Huzaren Salad

Yes I know I went on holidays but I still did some cooking.

We shared the food preparation between us (that is if we did not eat at one of the French Producer Markets).

One day I made a Huzaren Salad.

Basically it is a potato salad with a few sneaky veggies added.

It is easy to make and can be made a day before (actually it tastes better if it is left in the fridge overnight).

I serve it with a nice green salad and some hot buttered toast or, if it is hot like in France, then a nice french stick will also be delicious.

So what do we need for this?

(Did you spot the giant can of tuna?)

To serve 6 – 8

(Depending on what side dishes you make)

  • 1 kg cooked potatoes
  • 1 finely chopped onion (blanch them if you don’t like a strong onion taste)
  • 2 apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • A cup of chopped gherkins (save the vinegar)
  • 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • A cup each of cooked peas and carrots
  • A cup of mayonnaise
  • ½ cup of yoghurt or creme fraiche
  • 1 tsp of mustard
  • 2 cans of tuna (or 1 giant one!) or vegetarian substitute – I used a vegetarian mince I found in the French supermarket (no mean feat I tell you!)


Chop the potatoes in cubes, add the chopped onions, apples, gherkins, peas, carrots and eggs.

Add the tuna or the veggie option (which you may have to cook according to the instructions).

Mix the mayonnaise, yoghurt, and a teaspoon of mustard and some vinegar saved from the gherkins season to taste with pepper, salt and a bit of paprika powder.

Add this sauce to the chopped mixture, mix it all up and leave it to chill for at least an hour.

Serve with a salad and toast or bread.


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