Japanese Potato Salad

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Potato Salad is a cruiser staple and a pot-luck standby.  Naturally it makes an appearance at almost every Memorial Day celebration.  But traditional potato salad drowns the potatoes, celery, and whatever other ingredients that go into the “salad” in a sea of mayonnaise.  I was pleasantly surprised when I sampled Sato San’s fabulous Japanese potato salad.  With a spicy kick, and not nearly as much fat, this is a healthier and delicious Japanese twist on the American version.

Pontoon Potato Salad

(Japanese style)


  • ½ c Cucumber
  • 2 t Japanese Mustard powder (or 1 T Japanese mustard in a tube)
  • ¼ t water (if using Japanese mustard powder rather than paste)
  • ¼ c Cranberry
  • 2 T Kewpie mayonnaise
  • 2 medium-sized white Potatoes
  • 2 t ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 T salt (or to taste)
  • * Julienned ham, onion, apple, egg,  or celery if desired








  • Mix mustard powder into paste with ¼ t water
  • Mix mayonnaise and mustard – mixture should be the consistency of a creamy salad dressing
  • Set aside
  • Peel potatoes.  Halve and slice coarsely
  • Thinly slice cucumber
  •  Boil potatoes in salted water about 10 minutes or until a fork or chopstick can be easily pushed into center
  • Drain
  •  Half-smash into extremely coarse mashed potatoes
  • Mix in cucumber or other *options
  • Mix in mustard/mayo sauce
  • Add cranberry/other options
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1 Comment on Japanese Potato Salad

  1. Chandra
    September 2, 2013 at 7:58 am (4 years ago)

    hmm..yummy ^_^


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