Potato Salad

Potato Salad

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1996

Tossing the just-cooked potatoes with some vinegar infuses them with flavor while the cool. Our homemade mayonnaise creates the base for a light and tangy dressing.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 2½ pounds red potatoes
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar, divided
  • 1 cup EatingWell Mayonnaise, (recipe follows)
  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup chopped red onion
  • ¾ cup chopped celery
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley


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  1. Put potatoes in a large pot and add cold water to cover. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until just tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes. When cool enough to handle, cut the potatoes into large dice and gently toss them with 2 tablespoons of the vinegar in a large bowl. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard and the remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the dressing to the potatoes. Add onions, celery and parsley and toss gently to combine.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 172 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 41 mcg folate; 29 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 365 IU vitamin A; 19 mg vitamin C; 52 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 285 mg sodium; 750 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (32% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, ½ vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 1

April 20, 2014
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By: Jennifer
Pretty Good, made some slight modifications ...If you like a mayonnaise based potato salad dressing, this is spot on! However, I've always preferred the miracle whip flavor myself. Initial recipe was good, but I made modifications to suite my likes. I accidentally added to much cayenne, but really liked the spiceiness! I didn't do the Dijon mustard (not a fan) but substituted with French's instead. Also, one it was completed, I probably added an additional cup of sugar- like my on a slightly sweeter side than how it initially turned out. All and all, great recipie! I never thought about making my own mayo, so that new find was fantastic! Family loved the recipe too, my hats off to you for providing a tastey potato salad dressing with substantially lower calories compared to what I USED to do! Thank you thank you! Pros: Tasty, easy, Cons: A little time consuming, but that is expected when making this dish!
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