In Canada, potatoes are a main source of carbohydrates, whereas in many Asian cultures, we mainly eat rice. While I lived in residence during my first year, I remember getting both rice and potatoes, and, most often, the potatoes were either baked or fried. After moving off campus, my potato and rice eating habits declined, eating much more of the latter than the former. Then, I saw that potatoes were on sale at SaveEasy this week and decided to make potato salad. Perhaps many of you also have some potatoes waiting to be used: instead of baking or frying them, try boiling them to make a tasty potato salad! This recipe will make you a good amount for you to eat for dinner and spread on bread for the next two days’ worth of lunch. Hope you give it a shot!
1/2 green pepper
3 tbs mayonnaise
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
Some salt or garlic salt & pepper
1. Boil a pot of water. While waiting for it to boil, peel potato and cut into medium sized chunks, about the size of strawberries. Dice carrot, onion, and green pepper while you are at it!
2. Put potatoes in boiling pot of water. Boil until soft, about 10 minutes.
3. Drain potatoes and put into big mixing bowl. Add in diced carrot, onion, and green pepper. Add in mayonnaise, chili powder, paprika, and some salt & pepper too!
4. Mix well and enjoy!
**If you want your onions to be sweeter and carrots softer, add them into pot of potatoes for the last 1-2 minutes to boil.
**Instead of chili powder and paprika, you can add your own spices of choice, even bits of bacon for a different touch!