Asian Potato Salad Recipe -
Asian Potato Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Asian Potato Salad

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"Want to try a new and completely different potato salad? Then look no further. The ingredients - bok choy, cilantro, soy sauce and sesame oil - blend together beautifully to give a unique Asian slant to a potato salad."

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Original recipe makes 6 Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool, and chop into bite-size chunks.
  3. To make the dressing, mix together the mayonnaise, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, mustard powder, and salt.
  4. Combine the potatoes, bacon, bok choy, red pepper, green onion and cilantro in a large bowl. Pour over dressing and mix well. Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to blend, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2006

This potato salad is awesome! At first glance it doesn't seem like the combination of ingredients would work, but they actually work beautifully. The bok choy and peppers add crunch, and the soy sauce adds just the right amount of saltiness. I used maple cured bacon which is a little less salty then regular smoked bacon, and it turned out great! I'm a cilantro lover, so I added cilantro according to the recipe however I think that those who don't care for the strong flavor of cilantro could easily substitute parsley and not miss a beat. This is a great recipe and I will be making it again and again. Yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 27, 2010

Enjoyable for something different


50 Ratings

May 17, 2010

HI, I am the submitter of this recipe and just want to clarify the amount of potatoe to be used. If the potatoes are quite large than 6 should be enough, of course if they are smaller than use 6-10. Use your judgement. Thank you for all your comments.

Apr 13, 2007

I can't stop eating this stuff! I omitted the cilantro - mine has been in the fridge for a week, and was looking pretty sorry - and I'm actually glad I did. The flavors work SO well. I'll definitely be making this again! Thanks so much!

Jul 09, 2010

I can't believe I forgot to rate this recipe! So first, let me state I am sad that I forgot to buy bok choy because I love bok choy. This recipe melded all the ingredients perfectly. You have the traditional asian ingredients, soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onion which really liven up the traditional old potato salad. The bacon adds a nice crunchy texture, the cilantro adds the cool crispiness, and the sugar mellows out the saltiness nicely. The only thing I did differently was to had less mayo. Absolutely try this recipe, you will not regret it!

Nov 10, 2010

Really unique flavor, and just what I was looking for. I'd also never worked with bok choy before, so I really enjoyed this recipe, not only for its lovely flavors, but for introducing a new ingredient in to my repertoire.

Aug 25, 2010

We weren't sure what to do with the bok choi in our CSA box but we were determined to find a better option than letting it go bad in the fridge as in past years. This recipe made great use of the choi as well as the green onions, and cilantro also in the box, and my girls LOVE potato salad so this seemed like a good recipe to try. The only change that I made was to skip the dry hot mustard because I don't have any. Nevertheless, it was a big hit with the whole family. The Asian flavors are really clear and it is such a fun and different approach to potato salad than the norm. I just made a double batch again today to bring to a neighborhood potluck and hope that it is widely enjoyed. I know we'll be making it again as a family in any case. Yum!

Jul 05, 2007

Awesome job with them taters there! And I'm a life-long non-potato eater, but when I saw this one, something in my brain made a 'ding' noise and I had to try it. I love all the ingredients, but my cilantro was in an even sorrier state (2 weeks in fridge) and was only able to use a scant amount of what was salvagable. My bacon was on it's way out too, so I doubled up on the bok choy and onions and omitted the salt since the soy sauce was included. Nice and spicy and definitely something I'll make for company or wherever I'm invited that says 'bring dish'. It'll be brought!!


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  • Calories
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 21.2 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 320 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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