We know what you’re thinking; nothing beats a good old, classic potato salad, but variety is the spice of life so why not experiment a little and try to top an old favourite? Your next braai or dinner party is the perfect opportunity for you to play around with your classic potato salad recipe … and use up some extra ingredients in your fridge or pantry, too. Here are 5 easy ways to upgrade a traditional potato salad.

Add an acid:

For a zesty change try adding citrus juice, vinegar, soy sauce, or even capers to your potato salad.

Give it crunch:

Chopped vegetables, toasted nuts, or even crushed potato chips will give your classic potato salad a little crunch and a whole new texture profile.

A fresh approach:

Add a hint of freshness with herbs, fennel, mint, basil, or minced lemongrass.

Make it creamy:

For a creamy creation play around with chopped hard-boiled eggs, cubed avocado, or crumbled cheese in your potato salad.

Get fancy:

For a fancy approach to potato salad try adding some unusual ingredients like pesto, harissa, or tahini.

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