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How to make bacon and corn potato salad (aka The Best Braai Side Ever)

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Potato salad at a braai is a South African tradition.

Take your potato salad from average to fully-loaded, with this bacon and corn potato salad recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 250 g streaky bacon, chopped

  • 2 mielies

  • 1 kg baby potatoes, boiled until tender, cooled

  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped

  • handful parsley, chopped

  • bunch chives, snipped

  • Large handful rocket leaves

Dressing ingredients:

  • ¼ cup (60 ml) cup olive oil

  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) tangy mayonnaise

  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) full cream yoghurt

  • 1 heaped Tbsp (20 ml) Dijon mustard

  • juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 fat clove garlic, crushed

  • pinch sugar

  • salt and milled pepper

(Serves 6)

Method:

  • Slow fry bacon until crisp. Set aside.

  • Braai or griddle mielies to blister. Remove corn from cobs.

  • Halve potatoes and toss with corn.

  • Mix spring onion, parsley and chives with potatoes and corn.

  • Whisk dressing ingredients together and drizzle over salad

  • Top salad with bacon and rocket and serve warm or at room temperature.
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