Potato Salad with Hearts

Potato Salad with Hearts

Just make it in a round shape, and decorate it with a heart using a mold. Great for bento, or adding to a store-bought salad.


Wiener sausages
100 ml
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Lemon juice
1 tablespoon
Sliced carrots
enough for everyone
Radish sprout
enough for everyone


1. Peel the potato and cut into 6 pieces. Bring some water to a boil and add the eggs. Once they're about 70% cooked add the sausage and boil for 1 minute.
2. Check the firmness of the boiled items, and if they're okay, then drain them. Peel the egg and use the back of a fork, etc to mash it. Mash the potato as well.
3. Cut the sausage into small, bite-sized pieces. Mix together with mayonnaise, salt and pepper, and lemon juice, and adjust the flavor.
4. Arrange into a round shape on a small plate. Decorate with a carrot sliced into a heart shape using a mold and large radish sprouts and it's complete.
5. For bento, put the potato salad in a silicone or aluminium cup, then place the heart on top. It's cute.

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried putting this together for something simple yet nice-looking for welcoming guests. Maybe it was the color scheme, but it was far more well-received than I anticipated. This even worked for Valentine's Day.