New Potato and Corn Salad

  • Makes6 servings
New Potato and Corn Salad

Photo: Maya Visnyei

This potato and corn salad is a fresh take on the ol' classic.


  • 1.5 kg small new potatoes

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 3 cobs corn, (about 1 1/2 cups kernels)

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt, or buttermilk

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tbsp vinegar

  • 3 green onions, chopped (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • pinch black pepper


  • Have your child scrub the potatoes with a vegetable brush under running water. If they are very fresh, the skins will practically rub off. Cut off any bruises or funny spots. Cut the potatoes into 1 in. (2.5 cm) chunks or wedges (or just halve them if they're tiny) and place in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cook, covered, until just tender (but not soft) - 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.

  • Meanwhile, husk the corn and boil for 3 to 5 minutes, until just done, but still crisp. Drain and let cool long enough to handle. Cut the kernels off the cob (not a kid job - sorry) and dump into a bowl with the potatoes.

  • In a small bowl have your helpful assistant stir together the yogurt or buttermilk, mayonnaise and vinegar. Pour this mixture over the potatoes and corn, have your child give it a toss, then add the green onions (if you're using them), salt and pepper and stir until everything is evenly mixed.