Which is a Healthier Side Dish: Potato Salad or Pasta Salad?
Although classic potato salad is usually lower in calories than pasta salad (about 360 per cup), the mayonnaise keeps the saturated-fat content high (it typically has 17 grams of fat and 3 grams of saturated fat). But potato salad has one advantage over pasta salad—it’s almost all vegetable. Potatoes actually have many redeeming health qualities: they’re a good source of potassium and vitamin C and naturally deliver some fiber (especially when you keep the skin on) and protein.
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