Chinese Potato Salad

How to shred the potatoes | peel the potatoes and the cut a thin slice off, using this side as bottom and stand your potato. Then cut the potato into large slices. Then lay the slices down and cut into fine shreds.
How to prepare the shredded potato for salad | wash the potato shreds firstly to remove extra starch attached. Then place the shredded potatoes in a large pot of boiling water. Cook for 1 minute, transfer out and soak in cold water. Those steps help to create a clean and crunchy texture.

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How to assemble salad | mix shredded potato with coriander or other vegetable you prefer. Then mix in salt, sugar, light soy sauce and vinegar.

Then top with Sichuan peppercorn, dried chili peppers, green onion and chopped garlic. Then heat oil until smoky hot and drizzle the hot oil over the aromatics.

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Chinese Potato Salad
Prep Time
10 mins

Cook Time
5 mins

Total Time
15 mins


Easy and healthy Chinese style potato salad



Servings: 2
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: Elaine

  • 2
    middle size
    , finely shredded
  • 1
    small bunch of coriander
    , cut into sections
Hot oil drizzling
  • 2
    dried chili peppers
    , optional
  • 1
    vegetable cooking oil
    , heated until hot
  • 1/4
    Sichuan peppercorn
  • 2
    , chopped
  • 1
    , cut into smaller pieces
Sauce Seasonings
  • 1
    black vinegar
  • Pinch
    of salt
  • 1/8
  • 1
    light soy sauce
  • 1/2
    sesame oil

  1. Wash the shredded potato with a strainer under running water to remove extra starch and obtain a crunchy texture. Cook the shredded potato in a large pot of boiling water.  Transfer out, soak in cold water until cooled and drain. 

  2. In a bowl, mix shredded potato with coriander and then add salt, sugar, light soy sauce and vinegar. Mix well.

  3. Heat oil until almost smoky. Spread Sichuan peppercorn, ,green onion, dried chili pepper and chopped garlic. Pour the hot oil evenly on those three ingredients. 

  4. Mix well and serve directly. 

Recipe Notes

If you want a little spicy taste, add around 1 tablespoon of chili oil and reduce sesame oil accordingly.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113
Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 415mg18%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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