Japanese Mash Potato Salad

Connie "Kiyu" Guerrero


Pleasant and refreshing, and different from the regular potato salads? The secret recipe for Japanese potato salad, which I haven't seen in any Japanese cookbooks: you mash the potatoes and you must use Japanese mayo, you know, that yellow squeezable tube with the drawing of a Casper-lookalike.

I have not tried it with sweet potato, but I'll definitely try it the next time.


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
20 Min


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4 large
2 medium
sweet potatoes (optional)
1 large
1/2 c
1 medium
carrots (thin slices)
1 medium
japanese cucumber (thin slices)
1 c
japanese mayo
1 pinch
salt and pepper

How to Make Japanese Mash Potato Salad


  • 1Peel the potatoes and cut into smaller pieces. Boil a pot of water, add 1 t salt and boil the potatoes until soft. Drain and mash. Let cool.
  • 2Peel and dice apple into small cubes.
    Use a mandoline to slice the cucumber thinly.
  • 3Wash the raisins (because they can be gritty) and pat dry on tea towels.
  • 4Cut carrot into thin slices, cook in boiling water until soft-firm. Drain and let it cool.
  • 5Mix everything together with enough mayo, salt and pepper. Chill well before serving.

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About Japanese Mash Potato Salad

Course/Dish: Potato Salads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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