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Potato salad with apples and Cheddar

As a kid, when I got home from school I used to snack on apples, Cheddar and mayonnaise. It wasn't conventional and my mother was forever wondering where all the mayonnaise was going. As I grew older, I folded this delicious combination in with another favourite - new potatoes - to get the best of both worlds. This remains my go-to dish for any occasion, from picnic to barbecue.

Preparation 10mins Cook time 20mins Servings 4


200g new potatoes

200g mature Cheddar

2 crisp eating apples

2-3tbsp good-quality mayonnaise

A bunch of flat-leaf parsley (30g), leaves picked

A bunch of chives (30g)

Sea salt and black pepper


Put the new potatoes into a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil over a high heat. Lower the heat and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are just tender through to the centre. Drain and allow to cool.

Cut the potatoes into 2-3cm chunks and place in a large bowl. Cut the cheese into 1-2cm cubes and add to the potatoes. Quarter, core and chop the apples into roughly 2cm chunks and add these to the bowl too.

Add the mayonnaise and tumble everything together. Taste before seasoning with salt and pepper. Finely chop the parsley and chives, scatter these over the salad and toss through before serving.