Potato Salad with Green Onions (Plus Wasabi or Yuzu Pepper)

Potato Salad with Green Onions (Plus Wasabi or Yuzu Pepper)

A very simple grown-up potato salad with just green onions and Japanese leek added in. Are you a wasabi fan? Or a yuzu pepper fan? Choose your favorite seasoning and mix it in!

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

2 (about 200 g peeled)
Japanese leek
Green onions or scallions
1/3 bunch
● Grated wasabi or yuzu pepper paste
1 teaspoon
● Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
● Lemon juice (or vinegar)
2 teaspoons
about 3 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
to taste
Sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon


1. Peel the potatoes, cut up and boil until tender, or put into a heatproof bowl, cover with plastic wrap and microwave (around 5 minutes at 500 W).
2. Cut the root and green part off the Japanese leek and chop finely, put into a heatproof container, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 1 minute at 500 W. This will lessen the harshness of the leek and make it sweeter.
3. Take the root ends off the green onion, and chop finely.
4. Put the ● ingredients in a bowl, add the dissolved wasabi or yuzu pepper plus mayonnaise to make the soy sauce-mayonnaise sauce.
5. Mash the cooked and drained potatoes roughly with the back of a fork, and mix with the leek and onion and the sauce from Step 4. Mix well. Taste, and adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper and more mayonnaise if needed. Add a drizzle of sesame oil at the end and mix lightly.
6. Cover with plastic wrap, leave to chill and to allow the flavors to blend for at least an hour in the refrigerator, and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I got the inspiration for this dish from the wasabi and green onion-flavored potato chips I saw at the store. And I thought, if wasabi works, why not yuzu pepper too? - and so these two flavors of potato salad were born.