Friday, January 18, 2013

Light Potato Salad

So it's a couple weeks into the New Year. How's those resolutions going? Trying to get in shape, lose weight, be healthier? Me too. But I hate giving up my starchy food. Fortunately I'm from Idaho and potatoes have their own food group. Seriously, people can actually survive healthily on a diet of potatoes supplemented only with milk and butter, which contain the two vitamins not provided by potatoes (vitamins A and D). (Love my Wikipedia. I kinda knew that before I looked it up.) 

 This potato salad is a great way to make potatoes. It only has minimal mayonnaise (use light if you have it) and extra veggies. Everyone seemed to love it at my family get-together. Plus it makes fantastic leftovers. If you don't have a large group to feed I would actually probably halve the recipe, it makes a lot! I've made this before with those little rainbow potatoes and that was a lot of fun except the purple potatoes look a little muddy. For extra flavor try roasting the potatoes instead of boiling. I don't do that because I don't like adding the extra olive oil to get them roasted. It's great either way! I hope you enjoy!

Light Red Potato Salad

12 cups cubed red potatoes
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup minced red onion
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cook potatoes, covered in boiling water, 10 minutes, or until tender; drain well and cool.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, bell pepper and onion.
In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over potato mixture, tossing gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate. 


  1. This looks so good! Thank you for linking up to Party In Polka Dots!


  2. YUMMMM, I love potatoes :-) This looks and sounds delish! I popped over from Naptime Creations to check out your French Bread Pizza (also yum!) and was looking around. New follower!

  3. That looks wonderful!! I pinned it to try later!!

    Stopping by from Adorned from Above