Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tzabar & Chef Raffi Cohen's Potato Salad

Chef Raffi Cohen teamed up a while ago with Tzabar Salads to produce a line of better "commercial" salads. Their latest addition is a "Home-Style Potato Salad"

I was quite impressed with Raffi Cohen's/Tzabar "Grilled Eggplant and Techina Salad" that I recently tasted. It was much better than Achlah's Grilled Eggplant and Techina Salad, so I had high hopes for this new Raffi Cohen "Home-Style Potato Salad".

My first disappointment came when I realized they added hard-boiled eggs to the potato salad. I know there are many people who enjoy hard-boiled eggs in their potato salad but I'm not one of them.

The eggs in this salad are chopped much finer than the nicely sized, small, cubed potatoes and carrots. Although I would rather not have eggs in my potato salad that is not what bothered me most about this salad.

Aside from the welcomed pickles, the strongest flavor I tasted was pepper. I thought it was just way too much black pepper. For me, the pepper totally overpowered any other taste in this salad.

As with many potato salads there was a lot of mayonnaise, in my opinion, too much mayonnaise, it made the salad a bit too sweet. Or maybe it was the sugar that made it too sweet. If they really wanted a "home-style" salad I think they should have left out the extra sugar and skipped the added flavor enhancers.

Bottom Line: It's not the worst commercial potato salad I have tasted but I'm disappointed with it. I expected more from Chef Raffi Cohen. I'm sure he would not serve anything like this Home-Style Potato Salad in his restaurant. He surely would not serve this "Home-Style" potato salad in his home.

400 gram container – 14.00–16.00 NIS

Kosher: Badatz- all year, not Passover

Kosher for Passover – Kitniyot- Rabbinate Kiriat Gat

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own.


  1. In general, I don't like pre-made salads especially potato. You just proved why. Thanks.

  2. Hi Sweet and Savory, I totally understand you :)

  3. In my home, eggs were always added. But none of that colored stuff (veg)

  4. "In my home, eggs were always added. But none of that colored stuff (veg)" ...
    So potatoes, eggs and mayonnaise or where there other white vegetables added?