• 4 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium red pepper, chopped
  • 250g bacon
  • 2 tbsp your favourite salad dressing
  • 1 tsp salt
I personally enjoyed eating this potato salad! Combining the ordinary potatoes with sweet potatoes (mbambaira) had an interesting mix to it. The bacon just tied everything together resulting in a wonderful dish! It’s pretty simple and straight forward. If you want to carry this salad to work, you can do so in an airtight lunchbox or mason jar. If you need a Mason Jar (check my online store). They are very handy and can also be used to store as well as keep your fruits fresh as I did here.

Resources/Equipment You Will Need

  • Medium sized pot
  • a knife
  • a frying pan
  • a chopping board
  • slotted spoon

Quick Instructions

  1. Get all the ingredients you’re going to need for this recipe ready. These are 4 medium sized potatoes; 1 large sweet potato; 1/2 small onion, chopped; 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped; 1/2 medium red pepper, chopped; 250g bacon; 2 tbsp your favourite salad dressing and 1 tsp salt
  2. Cut your potatoes and sweet potatoes into cubes and put them in a pot. Add salt, partly close the pot and bring them to a boil. Cook until a fork can easily pierce through one. (About 15-20 minutes, depending on how hot your stove top is.)
  3. Whilst the potatoes are cooking, add your bacon to a pan. (No need to add oil as bacon already contains some)
  4. Fry the bacon until it begins to brown. De-glazing the pan with a little water as you go. When the bacon is add put in a separate bowl. Add onions to the same pan you used to brown the bacon. Saute them for about 2 minutes and set aside.
  5. When potatoes are done, drain any excess water. All them to cool.
  6. Put potatoes in a bowl. Add the sauteed onions, green and red peppers. Combine gently.
  7. Add the salad dressing or mayonnaise.
  8. Again combine gently. Add the bacon, mix gently then sprinkle a bit of red and green pepper on top. You’re done, enjoy!


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step-1

Get all the ingredients you’re going to need for this recipe ready.

 

Step-2

Cut your potatoes and sweet potatoes into cubes and put them in a pot. Notice that at this uncooked stage it is almost impossible to recognize the two from each other simply because they are of the same family. Add salt, partly close the pot and bring them to a boil. Cook until a fork can easily pierce through one. (About 15-20 minutes, depending on how hot your stove top is.)

 

Step-3

Whilst the potatoes are cooking, add your bacon to a pan. (No need to add oil as bacon already contains some)

 

Step-4

Whilst the potatoes are cooking, add your bacon to a pan. (No need to add oil as bacon already contains some)

 

Step-5

When potatoes are done, drain any excess water. All them to cool. Put potatoes in a bowl. Now that they are cooked, the sweet potatoes are lighter than the regular potatoes.

 

Step-6

Put potatoes in a bowl. Add the sauteed onions, green and red peppers. Combine gently.

 

Step-7

Add the salad dressing or mayonnaise.

 

Step-8

Again combine gently. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Add the bacon, mix gently then sprinkle a bit of red and green pepper on top. You’re done, enjoy!

 

Enjoy!

Enjoy!

See how easy it is?! You may enjoy this as it is or as a salad with any of your meals. Do try it and let me know hoe it goes.  To sign-up so you can get recipes by email, please go here.



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