Country style potato salad that’s slimming!

It’s just so hard – having guests and staying true to your diet – but I am gradually cracking it with Slimming World, again! I have tried and failed several times but, this time, it is really working – their plan is suiting me and I have a lovely leader heading the group I have joined. So, maybe it’s true, it’s not what you know it’s who you know!

Most Saturdays see me cooking a family meal and it’s so tempting to take the easy way out and cook high-calorie family favourites. Now it’s up to me to find some healthy family favourites and this potato salad looks like becoming one of them. I barbecued (OK, Richard barbecued) chicken breasts – or you could do steaks, or pork chops or whatever you fancy, and then served this salad with it. Give it a go and see what you think – but kudos to the slimming world site for providing it!

Potato saladCountry-style potato salad

  • 500g waxy new potatoes diced
  • 1½ tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 6 level tbsp. extra light mayo
  • 50g fat-free natural fromage frais
  • 200g very low fat or fat-free natural cottage cheese
  • 1 level tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 small red onion finely diced
  • 4 plum tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 100g gherkins roughly chopped
  • 3 hard boiled eggs roughly chopped
  • 1 roasted red pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley


  1. Boil the diced potatoes in salted water until cooked and then drain. Put them in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with the vinegar and leave to stand for 10 minutes
  2. Whisk together the mayonnaise, fromage frais and mustard and season well
  3. Add the potatoes and rest of the ingredients and toss well until combined
  4. Cover and chill before serving
5 replies
  1. Tracy W says:

    Looks yummy! I would substitute the chicken for a Quorn alternative as I’m veggie but the salad looks delicious enough to eat on it’s own. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. Heather says:

    Hi Joanna
    I have tried lots of Slimming World recipes and they are all delicious. I love the way you can make traditional recipes into diet ones you don’t feel that your dieting then. I’ve lost 8 stone so the recipes helped me get there.
    Hugs x

  3. Mavis says:

    Sounds and looks good I will be joining you with Slimming World after we finish this holiday on a Avalon Rhine River cruise. The food is so good but oh so naughty. Well !! I am really.
    Thanks for the knowledge.

  4. Maria says:

    I’m enjoying your bog so much Joanna, there is so much information and interesting tips and recipes. Like the addition of nasturtiums in the salad you made, my Mother used these in salads too. Looking forward to seeing you on the tele again soon 🙂


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