes and run them under cold water or leave them to one side to cool down.
  3. Meanwhile grill the bacon for 6 minutes, turning it halfway through cooking until it is crispy.
  4. Combine the mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon zest in a small bowl.
  5. Stir the herbs and spring onions in with the cooled potatoes then add in the creamy mixture. Season generously with salt and pepper then pour it into a serving dish and crumble over the bacon.

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33 thoughts on “Zesty Potato and Bacon Salad

  1. baiiiii says:

    Looks so attracting! I’m already feeling hungry ๐Ÿ˜€ Menus from different countries? can you able to do that? Just saying.

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  2. Briana says:

    This sounds really good. I did have to go look up what “rasher” meant though. I’ve never seen that term before.
    Have you every done a salad with purple potatoes? I did once, and I loved it. It was tasty and pretty. I actually used something else unique on it too. Someone gave me vegan bacon salt, and I’ve got to say that it’s actually great for getting bacon flavor without using real bacon. Of course, real bacon is still awesome!

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