RECIPE: Wasabi Potato Salad

RECIPE: Wasabi Potato Salad

You may be surprised to find out that potato salad is a popular home-cooked dish in Japan. Different than in the west, the Japanese version includes creamy, smooth potatoes mixed with crunchy vegetables mixed in a mayonnaise dressing. In this recipe, we add real wasabi which adds a mellow slightly sweet yet spicy kick.


  • 2 potatoes
  • ⅓ carrot
  • ⅓ cucumber
  • ½ avocado
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp wasabi
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Wash the potatoes and place them in a pot without peeling them. Cover them with water and bring to a boil.
  2. The potatoes will be ready when they are easily pierced with a bamboo skewer.
  3. While still hot, peel the potatoes and mash them with the help of a fork or a potato masher until they get smooth. Set aside.
  4. Peel the carrots, and together with the cucumber cut them into thin slices (around 2 mm of thickness).
  5. Cut the avocado lengthwise, remove the pit and dice the flash.
  6. In a big bowl, add the mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, cucumber and avocado cubes. Mix and while the potatoes are still a bit warm, add the mayonnaise and wasabi. Stir and adjust with salt and pepper.

Recipes courtesy of Eleonora Badellino of Daidokoro Labo. You can find her at and @everydayobento

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